Alex Scott MBE
Former Professional Footballer, Pundit and Presenter
Alex Scott is a former Arsenal FC Captain and England Centurion. She is the co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday, a well-regarded pundit for BBC and Sky Sports, a regular on BBC’s Match of the Day as well as an ambassador for Nike and Mastercard.
Alex signed with Arsenal at age eight and stayed with the team for most of her career, helping the club achieve a domestic double of the FA Women’s Cup and the FA Women’s Premier League. She was also a key figure in the historic quadruple season for Arsenal in which they won all their trophy competition, and captained the club for the 2014/15 season. Alex travelled the world playing England, becoming the second most capped England player with 140 appearances. She represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics before retiring from international football in 2017.
Since her retirement from football in 2018, Alex has a enjoyed a successful broadcasting career and quickly become renowned for her insights into the game and sharp punditry skills. Alex is a steady part of BBC Sport’s football broadcasting team and co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday. Alex made history as the first female Sky Pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday and made waves as the first female to commentate for the BBC for a Men’s World Cup.
Alex has also been involved co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout on Saturday mornings as well as forming part of the presenting team for The Women’s Football Show on Sunday evenings. Away from the world of football, Alex took part in and won Bear Grylls: Mission Survivor and the Sports Relief Strictly Come Dancing special in 2018. In 2019, Alex returned to the Strictly Ballroom making it all the way to the Quarter Finals with partner, Neil Jones. Alex has also become a regular guest presenter for The One Show and hosted the first slot of Sport Relief 2020 alongside Gary Lineker and Paddy McGuinness.
Since retiring from sport, Alex has worked with some impressive brands including Mastercard, Nike, Cadbury’s and Barclaycard. Alex is also an ambassador for The Sun Newspaper, writing a weekly column and providing exclusive insights surrounding key tournaments throughout the year as well as holding an ambassadorial role at her former club, Arsenal.
Alex is also heavily involved in charitable projects, working with Premier League Communities and launching the Sky Ocean Rescue and Premier League Plastic Pollution Challenge. She also opened The Alex Scott Academy in 2012 in partnership with Kingston College and Puma, the first of its kind for women in the UK. Alex wanted to create an academy system that not only focused on training but also focused on working towards qualifications, providing players with an unrivalled calibre of training, skill development and match play all while promoting excellence in the class room as well.