Starting her professional footballing career in Britain, Scott signed with Premier League club Arsenal in 1992. Breaking into the first team as a striker or right winger for Arsenal, Scott remained there until the 2004/05 season.
Scott then signed for Birmingham City, finishing an impressive fourth in the FA Women’s Premier League National Division. However, due to Birmingham’s financial difficulties, she returned to Arsenal for the 2005/06 season.
Upon rejoining Arsenal, Scott helped the club achieve a double achievement; FA Women’s Premier League as well as the FA Women’s Cup. Scott was also a key 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 appear in 21 games, scoring once. In all competitions, she made 35 appearances, scoring three goals.
Upon the creation of the new women’s league in America, Scott moved to Chicago Red Stars, whose head coach was former Arsenal Assistant Emma Hayes. 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 2012, Scott embarked on a third spell at Arsenal, joined by Boston team mate, Kelly Smith. Named captain in the 2014/15 season, Arsenal went on to win the Continental Cup final, beating Notts County. A brilliant motivational speaker, 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.