Alan Hansen Liverpool Legend born on this day 13 June 1955
He was a scottish legend, playing for Liverpool from 1977 to 1991.
His playing position was the centre back.
After 2 years on playing golf, with aspirations of becoming a professional from 15 years old to 17 years old, he came back to play football thanks to his brother John.
Alan Hansen playing with Partick Thistle FC
With John, Alan started his career in the Partick Thistle in 1973, playing 86 matches scoring 6 goals.
After 4 years in Scotland, Liverpool call him.
He was paid £110,000.
In Liverpool was given the nickname “Jockey”.
Alan Hansen Liverpool legend
With the Reds he won a lot of trophies:
Football League First Division (8): 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1989–90
FA Cup (2): 1985–86, 1988–89
League Cup (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
Super Cup (1): 1985–86
FA Charity Shield (5): 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986 (shared), 1989
European Cup (3): 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
On 15 April 1989, the Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans.
Hansen was selected for the FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, playing in the opening six minutes of the match before the game was called off.
Hansen was among many Liverpool stars left distraught by the tragedy, attending 12 funerals and visiting the injured in hospital.
In his autobiography, Hansen described the tragedy as “the blackest period of my life”.