England International Alex Scott started her professional footballing career in Britain signing with Premier League club Arsenal in 1992. Breaking into the first team as a striker or right winger for Arsenal, her diversity and ability adapt meant she was eventually converted to a full-back. Scott remained with Arsenal until the 2004/05 season.
Scott then signed for Birmingham City appearing 15 times for the club and helped them finish an impressive fourth in the FA Women’s Premier League National Division. However, after just one season, due to Birmingham’s financial difficulties, she returned to Arsenal for the 2005/06 season.
Upon re-joining Arsenal for a second term, Scott helped the club achieve a double achievement; FA Women’s Premier League as well as the FA Women’s Cup during her 72 games for the club. Scott was also a crucial figure in Arsenal’s historic ‘Quadruple’ season in which they won all of their trophy competitions, including the 2006/07 UEFA Women’s Cup.
Arsenal were the first ever British side to win the competition, with Scott scoring the only goal in the two-legged tie with Umea IK. Scott appeared in 22 Premier League games, scoring two goals. In all competitions, she made 40 appearances and scored four.
The 2007/08 season saw Scott once again be an integral part of the Arsenal side appearing in a further 21 games, scoring once. In all competitions, she made 35 appearances, scoring three very important goals.
Upon the creation of the new women’s league in America, Scott moved to Chicago Red Stars, much to the delight of Emma Hayes, the head coach was who the former Arsenal. Just a year later, Scott moved again to Boston Breakers and it was soon announced that she would be leaving Arsenal to play for them.
In the inaugural 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer season, Scott competed in 17 games (all starts, playing a total of 1446 minutes) for the Breakers. She scored one goal and also added one assist in the season while holding her own in defence. In the 2010 season, Scott featured in 21 games (all starts, playing a total of 1,890 minutes) while registering a further two assists, she also started 14 of her 15 matches in 2011 proving once again to be a central figure in the Boston’s line-up.
In 2012, Scott embarked on a third spell at Arsenal, joined on this occasion by Boston team mate, Kelly Smith. Having been honoured with the captaincy in the 2014/15 season as mark of her stature and leadership qualities, Arsenal went on to win the Continental Cup final, beating Notts County. A brilliant motivationalspeaker, Alex Scott is a prime example of just what can be achieved with dedication and resilience. In a football world dominated by men, Alex Scott really does stand out from the crowd having enjoyed a diverse and successful career both in England and in the America, experiences that are invaluable to her and shine through in her speaking.
In September 2017, Scott agonisingly had to call time on an immensely diverse career. A true highlight for Scott was her involvement in the 2012 home Olympic Games, an experience she has fond memories of that shine through when she performs as a football speaker.
Scott’s 2011 venture in which she started ‘The Alex Scott Academy’ in partnership with Kingston College and Puma, for female footballers aged 16–19 years was a mark of her nature wanting to assist female footballers of the future to realise their dreams. This first such academy of its kind in the UK, the academy highlighted the growth of the women’s game. Alongside her playing and coaching endeavours, Scott also writes a weekly women’s football column in the Morning Star newspaper, further testament to her diverse skillset and ability all of which contributes to her delivery as an after-dinner speaker.
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