Alex Scott
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 Alex Scott is a British former professional footballer and Football Focus presenter. Alex Scott was well-known for her work as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. Similarly, she made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented the United Kingdom at the London Olympics in 2012.

Early Life and Childhood

Alexandra Virina Scott, Alex Scott’s birth name, was born on October 14, 1984, in London, England. As of the year 2021, her age is 37 years old. She is British by nationality, and she comes from a mixed ethnic background, as her mother is Irish and her father is Jamaican. Her ethnicity is black. She celebrated her 36th birthday with her loved ones in 2020.

Similarly, she is her mother’s daughter, Carol McKee. She has three brothers: an older brother, Patrick, and two younger brothers, Eddie and Joey. Moreover, her religion is Christianity, and her astrological sign is Libra. In terms of education, she attended St Peter’s London Docks Primary School in Wapping.

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Caption: Alex Scott on her graduation look (Source: Instagram)

Professional Life

Alex Scott began her career with Arsenal in 1992, when she was only eight years old. She stayed with Arsenal until the 2004-2005 season when she left for Birmingham City. Due to Birmingham City’s financial difficulties, she returned to Arsenal for the 2005-06 season. She helped Arsenal win the FA Women’s Premier League and FA Women’s Cup, completing a domestic double. She also played an important role in Arsenal’s historic “Quadruple” season, in which they won all of their trophy competitions, including the 2006-07 UEFA Women’s Cup.

In the 2006-2007 season, she appeared in 40 games for Arsenal, scoring four goals. She appeared in 21 games and scored once during the 2007-2008 season. Similarly, she scored once in 13 games during the 2008-09 season. She appeared in 24 games across all competitions, scoring two goals. On September 25, 2008, it was announced that her WPS playing rights had been assigned to the Chicago Red Stars.

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Her rights were traded to the Boston Breakers on January 15, 2009, and it was announced on February 6, 2009, that she would be leaving Arsenal to join her new team. During the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season, she appeared in 17 games for the Breakers. She scored one goal and assisted on another. During the 2010 season, she appeared in 21 games and had two assists. She later returned to Arsenal on loan for the duration of a three-match pre-season tour of Japan in December 2011.

For the 2014-15 season, she was named captain. She did not compete in the Continental Cup final in 2015. Arsenal Ladies, on the other hand, won. She was instrumental in Arsenal reaching the 2016 FA Cup final against Chelsea, which the Gunners won 1-0. Her last game was on May 12, 2018, against Manchester City Women, which Arsenal won 2-1.

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Caption: Alex Scott during her work on the show (Source: Instagram)

International career

She had represented England at the U19 and U21 levels, including at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in Canada. She made her full debut against the Netherlands on September 18, 2004. And has also appeared in the UEFA Women’s Championships in 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017, as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2007, 2011, and 2015. She won silver at the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2009 and bronze at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. She retired from international football on September 2, 2017, but she was the second most capped England player at the time, with 140 appearances.

After retirement

She began her media career after retiring, appearing on programs such as “Soccer AM” and in minor roles at BBC Sport, BT Sport, and Sky Sports. She has also appeared on Bear Grylls’ ITV show Mission Survive, which she won in 2016. In 2017, she made a full-time transition to television broadcasting, co-presenting Match of the Day Kickabout.

Similarly, she rose to prominence after covering the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the BBC, becoming the first female football pundit at a World Cup. She also reported for the BBC during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Additionally, she was named the new co-host of Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday alongside Chris Kamara in August 2019. She was one of the hosts for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards as of December 2020.

Likewise, she was a contestant on the 17th series of “Strictly Come Dancing” beginning in September 2019, paired with professional dancer Neil Jones. The couple was eliminated in week 11 after finishing fifth. She has repeatedly spoken out about the sexist abuse she frequently receives on social media as a result of her role as a football pundit. Moreover, she was announced as the new presenter of Football Focus in May 2021, following Dan Walker’s decision to step down.

Awards and nomination

She has won Cyprus Cup in the year 2009, 2013, 2015; UEFA Women’s Championship runner-up in the year 2009 and FIFA Women’s World Cup third-place in 2015 from England. Similarly, she has won FA Women’s Premier League in the year 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009. FA WSL in the year 2012, FA WSL Cup  in the year 2012, 2013, 2015, FA Cup in the year 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, UEFA Women’s Champions League in the year 2006-2007, FA Women’s Community Shield in the year 2006, 2008, and FA Women’s Premier League Cup in the year 2006-2007, 2008-2009 from Arsenal.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $40 million as of 2021. She is a talented and successful television presenter, pundit, and former professional footballer. According to the most recent paperwork for her company, AVS Media Limited, she earned £485,882 last year, including £339,749 in cash.

Her cash windfall does not cover her Strictly pay, which is estimated to be an additional £100,000. In December, she and Strictly partner Neil Jones reached the quarter-finals, earning her a basic £60,000. Her primary source of wealth is her TV presenting career. She lives a lavish lifestyle thanks to her salary and earnings.

Personal Life

Alex Scott is an unmarried and single woman. However, she was rumored to be in a relationship with her handsome boyfriend, Sam Robertson. Sam Robertson is an actor who currently appears on Coronation Street. She is straight in terms of sexual orientation.

Similarly, she was in a relationship with Kelly Smith, a former footballer, at the time. The couple had also purchased a home in Hertfordshire and were living together. They also lived together after they both traveled to America to play for the Boston Breakers. Their relationship ended only when Kelly left after meeting her future wife, DeAnna.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Alex Scott has a slim body and is the epitome of intelligence and beauty. She has become one of television’s most recognizable faces in recent years as a result of her magnetic personality, knowledgeable analysis of the beautiful game, and appearances on some of our favorite shows.

She is the perfect height of 5 ft 4 in or 1.63 m. Her ideal bodyweight is 59 kilograms. Similarly, her hair is black, and her eyes are dark brown. Her body measurements are 33-26-34 in. Overall, she has a healthy body and a charming personality that draws a lot of people to her.

Similarly, she is active on social media including Instagram and Twitter. She has gained more than 487k followers on Instagram under the username @alexscott2. Moreover, she has gained more than 359.7k followers on Twitter under the username @AlexScott.

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