William Allsop

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William Allsop
Personal information
Full name William Henry Allsop[1]
Date of birth (1912-01-29)29 January 1912[1]
Place of birth Ripley, Derbyshire,[2] England
Date of death 1997
Playing position Right-back
Youth career
Ripley Town
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1934 Port Vale 6 (0)
1934–1947? Halifax Town 242 (1)
Total 248+ (1+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Henry Allsop (29 January 1912 – 1997) was an English former footballer who played as a full-back for Bolton Wanderers, Port Vale and Halifax Town in the 1930s and 1940s.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Allsop played for Ripley Town and Bolton Wanderers, before joining Port Vale as an amateur in June 1931.[1] He signed as a professional in August 1931 and made his debut on 16 January 1932, in a 2–0 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.[1] He played the last five games of the 1932–33 season, but was not selected again after that and was given a free transfer from The Old Recreation Ground to Halifax Town in May 1934.[1] He had played six Second Division games and one FA Cup game for the "Valiants".[1] He went on to make 242 league appearances for Halifax.[2] He appeared as a guest for both Aldershot and Derby County during the war.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 7. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.