High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Alan David Hansen (born 13 June 1955 in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland) is a Scottish former football player and BBC television football pundit. He played for Partick Thistle, Liverpool, and the Scottish national team. As a pundit, Hansen has acquired a reputation for his critical approach to the game, particularly in regards to defending. Hansen's grandfather was Danish. He attended Lornshill Academy. In addition to his footballing talents he represented Scotland in volleyball and water polo at junior level. Hansen received his scar from a volleyball-related incident, aged 17. Running late for a match, Hansen ran into a glass door. During his stay in hospital he had 27 stitches in his head. He sued the education authority and won.