Fred Allen (footballer)

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Fred Allen
Personal information
Full name Frederick Allen
Date of birth July 1860
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death c. 1926 (aged 65–66)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Springhill Methodists
1890–1892 Small Heath 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick "Fred" Allen (July 1860 – c. 1926) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football Alliance for Small Heath.

Allen was born in the Hockley district of Birmingham and played football for Springhill Methodists before joining Small Heath in 1890.[1] He played three times for them in the Football Alliance in the 1891–92 season when Jack Hallam was switched to a more central forward position.[2] He died in Birmingham in about 1926.[1]

A forward called Fred Allen is recorded to have played for Luton Town in the Southern League from 1892 to 1895. He was the club's top goalscorer during the 1893–94 season.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ Matthews, p. 141.
  3. ^ Bailey, Steve (December 1997). The Definitive Luton Town F.C. Soccerdata. p. 89. ISBN 1-899468-10-2. 
  4. ^ Collings, Timothy (1985). The Luton Town Story 1885–1985. Luton Town F.C. p. 309. ISBN 0-951067-90-7.