Teigen Allen

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Teigen Allen
Teigen Allen playing against the USWNT 2012.jpg
Allen playing against the United States in September 2012
Personal information
Full name Teigen Jacqueline Allen
Date of birth (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Vålerenga Fotball Damer
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Sydney FC 30 (0)
2012–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 21 (1)
2014 Western New York Flash 5 (0)
2014–2016 Sydney FC 25 (0)
2016–2017 Melbourne City 13 (0)
2017- Vålerenga Fotball Damer 10 (1)
National team
2008–2010 Australia U17 32[1]
2009–2013 Australia U20 25[1]
2010– Australia 39 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 September 2016

Teigen Jacqueline Allen (born 12 February 1994[2]) is an Australian soccer player who plays for Vålerenga Fotball Damer in Norway and the Australia women's national soccer team. She previously played for W-League teams Melbourne City, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers as well as the Western New York Flash in the American National Women's Soccer League.

Early career[edit]

Allen began her football career playing for Penrith Nepean United in Western Sydney. After five years with the club her defensive talent was scouted by W-League side Sydney FC where she earned a Scholarship with NSWIS.

NSWIS and AIS[edit]

In 2008, Allen earned a scholarship with New South Wales Institute of Sport. She earned her scholarship with The Australian Institute of Sport in 2009 and she still holds it currently.[3]

Club career[edit]

Sydney FC, 2009–2012[edit]

Allen was 15 years of age when she started playing for the professional Australian W league Sydney Fc[4][5]

Western Sydney Wanderers, 2013–2014[edit]

Allen was one of three players along with Catherine Cannuli and Servet Uzunlar, to become the first women to ever sign multi-year contracts in the W-League.[6]

Western New York Flash, 2014[edit]

On 9 June 2014, Allen was acquired by the WNY Flash of the Women's National Soccer League in the United States.[7] WNY Flash defender Australian International Teigen Allen subbed in, marking her debut in the WNY Flash vs Seattle Reign on 22 June at Sahlen's Stadium.[8] She was waived by the Western New York Flash in September 2014.[9]

Return to Sydney FC, 2014[edit]

On 29 August 2014, Allen signed with Sydney FC returning to her original home club, with two others Kyah Simon, Servet Uzunlar where all three will once again line up for the two time premiers after departing the Western Sydney Wanderers.[10]

Melbourne City, 2016-2017[edit]

In September 2016, Allen joined Melbourne City.[11] Melbourne City FC have become the first W-League Champions to go back-to-back after defeating Perth Glory 2-0 in the 2017 W-League Grand Final:[12]

Vålerenga Fotball Damer 2017–[edit]

Valerenga have signed the Australian national team player Teigen Allen of Melbourne City. The defender has been sought after on the market, but now 22-year-old opted to sign for Vålerenga.

- We are very pleased to have been given on this agreement. This is a player that will affect the Norwegian top-flight in 2017, and it is gratifying to see that it is possible to do Norway and Toppserien attractive to international players of her caliber, says sports director for Vålerenga women's team, Egil Ødegaard [13]

International career[edit]

On 29 January 2008, at 13 years old, Allen played her first international with the Australian under 17's against USA at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand[14] In 2009, at only 14 years of age, Allen was selected to compete at the AFC Under-19 Women’s Championship. The Australians were knocked out after the group stages; however an impressive performance from Allen saw her become one of the key figures in the Australian under-16 team that won the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship later that year[15] The Australians were knocked out after the group stages; however an impressive performance from Allen saw her become one of the key figures in the Australian under 16's[16]

Allen competed in the 2009 AFC Women's Championship with the Young Matildas.[17] for the 2009 AFF U16 Women's Championship in Myanmar.

In 2010, Allen was named in the Matildas team to play in the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup, which the squad went on to win. Allen made her international Senior debut as a 15-year-old in the opening game again Vietnam[18]

At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany, Allen was one of the youngest players in the squad.[19] 2012 saw Allen continue cementing her place in the Matildas squad in their attempt to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.The Australians finished third in the qualification tournament in Jinan, China, coming from behind to defeat South Korea[20]

In May 2014, Allen competed at the AFC Women's Asian Cup and helped Australia to finish second, thereby qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was reported as "almost unstoppable so far and virtually flawless every minute she plays."[4]


With Awards:

  • 2009: Teigen Allen (Soccer) – Sydney Combined Press Sports person of the Year[21]
  • 2009 Australian AFC Under-16 women’s Championship[15]

With Melbourne City FC:

With Sydney FC:

  • W-League Premiership: 2009
  • W-League Championship: 2009
With Australia
  • AFC Women's Asian Cup Winners: 2010
  • AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship Winners:2009


Teigen Allen is currently Managed by Peter Paleologos of Libero Consulting.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ "Player profile – Teigan Allen". Sydney FC. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ a b "Australia - T. Allen - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Au.soccerway.com. 1994-02-12. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  5. ^ Merryn Sherwood. "Girls with Game: January 2010". Girlswithgame.blogspot.com.au. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ "Equalizer Soccer – Reign come back on Flash again, stay unbeaten". Equalizersoccer.com. 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  9. ^ "Four Players Selected Off NWSL Waiver Wire". National Women's Soccer League. 15 September 2014. The following players were not selected off of waivers ... Teigen Allen 
  10. ^ "Familiar names make up 2014 Sydney FC squad – The Women's Game". Thewomensgame.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Windley, Matt (25 September 2016). "Bruno Fornaroli named as Melbourne City’s new captain for 2016-17 A-League season". Herald Sun. 
  12. ^ http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/article/w-league-report-city-complete-historic-back-to-back-championships/nrq9droo9omn114rg90fs6umw#sthash.nqT0eKKA.dpuf
  13. ^ http://ntf-vif.customer.enonic.io/nyheter/australsk-landslagsspiller-klar-for-valerenga
  14. ^ "Under 17's 2008 Matches". Ozfootball.net. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  15. ^ a b [5]
  16. ^ "Under 17's 2009 Matches". Ozfootball.net. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  17. ^ "2009 Westfield Women's U16 squad announcement". Football Federation Australia. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  18. ^ "FFA Home | Football Federation Australia". Footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  19. ^ [6]
  20. ^ "Australian Football News & Reviews - 2001-2013". Back of the Net. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  21. ^ "Junior Sports Star 2016". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  22. ^ [7]

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