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Matthew Alexander (football executive)

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Matthew Alexander (born 14 September 1981) was the Chief Executive Officer[1] at Notts County Ladies Football Club. He was a former FIFA Licensed Agent. He was the son of footballer and football manager Keith Alexander.

Football[edit | edit source]

On December 2015, Alexander was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Notts County Ladies FC.[2]

During Alexander's tenure, the Meadow Lane stadium hosted the final home UEFA Euro 2017 qualifier between the English and Estonian women's national teams.[3] watched by an attendance of almost 8,000 people on September 15, 2016.[4]

Matthew (far right) with John Wilson Head of Sports Medicine at Notts County FC and X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke

Scouting career[edit | edit source]

On December 29, 2011, Alexander became the youngest chief scout in the country[5] having taken up the post at League One side Notts County. Matthew's scouting career began at MK Dons in 2008 and continued that same year onto Macclesfield Town FC until he left the post in 2009 to join Bradford City FC in Player Recruitment.[6]

Alexander helped to form the ladies football academy launched in September 2016 by Central College Nottingham to help develop young female football talent.[7]

He also worked with FIFA as a Data Editor[8] for EA Sports, scouting and evaluating players to enable their realistic recreation or update within the FIFA game console series.

Broadcasting career[edit | edit source]

In 2006, Alexander appeared as a football expert on Raj TV during the FIFA World Cup, which was also screened on Sky TV.[citation needed]

Family life[edit | edit source]

His father, Keith Alexander, died suddenly in March 2010, at the age of 53,[9] while manager of Macclesfield Town.[10]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Alexander was named in football's influential Black List 2016, following in the footsteps of his father, Keith Alexander, who was named as just one of thirty people in the inaugural list in 2008 - As of 2017 the list includes just over 40 people.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Matthew Alexander Appointed as Chief Executive". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. "Matthew Alexander Appointed as Chief Executive". Notts County Ladies FC. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. "Lionesses head to Nottingham for final home qualifier". The FA. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. "England come to Meadow Lane tonight". Notts County Football Club. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. "World's Oldest Football Club Welcomes Youngest Chief Scout". Voice Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. "BRADFORD APPOINT MATT ALEXANDER AS SCOUT". Kick It Out. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. "Central team up with County for new Female Football Academy". Nottingham - City of Football. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. "Matthew Alexander". Non Executive Directors. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  9. Lawson, Alex. "Matt Alexander: An Old Head On The League's Youngest Chief Scout's Shoulders". Footy Matters. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. "Keith Alexander honoured by the Black List". BBC.
  11. "Keith Alexander honoured by the Black List". BBC News. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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