Jimmy Allan (footballer, born 1896)

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Jimmy Allan
Personal information
Date of birth 1896
Place of birth Cowdenbeath, Scotland
Date of death 1982 (aged 85–86)
Playing position Inside left
Youth career
Glencraig Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
East Fife
Teams managed
1939–1940 Dundee United
1941–1942 Dundee United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy Allan (1896 – 1982)[1] was a Scottish football player and manager. He played for East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk, and managed Dundee United.

Early life[edit]

Jimmy Allan was born in Cowdenbeath, Fife in 1896.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Allan played junior football for Glencraig Celtic before going on to a brief playing career with East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk. He also played for Dundee's reserve team as a trialist. A part-time footballer, Allan was also a professional sprinter.[1]

Management career[edit]

He became Dundee United manager in 1939. In his nine months with the club, he led them to their first national final, reaching the Emergency War Cup final only to lose to Rangers. Allan resigned in July 1940 after the club closed for the 1940-41 season.[2]



Dundee United[edit]

  • Emergency War Cup Runner-up: 1


  1. ^ a b c Rundo, Peter; Watson, Mike (2009). Dundee United - The Official Centenary History. Edinburgh: Birlinn. p. 265. ISBN 978 1 84158 828 5.
  2. ^ "Dundee United A - Z ( A )". Dundee United FC website. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008.