Jack Allen (footballer, born 1903)

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Jack Allen
Jack Allen, Brentford FC footballer, 1924.jpg
Allen in 1924.
Personal information
Full name John William Alcroft Allen
Date of birth (1903-01-31)31 January 1903
Place of birth Newburn, England
Date of death 19 November 1957(1957-11-19) (aged 54)
Playing position Forward, outside left
Youth career
Prudhoe Castle
1922–1924 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924 Leeds United 2 (0)
1924–1927 Brentford 54 (25)
1927–1931 Sheffield Wednesday 104 (76)
1931–1934 Newcastle United 81 (34)
1934–1935 Bristol Rovers 6 (2)
1935–1936 Gateshead 23 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John William Alcroft Allen (31 January 1903 – 19 November 1957) was an English professional football forward and outside left, who played in the Football League for Leeds United, Brentford, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United, Bristol Rovers and Gateshead.


Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he played for his home town club Newcastle United between 1931 and 1934. He played up front as a striker and managed to score 41 goals in 90 appearances for Newcastle. Perhaps the most important of those goals were scored in the 1932 FA Cup Final, in which Newcastle beat Arsenal 2–1 with both goals coming from Allen.

Allen is best remembered for his time at Sheffield Wednesday where he scored 33 goals in both 1928/29 and 1929/30 to help the Owls clinch back-to-back Division One titles.

Allen also played for Leeds United,[1][2] Brentford,[3] Bristol Rovers and Gateshead in his successful career.


Sheffield Wednesday
Newcastle United


  1. ^ "Leeds United F.C. History". Ozwhitelufc.net.au. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Leeds United F.C. History". Ozwhitelufc.net.au. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Brentford Football Club History". Brentfordfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-04.