Alex Scott has been confirmed as a commentator for EA Sports’ upcoming FIFA 22 video game, becoming the first English female voice ever heard in the series.
An Arsenal and England great, Scott transitioned to a broadcasting role since her retirement and became the BBC’s first female commentator at a World Cup in 2018.
Scott has since established herself as one of the most recognisable pundits in England, and the next step for the 36-year-old’s career is a historic spot on the commentary team for FIFA 22.
“This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world,” Scott said. “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 EA Sports and the football community as a whole.”
Scott previously featured as a playable character in the game back in FIFA 16 and 17, before calling time on her career on the books at Arsenal in 2018 after spending ten years at the club across two different spells.
“Alex is an inspirational voice in the world of football, as she continues to evolve her talent from the pitch to the studio” said David Jackson, VP Brand EA SPORTS FIFA.
“Authenticity and immersion are at the core of what makes FIFA special, so we’re thrilled to include Alex’s experience and insight in FIFA 22, as part of our English Language commentary team.”
Watch the FIFA 22 Official Gameplay Reveal here. EA SPORTS FIFA 22 launches worldwide October 1st and is available for pre-order now from https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/fifa/fifa-22/buy