Alan Hansen


Best known for being as uncompromising in his assessment of players’ performances from the studio as he was leading the double-wining Liverpool team of the 1980s, Alan has become one of the best-known pundits in sport. In his after dinner speeches the former Liverpool captain, golf fanatic, and occasional newspaper columnist looks at how the game has changed and reveals what happens away from home.


Until a knee injury ended his career, Alan Hansen was one of the most successful British footballers of his generation. He captained Liverpool to a historic double and is one of few players to have won all the honours available at club level at least twice.

After his playing career Alan forged a new role on TV and became a firm favourite on Match of the Day. His insights into the strengths and weaknesses (particularly weaknesses) of teams and individual players won him a reputation as one of television's best football pundits.

Alan also fronted several documentary investigations into the game. Using his access to players like David Beckham and Michael Owen, he explored the implications of rising salaries for top-flight players, and the system of bringing youngsters through the ranks of professional football.

As well as working on his handicap (he plays off three), Alan has made various media appearances from chat shows to TV ads, and has written a column for the Daily Telegraph. His after dinner speech looks at how the game has changed, reveals the differences in preparation between English football’s most successful managers, and what really happens playing away from home.

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