John Allen (footballer, born 1964)
|Date of birth||14 November 1964|
|Place of birth||Chester, England|
|Playing position||Midfielder (retired)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Allen started footballing at his local club Chester City. After a brief visit at Mansfield Town, he emigrated to Finland. At MP he made his top flight debut on 1987. He made a total of 282 appearances and scored 50 goals while playing for RoPS, TPS, MYPA and TPV. As a player he won the Finnish Championship, then known as Mestaruussarja, twice.
After retiring as a player he joined his former club, TPS, as an assistant coach in 2003. He took charge of the first team as a caretaker on 2008 after Martti Kuusela's dismissal. After the appointment of Pasi Rautiainen in 2009, Allen became the manager of TPS's feeder club, ÅIFK as well as the youth teams of TPS.
On November 2009 Allen signed a two-year contract with RoPS, then playing in the second highest division of Finnish football system. After only one season with RoPS they gained promotion to Veikkausliiga after being crowned the champions of Ykkönen. October 2014 he was signed by FC Jazz.
- Ykkönen: 2010
- Brown, Neil (2 September 2012). "Chester City: 1946/47 – 1999/2000 & 2004/05 – 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- John Allen as caretaker of TPS (Finnish)
- Pasi Rautiainen replaces John Allen as TPS manager (Finnish)
- John Allen takes charge of RoPS (Finnish)
- "John Allen FC Jazzin päävalmentajaksi" (audio) Radio Pori, 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.