Alan Hansen’s career journey from football player to commentator achieved him so much, but what’s his estimated net worth?

Alan Hansen had a 40 years long career in professional football.


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Lately, with the news of Alan Hansen being admitted to hospital for serious illness, sports enthusiasts appear to be retrospecting his larger-than-life career, which made him one of the greatest Scottish players of all time.

Alan began his football career in 1973, joining Patrick Thistle, a professional football club. He played pretty well for the team, eventually earning him an offer from Liverpool FC.

In 1977, he was signed by Liverpool with a contract worth £100,000. He played for Liverpool for about 14 years, which means he must have earned an average of £1,400,000 during his tenure, which is equal to $1.7 million today.

After that, his career though went through phases of ups and downs for a while, but he made quite a good record for himself, winning eight league titles, three European Cups, two FA Cups, and three League Cups until his retirement as a player in 1992.

After three months of retirement, he began working as a pundit and summariser for Sky TV and BBC Radio 5 Live, serving more to his pocket and earning him a reputation in the field.

22 years long career of Alan Hansen as pundit at BBC contributed a lot to his net amount!

Alan Hansen joined BBC as a pundit in 1992 and held the position until 2014. During his 22-year tenure, he established himself as a brilliant pundit.

People began recognizing him as a ‘calm, authoritative, and rational analyst of the game.’ Given this recognition, it’s for sure that BBC paid him quite well.

As per the 2017 Daily Mail reports, Alan used to get £40,000 for his single appearance at the BBC, earning him an astonishing £ 1.5 million a year. This means he accumulated £21 million (equal to 26 million dollars in 2024) in his 14-year tenure.

Further, he also worked as a columnist for The Daily Telegraph,, and BBC Sport website. So, there’s no doubt that it also added money to his bank account.

Well, considering all this, it won’t be unjustifiable to say that Alan Hansen is a multi-millionaire with a probable net worth of around $30 million.

Additional Information

  • Before playing football professionally, Alan Hansen aspired to become a golfer. However, his parents wanted him to become a football player, so he pursued his career as a footballer, which earned him an extravagant amount of money.
  • After retiring as a pundit in 2014, Alan had been enjoying his life outside the public sphere. Last year, in 2023, the media spotted him at a luxury resort in Barbados.
  • Alan Hansen is currently in the limelight after Liverpool FC announced that he is seriously ill in the hospital. Meanwhile, many appear to be speculating if Alan has cancer, but the exact details are yet to come.
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety is a content writer with almost two years of experience in the field. She is a passionate researcher and likes to use the skill to explore Hollywood trend. From hopping to the gossip train, to writing about the biggest scandals and exposes of Hollywood, Anuja can do it all. In her free time, she is immersed in books about dystopian realities and fairytales. Now, that explains the writing talent she got!


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