Next up on the #coygoonerlegendprofile is our first female. We’ll be previewing one of the best defenders to play the women’s game in recent years. It is of course our ex skipper and freshly retired, Alex Scott.
JOINED/SIGNED; 3 different spells at Arsenal ... joined Arsenal at age of 8 in 1992. Left for Birmingham City in 2004 but rejoined shortly after in 2005. Left for Boston Breakers in the USA in 2009 but rejoined Arsenal in 2012 until her retirement in 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS (Arsenal); - UEFA Women's Cup 2006–07 (1)
- FA Women’s Premier League National Division (5)
- FA Cup (7)
- FA Community Shield (2) - FA Women’s Premier League Cup (2)
WHY SHE’S CONSIDERED A LEGEND;
Alex Scott is largely considered one of the best defenders to play the women’s game. Her ability to play the game both ways made her a deadly weapon. Scott played a part in various different trophy hauls and played a crucial role as the Arsenal Ladies dominated teams, both internationally and domestically. Upon returning for her 3rd spell at Arsenal she was given the captains arm band and represented the club with class and dignity. Beyond the pitch, Alex has been equally important. She has been a big advocate of the women’s game and has been doing her bit to get the women’s game more attention. Scott is also the first female pundit to be part of the Sky Sports team where her punditry has caught the attention of watchers.
Alex scored the winning goal in in the final of Arsenal Ladies’ 06-07 UEFA Women’s Cup triumph.
Tagging @alexscott2 and any thoughts/ideas for the series would be greatly appreciated 👌🏻❤️!