Flo Allen (footballer)

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Flo Allen
Personal information
Full name Florence Allen
Date of birth (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 24)
Place of birth Norwich, England
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender, Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Norwich City Women (General Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2022 Bristol City 87 (0)
International career
2014 England U-15
2014–2016 England U17 5 (0)
2018–2019 England U19 6 (1)
Managerial career
2022– Norwich City Women
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 November 2016
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 April 2019

Florence Allen (born 13 August 1999) is an English former footballer who played in the defender position for Bristol City. She has represented England on the under-17 national team. She is currently the General Manager of Norwich City Women.

Early life[edit]

Allen was raised on her family's farm in Norfolk and began playing football at the age of 6.[2] At the age of 16, she moved to Bristol to pursue her dream of becoming a professional footballer.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Bristol City, 2016–2022[edit]

Allen signed with Bristol City in January 2016 ahead of the 2016 FA WSL season.[3] She made 11 appearances for the team and helped secure a second-place result with a 10–3–3 record and promotion to FA WSL 1.[4] Allen was sidelined during the 2018–19 season due to a long term hip injury.[5] Allen announced her retirement from professional football in April 2022.


Allen has represented England on the under-15 and under-17 national teams.[6][7] She was named to the England squad for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in September 2016.[8][9]


with Bristol City.
  • FA WSL 2 Runner-up: 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Players – England" (PDF). FIFA. 24 September 2016. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Florence Allen – from a farm in Norfolk to the Football World Cup". Sport Sister. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Bristol City manager Willie Kirk promotes two youngsters to the first team". Bristol Post. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ "2016 Standings and Player Stats". FA WSL. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "I'm determined to come back stronger".
  6. ^ Smith, Amy (11 June 2014). "Meet the 14-year-old Norfolk girl who has been busy representing England". Beccles and Bungay Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "U17 WWC: Meet Flo Allen & Katie Startup". She Kicks. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  8. ^ "England squad named for FIFA Women's U17 World Cup". England Football Association. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  9. ^ Garrett, Daniel (12 September 2016). "Bristol City WFC's Flo Allen named in U17 World Cup squad". BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Caudwell, Jayne (2011), Women's Football in the UK: Continuing with Gender Analyses, Routledge, ISBN 041556087X
  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Scraton, S., Magee, J., Caudwell, J. (2008), Women, Football and Europe: Histories, Equity and Experience (Ifi) (Vol 1), Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH, ISBN 1841262250
  • Stewart, Barbara (2012), Women's Soccer: The Passionate Game, Greystone Books, ISBN 1926812603
  • Williams, Jean (2003), A Game for Rough Girls?: A History of Women's Football in Britain, Routledge, ISBN 0415263387

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