Don McAllister

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Don McAllister
Personal information
Full name Donald McAllister
Date of birth (1953-05-26) 26 May 1953 (age 65)
Place of birth Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 Bolton Wanderers 156 (2)
1975–1981 Tottenham Hotspur 172 (9)
1977Washington Diplomats (loan) 25 (0)
1981–1983 Charlton Athletic 55 (6)
1984 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 (0)
1984 Rochdale ? (?)
Teams managed
1985–1986 Barnet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Don McAllister (born 26 May 1953) is an English former professional footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, Charlton Athletic, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Vitoria Setubal, and Rochdale.[1]

Football career[edit]

McAllister joined local club Bolton Wanderers as an apprentice in June 1970. As a central defender he played on 156 occasions including one as substitute and scoring twice.

He signed for Spurs in February 1975 in a £80,000 transfer deal[2] where he went on to make 209 appearances including five as sub and scoring ten goals in all competitions.[3]

During his career at the club he was a member of the 1977 relegation side and the 1978 team that won promotion and played a part in the FA Cup winning squad of 1980-81.

In the summer of 1977, he went on loan to the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League.

McAllister joined Charlton Athletic[2] in August 1981, where he featured in 55 matches and netted six goals.

In 1984, he played one game for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. He finished his first class career at Rochdale after a further three appearances.

After football[edit]

McAllister emigrated to Sydney, Australia, where he worked as a finance manager for many years. He is now retired and relocated to Queensland in late 2015. [4]


  1. ^ Barry J Hugman (2005). PFA Premier and Football League Players Records 1946-2005. ISBN 978-1-85291-665-7. 
  2. ^ a b Transfers Retrieved 12 October 2008
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 29 November 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
  4. ^ Where are they now ? Retrieved 12 October 2008

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