34 Facts About Alan Hutton


Alan Hutton was born on 30 November 1984 and is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a right back.


Alan Hutton moved to English football with Tottenham Hotspur in 2008, and helped them win the League Cup later that year.


Alan Hutton initially struggled with Villa, and was loaned to Mallorca, Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers.


Alan Hutton then enjoyed a renaissance with Villa, where his defensive exploits earned him the moniker "The Scottish Cafu".


Alan Hutton left the club after helping them win promotion in 2019.


Alan Hutton made 50 appearances for the Scotland national team between 2007 and 2016.


Alan Hutton was shortlisted for selection to the Great Britain Olympic football team for the London 2012 Olympics, but did not make the final squad.


Alan Hutton made his debut against Partick Thistle in a Scottish Premier League match on 22 December 2002.


Alan Hutton broke his leg in February 2005 whilst playing in a league match against Kilmarnock, and was sidelined for eight months.


Alan Hutton signed a new five-year contract with Rangers in the summer of 2007.


Alan Hutton played a part in Rangers' opening UEFA Champions League group match victories against VfB Stuttgart and Olympique Lyonnais.


Alan Hutton made a total of 94 league appearances for Rangers, scoring two league goals against Dunfermline and Hibernian.


Alan Hutton scored goals against Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup and East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Cup.


Alan Hutton initially rejected the chance to join Spurs, and did so again when they improved their offer.


Alan Hutton was cup-tied for the remainder of Spurs' UEFA Cup campaign.


Sunderland and Alan Hutton were keen to make the move permanent, however they were unwilling to pay the fee that Spurs were demanding.


The next appearance, Alan Hutton scored again, as Tottenham Hotspur lost to Bolton Wanderers.


Alan Hutton was defended by Villa assistant manager Peter Grant, who insisted that Alan Hutton is not a dirty player.


Ten days later, Alan Hutton was left out of the 25-man squad chosen to represent the club on the pre-season tour of the United States.


Alan Hutton established himself, playing right back in defence and played all the matches until his loan spell ended.


On 29 January 2013, Alan Hutton was loaned out to Spanish side Mallorca until the end of the season.


The club were relegated, but despite this, Alan Hutton expressed a desire to stay at the club next season.


On 30 June 2013, Alan Hutton's loan spell with Mallorca came to an end.


Alan Hutton will spend an initial 28-day spell at the Reebok Stadium.


Alan Hutton was on the bench for their next two games and made his Wanderers debut on 11 March 2014 in a goalless draw with Derby County at Pride Park.


Alan Hutton scored his first Villa goal against Leicester City on the half volley in December 2014.


On 14 June 2018, Alan Hutton signed a new contract to remain at Villa Park until 2019.


Alan Hutton scored in a Second City derby win against Birmingham City on 25 November 2018, running from inside his own half before finishing with his left foot.


Alan Hutton has been capped by the Scotland national football team as well as at under 21 and B levels.


Alan Hutton made his international debut against Austria on 30 May 2007, coming on as a substitute.


Alan Hutton made his competitive debut against Lithuania in September 2007.


Alan Hutton was part of the Scotland team that beat France at Parc des Princes in September 2007.


Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said in November 2016 that Alan Hutton had retired from international football.


Alan Hutton was included on Team GB Olympic football coach Stuart Pearce's provisional 191-man long-list of players for the 2012 London Olympics football tournament, meaning he was under consideration for selection to the final 18-man squad.