Percy Allen (footballer)

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Percy Allen (2 July 1895 – October 1969) was an English footballer born in West Ham, Essex.

A Lieutenant,[1] Allen served in the British Army during World War I, and played amateur soccer before moving to West Ham United for the club's initial Division Two season. He made his debut in a 2-1 home defeat to Birmingham on 1 November 1919, at outside right. He was played at centre forward, but became an ever present at right half during the 1921-22 season.[2]

Allen was transferred to Northampton Town in 1923, and also played for Peterborough & Fletton United, Lincoln City, Weymouth and Stamford Town.[2]

After retirement, Allen went on to work for West Ham Corporation, and later owned a newsagents in East Ham.[2]


  1. ^ "The Leagues". The Times. 3 November 1919. p. 32 – via 
  2. ^ a b c Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 17. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.