Charlie Allen (footballer)

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Charlie Allen
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Slough, England[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Farnborough
Youth career
0000–2006 Reading
Brentford
Dagenham & Redbridge
Billericay Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Notts County 9 (0)
2012–2014 Gillingham 37 (2)
2013–2014 Tamworth (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2015 Margate 56 (20)
2016– Farnborough 11 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:24, 16 June 2016 (UTC).

Charlie Allen (born 24 March 1992) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Farnborough.

Playing career[edit]

Allen began his career at Brentford joining the club in 2006 from Reading, whilst his father was first-team manager at Griffin Park.[2] Allen progressed into the youth team but was not offered a professional contract at the end of his 2-year scholarship. During the summer he spent sometime at a Swedish division 4 club Ånge IF. After that Allen joined Dagenham & Redbridge youth academy, playing for Billericay Town on dual-registration,[3] before signing at Notts County for the start of the 2011–12 season. He made his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale on 27 August 2011, before he was replaced by Alan Judge after 67 minutes.[4]

In May 2012 he was released by the club, along with 12 other players.[5] Two months later he was signed by Football League Two side Gillingham on an initial one-year deal, with the option of extending for a further season. He made his debut for Gillingham on 18 August in 3–1 win against Bradford City

On 31 October 2013 Allen was loaned to Tamworth.[6]

On 14 February 2014, Allen had his contract at Gillingham cancelled by mutual consent.[7] The following month he signed for Margate of the Isthmian League Premier Division.[8]

On 4 June 2015, Allen left Margate.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of ex-Gillingham manager Martin Allen,[10] and grandson to ex-Reading player Dennis Allen.

Statistics[edit]

As of 4 September 2011.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2011–12[11] Notts County League One 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Total England 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Career total 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 507. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Brentford | Team | Youth Profiles | Youth Profiles | CHARLIE ALLEN". 6 April 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "FOOTBALL: Billericay Town sign Charlie Allen from Dagenham". Total Essex. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Preston 2 - 0 Notts County". BBC Sport. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Curle Confirms Retained List". Notts county FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24762634
  7. ^ "Charlie Allen Leaves Gillingham". Gillingham FC. 14 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Brown, Thomas (8 March 2014). "Margate sign former Gillingham man Charlie Allen". Isle of Thanet Gazette. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Charlie-Allen-leaves-Margate/story-26636384-detail/story.html
  10. ^ "Allen keeps it in the family". Sky Sports. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Charlie Allen in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 

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