|Alexandra Virina Scott Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1984|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Alexandra Virina Scott is an English sports presenter, analyst, and former professional soccer player who has represented, as a defender, Arsenal W.F.C. (2002-2004, 2005-2009, 2012-2018) and Birmingham City W.F.C. (2004-2005) in England; and Boston Breakers (2009-2011) in the United States. At the international level, she represented England at the under-19 and under-21 tiers before making her full senior national debut in September 2004. Alexandra scored 12 goals in 140 appearances for England – retiring from international soccer in September 2017. As of May 2023, she was the 4th most capped female soccer player for England. Representing the country, she finished as the runner-up at the 2009 edition of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Women’s Championship aka the UEFA Women’s Euro (a quadrennial continental international championship). This was the 2nd occasion (after 1984, also a defeat) that England had reached the final of the tournament. Alexandra was also a member of the English squad that had reached the semi-final of the 2017 edition of the tournament. She finished in 3rd place at the 2015 edition of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Women’s World Cup. As of May 2023, it remains the country’s best performance at the prestigious tournament. Alexandra was also a member of the English squads that had reached the quarter-final of the 2007 and 2011 editions of the tournament. In 2019, she was inducted into the ‘English Football Hall of Fame’.
Alexandra Virina Scott
Poplar, London, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Alexandra had attended Langdon Park School, a co-educational comprehensive secondary school located in her home district of Poplar. During her playing career, she completed a degree in professional sports writing and broadcasting from Staffordshire University, a public research university in Staffordshire, England.
Sports Presenter, Analyst, Professional Soccer Player (Retired)
- Mother – Carol McKee
- Siblings – Ronnie Scott (Brother)
She has been represented by Limitless Sports Consultancy, Talent Management & Sports Marketing Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
- 2, 22 – England
- 2 – Arsenal W.F.C.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Alexandra has dated –
- Kelly Smith (2005-2013) – Alexandra began dating fellow English professional soccer player Kelly Smith in 2005 while they were both representing Arsenal W.F.C. in England. They were together at the club until they both joined the Boston Breakers in the United States in 2009. They both re-joined Arsenal W.F.C. in 2012 but their relationship came to an end in 2013 even though they both continued to turn out for Arsenal W.F.C. over the next few years. During their relationship, Alexandra and Kelly even used to share a house in Hertfordshire, one of the home counties (counties of England that surround London).
- Samuel Robertson (2019) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Black)
She is of Northern Irish, English, and Lithuanian-Jewish descent on her mother’s side and Jamaican descent on her father’s side.
- Toned physique
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Gleaming face
- Cheerful smile
- Has a mole near her upper lip
Alexandra Virina Scott Facts
- Alexandra started her youth career in 1992 when, as an 8-year-old, she joined the youth academy of English giants Arsenal W.F.C. She stayed in the system until 2002 when she was promoted to the club’s top-tier senior team.
- Representing Arsenal W.F.C., she won the Women’s Super League (WSL) (the highest division of the women’s soccer league system in England) title in the 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2012 seasons. The triumph in the 2012 season was the club’s record-extending 14th such title.
- With the club, Alexandra won the Women’s FA Cup (the premier domestic knockout tournament for women’s clubs in English soccer) in the 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2015-16 seasons. The last of these wins was the club’s record-extending 14th such title.
- In both 2006 and 2008, she also won the FA Women’s Community Shield with Arsenal W.F.C. The trophy is annually decided by a one-off match between the winners of the previous season’s Women’s Super League and the Women’s FA Cup. The win in 2008 was the club’s record-extending 5th such title.
- In April 2007, in the first leg of the final of the 2006-07 season of the UEFA Women’s Champions League (the most prestigious club competition in European soccer for women), Alexandra scored the only goal of the match. The second leg of the final was a goalless draw.
- This meant that Arsenal W.F.C. won the 2-legged final by a 1-0 margin on aggregate and consequently lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in history. It was also the first-ever such triumph by any British club. As of May 2023, this remains Arsenal W.F.C.‘s only appearance in the final of this esteemed event.
- With England, Alexandra won the Cyprus Women’s Cup (a global invitational tournament that has been held annually in Cyprus since 2008) in 2009, 2013, and 2015. The triumph in 2015 was England’s 3rd such and made it the then joint-most successful team in the competition.
- In 2011, she founded the ‘Alex Scott Academy’ to nurture female soccer players aged 16-19 years. It was the first academy of its kind in the United Kingdom.
- With Arsenal W.F.C., she also won the FA Women’s League Cup (a domestic competition in English women’s soccer that consists of 2 phases – a group-stage competition followed by knockouts) in 2012, 2013, and 2015. The last of these wins was the club’s record-extending 4th such title.
- In August 2012, Alexandra was a part of the Great Britain squad (which consisted of players from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) that finished in 5th place at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
- During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, she used to write a column for The Independent, a British online newspaper. In 2016, she won the 2nd (and last) season of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, a reality TV show that features celebrities on a 12-day survival mission.
- Alexandra was appointed as an ‘MBE’ (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2017 for her services to the sport. She retired from international soccer in September 2017 and played her last game at the club level in May 2018.
- Post-retirement, she has worked as a pundit for both BBC Sport (the sports division of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom) and Sky Sports (a group of sports channels that are collectively the dominant subscription TV sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland).
- When Alexandra covered the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup for BBC Sport, she became the first female football pundit to have covered an edition of the FIFA World Cup for the BBC. In August 2018, she became the first female pundit on Sky Sports.
- In December 2019, she finished in 5th place in the 17th season of Strictly Come Dancing, a popular British dance-based competitive reality TV show in which celebrities partner with professional dancers.
- In July 2021, Alexandra was announced as the host of a new BBC daytime quiz show called The Tournament. The same month, she was announced as a commentator for FIFA 22, the 29th installment in the FIFA series of video games – the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world.
- She was one of the main presenters for the BBC‘s coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics (held in July and August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
- In 2021, Alexandra received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire, a public university located in Hertfordshire, England.
- Her autobiography, titled How (Not) To Be Strong, was published in September 2022. It revealed that she was a victim of domestic abuse during her childhood. Her father, who had abandoned the family when Alexandra was about 7 or 8 years old, was the perpetrator. She pledged that all the proceeds from the sales of this book would be used to help out women affected by similar abuse.
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