Alex Scott

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Alex Scott (Alexandra Virina Scott) MBE (born 14 October 1984) is an English sports presenter, pundit, and former professional footballer who mostly played as a right-back for Arsenal in the FA WSL. She made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was born in Poplar, East London, to a British mother with Northern Irish, English and Lithuanian-Jewish heritage and a Jamaican father. In 2022, Scott revealed in her autobiography that she had been a victim of domestic abuse from her father during her childhood; she pledged that all proceeds from her book would go to help women affected by similar abuse. Scott and former partner, and teammate, Kelly Smith shared a house in Hertfordshire. The pair were teammates in America while both played for the Boston Breakers. Both returned to England to play for Arsenal together in 2012, after the collapse of their American league. In her 2022 memoir How (Not) To Be Strong, Scott confirmed that she and Smith were a couple from 2005 to 2013. While she says she fell "madly and deeply in love" with Smith, Scott has not explicitly labelled her sexuality and has said she has been in relationships with both men and women [1]. As a Unicef ambassador, she has travelled to refugee camps in Iraq; to Papua New Guinea; and to Rwanda (where she was asked to name a gorilla) [2].


  1. from main Wikipedia entry accessed 17 June 2023,_born_1984)
  2. (accessed 17 June 2023)