English retired professional football player Jill Louise Scott MBE (born 2 February 1987) was a midfielder. Scott was one of England’s four standout performers, according to the FIFA technical report on the 2011 Women’s World Cup. She was characterized as “[an] aggressive, ball-winning midfielder who organizes the squad well, works hard at both ends of the pitch, and can modify her team’s angle of attack.”
Scott is 5 feet 11 inches (1.81 m) and was nicknamed “Crouchy” after male international footballer Peter Crouch, who is 6 feet 5 inches tall.
Scott is known as “Crouchy” because of male international footballer Peter Crouch and stands 5 feet 11 inches (1.81 m) tall. She moved from her hometown club Sunderland to Everton in 2006, and she helped the Blues win the FA Women’s Cup in 2010 and the FA Women’s Premier League Cup in 2008.
Scott was selected as the FA Players’ Player of the Year in 2008 and the FA International Player of the Year in 2011.
Scott was dubbed “Queen of the Jungle” after winning the 22nd season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in the UK.
As a child, Scott attended Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. Scott, a long-distance runner who also played football for Boldon Girls, ran for Sunderland Harriers and won the North of England Under-13 cross-country championship and the Junior Great North Run. She had to choose between playing football and running when she was 13 years old, and she decided to focus on football.
Scott completed a BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at Gateshead College after graduating from high school in 2003. She stayed at the college to pursue a foundation degree in sports and exercise development from the University of Sunderland. Along with Carly Telford, a fellow Sunderland player and member of the international team, she also participated in college football. Scott and Telford both enrolled in Loughborough University to study sport after receiving their diplomas.
As she begins her time in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, Lioness Jill Scott traded in her football boots for something a little more durable. The football star participated in the ITV reality series this year along with well-known figures like radio DJ Chris Moyles and pop sensation Boy George.
She admitted she’s not heading into the jungle to be crowned this year’s Queen, but simply wants “to have a good time”.
Playing for England, Jill earned 161 senior international caps after making her debut in 2006 and scored 27 goals for the national side. Other career highlights include scoring England’s winner against Holland in the Euro 2009 semi-finals and also netting in City’s 2017 Women’s FA Cup final victory over Birmingham.
She additionally represented the United Kingdom at the 2012 and postponed 2020 Olympics. Jill played as a substitute four times during England’s successful Euro 2022 campaign, including in the championship game against Germany.
During the competition, she also gained popularity on social media after a widely shared slow-motion video of her cursing at a Germany player went viral. She claimed in an interview with the Guardian about the incident: “Normally, I don’t like to swear, but I did in that moment. My leg was caught between hers, and she wouldn’t release it while the game was still going on. I simply responded when she said something to me as well.
Is Jill Scott Married
She is not yet married but is engaged to her fiance Shelly Unitt.
In March 2020, she announced her engagement to long-term partner Shelly Unitt. Scott sometimes works at Boxx2Boxx Coffee, a coffee shop in Manchester owned by Unitt.
Jill Scott Net Worth
Jill Scott net worth is estimated at around $4 million- $5 million