Liverpool born goalkeeper Alex Scott began his career on the groundstaff at his hometown club Liverpool in May 1931, but was unable to break into the first team. He left in search of playing opportunities at Second Division Burnley in May 1933, making his Football League debut at West Ham United that September, and spent three seasons with the Clarets, making 65 appearances.
In February 1936 he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £1,250, and quickly became first choice at Molineux, making his debut on 8th February 1936 in a goalless draw with Derby County. Scott gained an FA Cup runners-up medal in 1939 as the club lost the FA Cup Final to Portsmouth at Wembley. He also twice finished a runner-up in the League Championship in 1937-38 and 1938-39, missing only 4 games over the 2 seasons.
The outbreak of World War Two saw the suspension of League football. Scott still managed to play 85 times for Wolves in wartime and turned out as a guest for both Aston Villa and Southport in friendlies, while also serving as a policeman.
However, the resumption of League football saw the end of Scott’s time with Wolves, as they opted for Bert Williams to take over as first choice goalkeeper. Scott moved onto Crewe Alexandra in August 1947 after 132 appearances for The Wolves, playing two seasons in the Third Division (North) before retiring from the game in 1949 having made 48 appearances for The Alex.