Former Arsenal captain Alex Scott was officially inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame this week in recognition of her stellar career. Scott retired in the summer of 2018 after a glittering career, the majority of which she spent at her beloved Arsenal. Scott also played for Birmingham City and Boston Breakers, but is mostly remembered as the Gunners’ right-back and long-time captain.
Scott also won 140 caps for England. At Arsenal, she won six league titles, three League Cups, seven FA Cups and scored the winning goal in the 2007 Champions League Final against Umea. Arsenal remain the only British club to win the biggest prize in women’s European football.
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Scott received the award from former teammate and Gunners captain Faye White. Alex said; “This is a huge honour to be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame and a massive confidence boost for me ahead of the weekend. To be named alongside some incredible legends of the game is something I am very proud of and is something I will treasure forever.”
Faye White, added; “Alex is a very worthy inductee into the Hall of Fame. She has been a trailblazer for the women’s game both on and off the field and I am proud to be able to welcome her into the club.
“You could see from her emotional reaction what it means to receive this recognition for all the hard work that she has put in over the years and she fully deserves the recognition she has received.”
Since retiring Scott has forged herself a top level media career as the current presenter of Goals On Sunday on Sky Sports, she is also a current participant in BBC’s primetime show Strictly Come Dancing. Arseblog News had the privilege of interviewing Alex immediately after her final game for the club, you can read that interview here.