George Allen, English footballer, Died at 84

George Henry Allen was born on January 23, 1932, in Small Heath, Birmingham and died on July 13, 2016.

He was an English footballer.

Allen played more than 250 games in the Football League.

He was good tackling left-back.

George joined Coventry City as an amateur whilst in the army without making any first-team appearances.

During November 1952, Allen joined Birmingham City on a free transfer, making his league debut the following season on 19 April 1954 in a second division game against Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s which ended 2–2.
Following almost ten years at the club, and 165 games in all competitions, Allen joined Torquay United in January 1962, following in the footsteps of Birmingham team-mate Gordon Astall who had made the same move six months earlier.

George Allen made his Torquay debut in a 4–2 home win over Hull City on 20 January 1962 and was ever-present for the remainder of the season.

In the next season, he missed just one game as Torquay finished sixth in Division Four.

Allen started the 1963–64 season out of the side, Frank Austin beginning the season at left-back in his place.

But after three games of the season, Allen regained his place, with Austin switching to right-back in place of Colin Bettany.

George went to play in 40 league games that season, as well as all three of Torquay’s cup ties.

Allen started the 1964–65 season as a regular, but lost his place to Tony Hellin late in the season.

During 1965, Allen relocated to north Devon side Bideford, who played in the Western League.

Allen had played 134 league games for Torquay, and failed to score for either of his league clubs.

George Allen passed away at 84 years old.