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Encyclopedia > Ralph Allen (footballer)

Ralph S.L. Allen (June 30, 1906 - May 9, 1981) was an English professional footballer. He played as a forward and he was born in Newburn. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newburn is an urban area in Newcastle upon Tyne metropolitan borough, in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. ...

Ralph Allen was playing for Dipton United when signed by Fulham in 1928. After 8 goals in 16 games for the Cottagers, he moved to Brentford in March 1931 for a fee of £275. 3 successful seasons at Brentford, were followed by a move to Charlton Athletic in October 1934 for £650. At Charlton he averaged almost a goal a game, scoring 47 goals in only 52 league appearances. He still holds the Charlton record for league goals in one season, a feat made more impressive by the fact that he didn't join them until the October. In June 1936, Allen moved on again, this time to Reading for a fee of £828, but moved to Northampton Town in October 1936 after only 10 league games in which he scored 7 times. He stayed for just over 2 years at Northampton, before moving to Torquay United in November 1938 in exchange (and as a direct replacement for) Jack Haycox. He scored on his United debut, netting the only goal in a 1-0 win away to Bristol Rovers on the 12th of November and remained a regular for the rest of the season.As throughout his career, Allen was scoring regularly (15 goals in 28 league games) when the Second World War began and drew an early close to a career that started late and saw Allen score a total of 122 goals in 171 league appearances. Fulham Football Club (FFC) is a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Brentford Football Club (nicknamed the Bees or The red and white army) are an English association football club from the town of Brentford, west London and are currently playing in Football League One. ... Founded in 1905, Charlton Athletic F.C. play at The Valley, in Charlton, southeast London. ... Reading Football Club is a football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... Northampton Town F.C. is a football team in Northampton, England. ... Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls, are an English association football team based in Torquay. ... Bristol Rovers F.C. is the oldest professional football team in Bristol, England. ...

Ralph Allen died on the May 9, 1981.



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