Alan Hansen is one of the most successful British footballers of all time, with 17 major honours to his credit. During his 14 years atLiverpool, he won seven Championships, three European Cups, two FA Cups, four League Cups and one League Super Cup. He was also capped 26 times by Scotland.
Alan was born in 1955 and began his career at Partick Thistle in 1973, making 108 appearances before his move to Merseyside in 1977. He made 621 appearances forLiverpool, captaining the team between 1985 and 1990, But a knee injury ended his playing career in 1991.
He worked for Sky as a football analyst for one season before joining the BBC’s Match of the Day team in 1992. Hansen’s insights into the strengths and weaknesses of teams and individual players have won him a reputation as TV’s best football pundit. He has also developed a career as a presenter, fronting three BBC football documentaries – The Sack Race, The Football Millionaires and Football’s Foreign Legion.
He also became a football columnist for Match of the Day magazine, The Express Newspaper, The Radio Times and The Daily Telegraph. Alan is also recognised as a superb Motivational Speaker.
A keen golfer, Hansen has also presented The Magic of the Masters, a BBC programme on the history and traditions of theUSMasters. As well as playing golf (handicap of 3), his interests include tennis and the theatre.