Alan Hansen is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He was the first outfield player to win English league titles in three different decades. His first club as a professional player was with the Scottish team Partick Thistle. He transferred to Liverpool in 1977 and remained there until his playing retirement in 1990. During this time he also received a total of 26 caps for Scotland.
Given his exceptional footballing brain, it wasn't long after his retirement that Sky Television employed him as a pundit and summariser. He then moved to BBC Radio 5 Live before taking up his most well-known role as a pundit for Match of the Day from 1992 to 2014. As a football pundit, Alan has became known for his outspoken views, particularly on teams' defensive performances.
He is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Online and the BBC website on football issues and also works as a motivational speaker.