Alan Hansen

Former MOTD Pundit & Legendary Liverpool Defender

Alan Hansen is a Liverpool Football Club legend whose elegant style of defence for the generation of players enabled Liverpool to dominate British and European football throughout the 1970’s-80’s. A terrific football speaker, Alan is one of the most desirable personalities on the sporting after dinner speaker circuit.

Alan is the only person to have won all of the honours available at club level at least twice and captained the Liverpool side to a historic double in 1986.

Hansen was also playing during the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, was left distraught by the events, Hansen attended 12 funerals and visited the injured in hospital. Mixing anecdotal tales of his time in sport and in front of the camera, Alan is an intriguing personality who is ideal for a diverse selections of audiences.

Alan is now most recognised for his infamous punditry and football knowledge on the incredibly popular and longstanding BBC show Match of the Day. In September 2013, Alan announced that he would be retiring from the show after the 2014 Brazilian World Cup. Alan has been a fundamental part of the show as a TV Presenter for 22 years, with colleague Gary Lineker OBE praising his work; “Hansen has been for two decades consistently the best”.

Besides his broadcasting work, he is more and more involved in management and training workshops for companies and pursues several business interests. Combining business and sport, Alan is a compelling football speaker to combine the attributes favourable to both environments.

Alan’s connections to top flight players enables him to conduct interviews and document the workings of the highest levels of management of football clubs. Aside from television work, Alan also writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and enjoys Golf, playing with a handicap of three.

Alan performs wonderful talks as an after dinner speaker, recounting memorable past events on and off the pitch with insights into the game that only people with as much experience as Alan would be able to see.

To book leading football speaker, Alan Hansen as the after dinner speaker for your event or conference, contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing us at or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Alan is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Punditry
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivational
  • Team Building
  • Management