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Jack Allen (footballer, born 1903)

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Place of birth  Newburn, England
Role  Football player
Died  November 19, 1957
1922–1924  Leeds United
Position  Forward
Name  Jack Allen

Jack Allen (footballer, born 1903) Jack Allen footballer born 1903 Wikipedia
Full name  John William Alcroft Allen
Date of birth  (1903-01-31)31 January 1903
Date of death  19 November 1957(1957-11-19) (aged 54)

Playing position  Forward, outside left

John William Alcroft Allen (31 January 1903 – 19 November 1957) was an English professional football forward and outside left, who played in the Football League for Leeds United, Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United, Bristol Rovers and Gateshead.

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Career

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he played for his home town club Newcastle United between 1931 and 1934. He played up front as a striker and managed to score 41 goals in 90 appearances for Newcastle. Perhaps the most important of those goals were scored in the 1932 FA Cup Final, in which Newcastle beat Arsenal 2–1 with both goals coming from Allen.

Allen is best remembered for his time at Sheffield Wednesday where he scored 33 goals in both 1928/29 and 1929/30 to help the Owls clinch back-to-back Division One titles.

Allen also played for Leeds United, Brentford, Bristol Rovers and Gateshead in his successful career.

Honours

Sheffield Wednesday
  • Division One winner (2): 1928/29 and 1929/30
  • Newcastle United
  • FA Cup winner (1): 1932
  • References

    Jack Allen (footballer, born 1903) Wikipedia


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