Top 10 Football Alans

Ollie Irish

7th, January 2011


By Ollie Irish

Alan is such a desperately British name, and so it’s no surprise that most of the greatest football Alans have hailed from these shores. Here’s our pick of the greatest Alans in football history:


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1. Alan Ball - The only Alan to lift a World Cup (I think) is our No.1, partly because we just couldn't face putting Shearer or Hansen there, but also because he was a smashing little player and truly world-class in his prime.

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