John Allen (footballer, born 1964)

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John Allen
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-11-14) 14 November 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Chester, England
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981-1984 Chester City 79 (5)
1984-1985 Mansfield Town 2 (0)
1985-1986 Huima 40 (10)
1987-1988 MP 47 (10)
1989 Västra Frölunda 8 (1)
1989 Malmö FF 5 (1)
1990-1992 MP 80 (8)
1993-1994 RoPS 49 (13)
1995 TPS 26 (8)
1996-1997 MYPA 36 (6)
1998 RoPS 26 (4)
1999 TPV 18 (1)
1999 KuPS 4 (0)
2000-2001 Salpa 37 (2)
Teams managed
2003-2008 TPS (assistant)
2008 TPS
2009 ÅIFK
2010-2011 RoPS
2012-2014 SalPa
2015- FC Jazz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Allen (born 14 November 1964) is a football player and coach. He is currently the head coach of FC Jazz in Finnish second tier Ykkönen.

Allen started footballing at his local club Chester City. After a brief visit at Mansfield Town, he emigrated to Finland.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

On November 2009 Allen signed a two-year contract with RoPS, then playing in the second highest division of Finnish football system.[4] 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.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ John Allen as caretaker of TPS (Finnish)
  3. ^ Pasi Rautiainen replaces John Allen as TPS manager (Finnish)
  4. ^ John Allen takes charge of RoPS (Finnish)
  5. ^ "John Allen FC Jazzin päävalmentajaksi" (audio) Radio Pori, 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.