Football legend Alex Scott MBE shared the exciting news that she’ll be joining the FIFA family as its first English-speaking female broadcaster, commentating during the EA Sports FIFA ’22 series. Scott’s career began in professional football, where she played for Arsenal as a right-back during the FA women’s super league. Scott also represented England at the 2012 Olympics and has since gone on to become one of the most notable football pundits in the UK.
Scott shared the announcement on Instagram with a powerful caption that read “This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world. It’s also a big moment for me personally and professionally. It’s an honour to be part of the FIFA gaming institution, alongside some of my brilliant presenting colleagues. Whilst I am the first English-speaking female broadcaster to feature in FIFA, I will certainly not be the last. I know this is just the start of stronger female footballing representation from @easportsfifa and the football community as a whole . . .”
Scott’s new position follows in the footsteps of a Spanish presenter named Nira Juanco, who became the very first female commentator for any language in the history of the series in FIFA ’21. Alongside the FIFA 2022 series, Scott was one of the main presenters of this year’s BBC coverage of Euro 2020, and she’s also set to present this year’s BBC coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.