Alan Hansen is best known and respected as the analytical pundit on BBC’s Match of the Day, when he shows an in-depth knowledge of the game that he played better than most. He was a poised and polished central defender with Partick Thistle and then Liverpool, where he was captain during their golden age of the 1980s. Born in Sauchie in Scotland, he collected 17 major football honours including seven League championships, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one Scottish First Division medal, and three European Cups.

He is a columnist with the Daily Telegraph, and his after-dinner material is full of fascinating facts as well as revealing tales of the unexpected about his life in football and television. Alan is a single handicap golfer, and has appeared with the BBC team covering the US Masters, and so is comfortable speaking to football or golf audiences.