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Clive Allen

Queen's Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 1 D 3 L 1 F 2: A 2
*(actual F 0: A 2)
50% successful

1984-88

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
320

Clive Allen

Profile

Full name Clive Darren Allen

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 20 May 1961 in Stepney, London [registered as Clive D. Allen in Stepney, June 1961].
Attended Rayners School, Hornchurch
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 3lbs [1985]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Biographies There's Only One Clive Allen: An Autobiography, Clive Allen with Steve Stammers. Arthur Barker. London 1987.
  This covers the career to date of the much-travelled striker, including Queen's Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Spurs. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career


Club(s):
Played in Havering, Essex and London Schools, then signed apprentice forms with Queen's Park Rangers FC in 1977, signing professionally on 20 September 1978. After 49 league appearances and 32 goals, Allen signed for Arsenal FC on 13 June 1980 for £1.25 million. Without playing a league match, he signed for Crystal Palace FC on 14 August 1980 in a straight swap involving Kenny Sansom. After nine goals in 25 league appearances, he rejoined Queen's Park Rangers FC on 8 June 1981 for £700,000. He made another 87 league appearances, scoring forty goals. Tottenham Hotspur FC signed him on 16 August 1984 for £750,000 and after 105 league appearances, in which he scored sixty goals, Allen moved onto France with FC des Girondins de Bordeaux for £1 million on 10 May 1988. After one season and thirty French league appearances with 21 goals, he returned to England with Manchester City FC on 18 August 1989 for £1.1 million, making 53 league appearances and scoring another sixteen goals. Joined Chelsea FC on 6 December 1991 for £250,000 for another sixteen league appearances and seven goals. West Ham United FC on 27 March 1992 for £250,000, making 38 league appearances and scored seventeen goals. Millwall FC signed Allen on 25 March 1994 for £75,000 and after twelve league appearances, onto Carlisle United FC on a free transfer on 7 September 1995, before retiring after three league appearances. He completed 418 league appearances and scored 202 goals.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1981-82, 1986-87;
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1979-80; FWA Player of the Year 1986-87, PFA Player of the Year 1986-87;  PFA Division One Team of the Year 1986-87;
Football League
(one appearance)
Distinctions Scored 49 goals in 1986-87.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1996].

England Career

Player number 983rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 590, 10 June 1984, Brazil 0 England 2, a friendly match at Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, substitute (76), aged 23 years 21 days.
Last match No. 630, 17 February 1988, Israel 0 England 0, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, substituted (68), aged 26 years 273 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (three appearances), England U15 (seven appearances, one goal).
Distinctions Despite his prolific goalscoring, Clive Allen never actually witnessed an England goal.  His 320 minutes playing never produced a single goal.

Beyond England

Following retirement from playing football, Clive played American Football with the London Monarchs in NFL Europe.  He then held various coaching roles with Tottenham Hotspur, as well as media roles with the Sky Sports and ITV teams.

 

Clive Allen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 1 4 1 3 320 0 0 min 0 0 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Clive Allen - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 5 1 3 1 2 2 =0 4 4 0.40 0.40 50.0 =0
All 5 1 3 1 2 2 =0 4 4 0.40 0.40 50.0 =0

 

Clive Allen - Match Record - By Shirt Colour
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 3 1 2 0 2 0 +2 2 3 0.667 0.00 66.7 +1
Red 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 2 1 0.00 1.00 25.0 -1
All 5 1 3 1 2 2 =0 4 4 0.40 0.40 50.0 =0

 

Clive Allen - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 4 1 2 1 2 2 =0 3 3 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 5 1 3 1 2 2 =0 4 4 0.40 0.40 50.0 =0

 

Clive Allen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1986-88 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
EC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Clive Allen - Match History
 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 5 full capsx

Age 23
1 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro Fr AW sub 76 ?

2-0 when substituting

2 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo Fr AL Start off 75 10

0-2 when substituted

3 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago Fr AD Start 10
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 25
4 624 29 April 1987 - Turkey 0 England 0, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AD Start off 73 9

0-0 when substituted

Age 26
5 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv. Fr AD Start off 68 7

0-0 when substituted

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