Albert Allen

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Albert Allen
Personal information
Date of birth (1867-04-01)1 April 1867
Place of birth Aston, Birmingham, England
Date of death 13 October 1899(1899-10-13) (aged 32)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
St. Phillips
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1884–1891 Aston Villa 45 (30)
Total 45 (30)
National team
1888 England 1 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert Allen (born Aston, Birmingham on 1 April 1867, died 13 October 1899) was a football (soccer) player in the early years of professional football in England, who played as an inside-forward with Aston Villa. He made one appearance for England on 7 April 1888 when he scored three goals in a 5-1 victory over Ireland, thus making him one of the five England players who scored a hat trick on his only international appearance.[1]

He first joined Villa in August 1884 (before the foundation of the Football League), and scored Villa's first Football League hat-trick in a 9-1 home win over Notts County on 29 September 1888. He made 44 league appearances for Aston Villa, scoring 27 goals. He died of tuberculosis, which had ended his career prematurely, aged 32.


  1. ^ The other four are John Yates, Walter Gilliat, John Veitch and Frank Bradshaw.
  2. ^ The Villa News and Record, September 1, 1906.