Player #48

Appearances:

56

Starts:

56

Goals:

32

Seasons:

4

Albert Allen
Albert Allen

Source: 1886-87 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Albert Allen
Albert Allen

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Albert Allen

Position

Forward

From

1887-88

To

1890-91

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Albert Allen

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26

Division

FAC
FL
FL
FL

Appearances

56
4
24
24
4

Starts

56
4
24
24
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

32
3
17
11
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Albert Arthur Allen

Birth Date

April 1867

Birth Place

Aston, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

St. Phillip's FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

St. Phillips FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1890

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Albert Allen
Albert Allen

Source: 1886-87 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Albert Allen
Albert Allen

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1887-90 Free, 56 | 32 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 October 1887

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 October 1887

Oldbury Town (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 15 October 1887

Final Appearance

Friday, 26 December 1890

Sunderland (h), Football League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Friday, 26 December 1890

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

13 October 1899, Aged 32

Albert Allen

Player #48 for Aston Villa, Albert Arthur Allen, played as a forward for the club. Albert represented Villa between 1887-88 and 1890-91.

Albert was born in Aston, less than a mile from the current Villa ground, on 7th April 1864 and made his debut as a 23 year old on 15th October 1887.

Villa had signed Albert from St. Phillips FC and he went on to represent the club over three seasons.

A goalscoring sensation who burst onto the Villa scene in the inaugural league season of 1888-89.

Sadly Albert’s talent and potential was taken away due to illness.

The Villa News and Record of 1st September 1906 paid tribute to Albert:

“A light, but most effective wing player, with a good turn of speed. Lack of weight and size did not affect his pluck. Dribbled like an artist and shot with force and good aim. Always did well in big games and was seen to special advantage in his international. A modest, unassuming player, whom it was a pleasure to meet.”

Albert’s final game for Villa came on 26th December 1890 aged 25 having played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Albert passed away on 13th October 1899 in Birmingham aged just 35.