Alex James Mowatt (born 13 February 1995) is a footballer who plays for Barnsley. He plays as a central midfielder, but has also played as a left winger. He is an England U20 international.
Mowatt was born in Doncaster and attended Don Valley Academy, whilst playing for junior club Bentley Pumas Doncaster, Mowatt's talents were recognized by Leeds in 2003 and Mowatt was signed to Leeds United's academy at the age of 9. After progressing through Leeds youth ranks, including Captaining Leeds Under 18's, Mowatt signed a professional deal at Leeds. Mowatt captained Leeds Under 18s team managed by Richard Naylor and led the Under 18s to win the Under 18 League Championship during the 2012/13 season. He captained Leeds Under 18s during a 3–1 loss against Liverpool Under 18s on 1 March 2013 at Anfield in Leeds' Under 18s in the FA Youth Cup run.Yorkshire Evening Post's Phil Hay said that Mowatt's performances and style of play was reminiscent to a young Barry Ferguson.