William Allsop

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William Allsop
Personal information
Full name William Henry Allsop[1]
Date of birth (1912-01-29)29 January 1912[1]
Place of birth Ripley, Derbyshire,[2] England
Date of death 1997
Playing position Right-back
Youth career
Ripley Town
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1934 Port Vale 6 (0)
1934–1947 Halifax Town 239 (0)
Total 245 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


William Henry Allsop (29 January 1912 – 1997) was an English former footballer who played as a full-back for Bolton Wanderers, Port Vale and Halifax Town in the 1930s and 1940s.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Allsop played for Ripley Town and Bolton Wanderers, before joining Port Vale as an amateur in June 1931.[1] He signed as a professional in August 1931 and made his debut on 16 January 1932, in a 2–0 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.[1] He played the last five games of the 1932–33 season, but was not selected again after that and was given a free transfer from The Old Recreation Ground to Halifax Town in May 1934.[1] He had played six Second Division games and one FA Cup game for the "Valiants".[1] He went on to make 242 league appearances for Halifax.[2] He appeared as a guest for both Aldershot and Derby County during the war.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from William Allsop profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1931–32 Second Division 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
1932–33 Second Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Halifax Town 1934–35 Third Division North 36 0 2 0 3 0 41 0
1935–36 Third Division North 41 0 4 0 1 0 46 0
1936–37 Third Division North 42 0 1 0 1 0 44 0
1937–38 Third Division North 42 0 2 0 2 0 46 0
1938–39 Third Division North 41 0 6 0 0 0 47 0
1939–40 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
1945–46 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
1946–47 Third Division North 37 0 3 0 0 0 40 0
Total 239 0 20 0 10 0 269 0
Career Total 245 0 21 0 10 0 276 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 7. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.