Kenny Allen

Football, Football player

1948 –

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Who is Kenny Allen?

Kenneth Richard Allen in Thornaby-on-Tees is a retired English professional football goalkeeper.

Kenny Allen began his career as an amateur with Hartlepool United, who he joined in August 1968 from non-league Tow Law Town, a side later to produce Chris Waddle. He played only 7 league games for Hartlepool, before leaving, turning up next at South African side Hellenic. In December 1972 he returned to England, signing for West Bromwich Albion, but left without appearing in their league side.

He had a spell with Workington before joining Bath City in July 1973. He made nearly 300 appearances for Bath over the next five years.

In August 1978, Allen joined Bournemouth, where he was make 152 league appearances. In 1983 he signed for Bury on non-contract terms, but failed to make the first team, and in December 1983 he joined Peterborough United, playing only once in the Associate Members Cup at home to Wrexham. Peterborough proved to be an unhappy place for Allen a couple years later when, as a Torquay player, he was attacked on the pitch by Peterborough 'fans'.

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Jan 12, 1948
Also known as
  • Ken Allen
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • North Yorkshire
  • Thornaby-on-Tees

on July 23, 2013


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