Dennis Allen (footballer)
|Date of birth||2 March 1939|
|Place of birth||Romford, England|
|Date of death||August 1995 (age 56)|
|Place of death||Reading, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 16 August 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Dennis James Allen (2 March 1939 – August 1995) was an English football player and manager.
Born in Dagenham, Allen represented Charlton Athletic (1956–1961), Reading (1961–1970) and Bournemouth (1970–1971) as an inside-forward. He scored 89 goals in 358 league appearances. Dennis went on to be Player Manager at Cheltenham Town.
His brother Les (b. 1937), son Martin (b. 1965), grandson Charlie Allen (b. 1992), great-nephew Oliver (b. 1986) and nephews Bradley (b. 1971), Clive (b. 1961) and Paul Allen (b. 1962) all played football professionally. Martin went on to manage Cheltenham Town himself.
- Soccer Whos Who compiled by Maurice Golesworthy The Sportsmans Book Club 1965
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