Alex Scott is a British television presenter and former professional footballer. She played as the right-back for Arsenal and featured 140 times for the England national football team and even represented her country at the London Olympics in 2012.
Following these incredible accolades, the former football star will make history as the first female broadcast voice in the FIFA game series. Her welcome into FIFA 22 has been met with applaud and marks EA’s shift toward better inclusivity of female talent in its games.
Alex Scott: first female commentator in FIFA series
Alex took to Twitter and Instagram to announce her debut in the FIFA series. In a tweet, she said that she was happy to finally share the news, citing: “I joined the FIFA family and will be commentating for FIFA 22!”.
In her tweet, she further wrote: “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", adding on Instagram: "It’s an honour to be part of the FIFA gaming institution, alongside some of my brilliant presenting colleagues”.
Indeed, this is a monumental time for females in gaming and we couldn’t be any more proud of Alex’s achievement!
She further noted on Instagram that, whilst she is the first English-speaking female broadcaster to feature in FIFA, she won’t be the last. “I know this is just the start of stronger female footballing representation from EA Sports and the football community as a whole”, she added.
Happy to finally share the news that I joined the FIFA family and will be commentating for #FIFA22! 🙌🏾🎮— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 21, 2021
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.#FIFA22pic.twitter.com/A1Lhozl7K6
She ended off her post appropriately citing EA Sports’ famous tagline: “EA Sports, we’re in the game”.
Alex Scott will assume the role of the pitchside reporter in FIFA 22’s “Career Mode” and will be featured alongside former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder, Stewart Robson. Alex replaces the role by FC Bayern Munich striker, Alan McNally, who had been a feature of the game since FIFA 19.
We fully support EA's transition to better inclusivity of female talent and hope to see other publishers follow suit in the future.
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