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Harry Allen

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 caps, 0 goals, 1 own goal

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 18: A 6
70% successful
1888-90

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Harry Allen
Name Notes Name is most certainly Harry, not Henry. His three census returns confirm this name. His marriage registration calls him Harry, as does his death registration.
Born 19 January 1866 in Walsall, Staffordshire [no registration found in Walsall].
Birth notes Walsall was a registration district in its own right, but no Harry Allen's were registered there until 1877. The census confirms Harry was born in Walsall in 1866, but there are too many Allen's to confrim an exact birth registration.

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, a 5 year-old Harry lived at John Street, Walsall. The third of five children, to Joseph and Emma Allen. His father is possibly a Carter.

According to the 1881 census, 15 year-old Harry lived at 121 Regent Street, Walsall. The fourth of ten children, still living with his parents. He was a tube maker, alongside his father.

According to the 1891 census, 25 year-old Harry was the Landlord of the Crown Inn, in Fryer Street, Wolverhampton. Married to Ellen with three children, Harry T., Jane A. and Ethel.

Married to Ellen Phoebe Curley on 26 September 1886 [registered in Walsall, Staffordshire, September 1886].
Died 23 February 1895 at Long Street, Walsall, aged 29 years 36 days [registered in Walsall, March 1895]. A licensed victualler, leaving effects worth £200 to his wife, Ellen.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st 12lbs [1889]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Patrick Talbot's White Shirt, Black Country [2004] & FindMyPast.co.uk.

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Walsall Swifts FC, before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1886.  Illness and a back injury forced Allen to retire from football in October 1894, after 153 appearances and 8 goals for Wolves.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1892-93, runner-up 1888-89.
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Patrick Talbot's White Shirt, Black Country [2004].

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 140th player (141) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half;
First match No. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe, aged 22 years 16 days;
Last match No. 40, 5 April 1890, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 24 years 76 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90.
Team honours British Championship winners 1887-88, 1889-90 (shared).
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a coal merchant and a landlord in Wolverhampton following his retirement from the game, until his untimely death four months later. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.10.

 

Harry Allen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Gls Av. min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 5 5 450 0 0 min 0 None 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.

 

Harry Allen - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Away 4 3 1 0 16 3 +13 0 1 4.00 0.75 87.5 +3
All - British Championship 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 0 1 3.60 1.20 70.0 +2

 

Harry Allen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 0 1 5.00 0.667 100.0 +3
BC 1888-89 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1889-90 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 0 1 3.60 1.20 70.0 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 0 1 3.60 1.20 70.0 +2
All 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 0 1 3.60 1.20 70.0 +2

 

Harry Allen - Match History
 Club:  Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 22
1 32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Recreation Ground, Nantwich Road, Crewe BC AW Start ch
2 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start ch
3 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast AW Start ch
Age 23
4 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Oval, Kennington, London BC HL Start ? ch

Harry Allen's own goal is often credited as a James Oswald goal.

Age 24
- 38 15 March 1890 - Ireland 1 England 9, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW reserve
- 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW reserve
5 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start ch

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