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Tony Allen

Stoke City FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 5: A 5
50% successful
1959

captain: none
minutes played:
270

Tony Allen

Timeline

  Anthony Allen
Birth Monday, 27 November 1939 in Hanley, Staffordshire [registered in Stoke on Trent, March 1940].
Attended Broom Street School and Wellington School, Hanley

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Began with Stoke Boys' Brigade before joining Stoke City FC firstly as an amateur, then turned professional on 27 November 1956. Despite both Everton FC and Chelsea FC offering �£30,000 to buy Allen in December 1959, Allen moved to Bury FC on 8 October 1970 for £10,000 until November 1971. Moved to South Africa with Hellenic FC of Cape Town, from February 1972. Returned to England in October 1973, turning out for Stafford Rangers FC and Nantwich Town FC.

League honours
443+3 appearances, 2 goals
Stoke City FC 1957-70 414+three appearances, two goals.
debut (division two): 14 September 1957 Doncaster Rovers FC 0 Stoke City FC 1
Bury FC 1970-71 29 appearances
debut (division three): 10 October 1970 Plymouth Argyle FC 3 Bury FC 4.
last (division four): 11 September 1971 Bury FC 0 Cambridge United FC 1.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1962-63 (41ᵃ); 
Division One best: tenth 1965-66(17ᵃ);
Football League Cup
runners-up 1963-64.
FA Cup best: fifth round, 1957-58, 1960-61, 1963-64 & 1968-69;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st 8lbs [1959], 5' 9", 11st 12lbs [1960]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 781st players (781) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 335, 17 October 1959, Wales 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 19 years 324 days.
Last match No. 337, 18 November 1959, England 2 Northern Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 19 years 356 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1959-60;
Team honours British Championship shared 1959-60;
Individual honours England U23 (seven appearances, 1958-60), England Youth;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Works as a licensee in Stoke, where he has been since retiring from football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.11./Pringle & Fissler [1996]


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
3 3 2 270 0 one none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
3 1 1 1 5 5 =0 0 0 1.667 1.667 50 =0
All his matches were played in a white shirt

Match Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1959-60 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1

Match History


Age 18 under 23  
two appearances - Poland September 1958, Czechoslovakia October 1958.

Age 19    
postponed - Scotland February 1959;
four appearances - France March 1959, Italy & West Germany May 1959, Hungary September 1959.
 
 
 Club:  Stoke City F.C. - three full appearances (270 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - three full appearances (270 min)x
 
apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

1 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD   3

one of five who became the 781st player (781) to appear for England.
the sixteenth Stoke City player to represent England

2 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL   3
3 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW 16 3
 

Age 20 under 23  
one appearance - Scotland March 1960. withdrew - GDR, Poland & Israel May 1960.


 

 
 
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