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Albert Allen

Aston Villa FC

1 appearance, 3 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 1
100% successful

1888

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile
Full name Albert Allen

Notes

Actual birthdate and a middle name suggestion of Arthur provided by The Aston Villa Player Database.  Although the FA give his date of birth as 1st April and no middle name.

Born 7 April 1867 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham as Albert Allen, June 1867]

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, a 4-year old Albert, the fourth son of five children, to Isaac and Sarah. They live at 469 Park Road, Birmingham. His father is a burnisher?.

According to the 1881 census, Albert is a Metal Roller, and now with two more younger brothers, but only living with his mother after his father had died in the past year. They remain at 469 Park Road, Birmingham.

According to the 1891 census, Albert is now married to Alice, with two sons, Albert and Archibald, they live at 42 Hingeston Street, Birmingham. He is a Gold & Silver Wire Drawer

Married to Alice Richardson [registered in Birmingham, June 1887];
Died 13 October 1899 in Birmingham, aged 32 years 190 days [registered in Birmingham, December 1899] of consumption.
It had been reported as early as April 1899 that Allen was suffering from 'consumption', and that he did not have many days left.... he went another six months.
Funeral on 18 October in Birmingham.
Height/Weight not known

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.co.uk

Club Career

Club(s)

Started with St. Phillips FC in Aston before joining Aston Villa FC in August 1884.  Forced to retire through illness in May 1891.  Scored 27 goals in 44 league games.

Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Allen scored Aston Villa's first Football League hat-trick in a 9-1 home win over Notts County on 29 September 1888.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 147th player (151) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 34, 7 April 1888, Ireland 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 21 years 0 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After football, worked in Birmingham until his ill-health ultimately took his life. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.9/10.

 

Albert Allen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 3 30 min 3 0 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Albert Allen - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Albert Allen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC Total 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Albert Allen - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start
14,39,60
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