Oliver Allen (footballer)

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Oliver Allen
Personal information
Full name Oliver Thomas Allen[1]
Date of birth (1986-09-07) 7 September 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Havering, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2007 Barnet 14 (4)
2007–2008 Stevenage Borough 13 (1)
2008 Crawley Town (loan) 2 (2)
2009 Thurrock 1 (0)
2009 Billericay Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:53, 5 April 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Oliver Thomas Allen (born 7 September 1986) is an English footballer who played as a striker in the Football League for Barnet. His father Clive played for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1980s.

Playing career[edit]

Allen is a former West Ham United trainee who also played for Tottenham Hotspur at youth level. He moved to Birmingham City during 2005. He scored 13 goals in 18 games for Birmingham's reserves, but never played for the first team, moving to Barnet on a free transfer in January 2007.[2] He had some success at Barnet, scoring four goals in four consecutive games in February, but did not add to that tally, and was released by the club in May 2007.[3]

After impressing on trial – scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly[4] – Allen signed a two-year contract with Conference National side Stevenage Borough.[5] In February 2008, he went on loan to Crawley Town.[6] At the end of the 2007–08 season he retired from football due to a persistent knee injury and the remainder of his contract was cancelled by Stevenage.[7]

However, in January 2009, he returned to football with Conference South side Thurrock,[8] but made only one appearance from the substitutes bench, against Hampton & Richmond Borough,[9] before leaving the club because of injury.[10]

On transfer deadline day in March 2009, Allen joined Billericay Town.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1761 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Signy, Dennis (22 January 2007). "Barnet Sign A Goalscorer". Barnet F.C. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barnet choose Thomas over Allen". BBC Sport. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bent scores in Spurs friendly win". BBC Sport. 7 July 2007. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Stevenage snap up striker Allen". BBC Sport. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Crawley borrow two". Non League Daily. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Boro release five". Non League Daily. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  8. ^ "Oliver Allen joins Thurrock". Thurrock F.C. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "HamptonA13". Thurrock F.C. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "Player News". Thurrock F.C. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "Deadline day deals". Billericay Town F.C. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 

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