Damien Allen

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Damien Allen
Personal information
Full nameDamien Samuel Allen
Date of birth (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Cheadle, England [1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position(s) Centre midfielder
Youth career
1997–2000 Manchester United
2000–2004 Stockport County
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2007 Stockport County 57 (1)
2007Royal Antwerp (loan) 15 (0)
2007–2008 Morecambe 20 (0)
2008–2009 F.C. Halifax Town ? (?)
2009–2010 Bury ? (?)
2010–2011 Colwyn Bay ? (?)
2011–2018 Bangor City 151 (11)
2018 Aberystwyth Town 8 (0)
2018–2018 Newtown 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 06:07, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Damien Samuel Allen (born 1 August 1986) is a former English footballer who played for Welsh Premier League side Newtown.

Damien progressed through the Centre of Excellence youth system at Stockport County after being released by Manchester United at the age of 14 and made his mark in centre midfield. He made his debut for Stockport in a 2–0 defeat at Wrexham in 2004–05.

After a spell on loan at Royal Antwerp, Allen joined Morecambe in August 2007. After a season at the club Allen was released by manager Sammy McIlroy. [2]

He signed for non league F.C. Halifax Town on 7 October 2008.

Allen signed a 12-month contract with Bury on 29 July 2009 following a successful trial period with the club. [3]

After not making any league appearances for Bury, he was released at the end of the season. On 28 July 2010, Allen signed for Welsh club Colwyn Bay managed by former Bury player Dave Challinor. [4] On 28 November 2011, Allen signed for the then Welsh Premier League champions, Bangor City.

After 7 years at Bangor City, Allen signed for rivals Aberystwyth Town in January 2018.

During summer 2020 Allen was announced as the Academy Manager at his first club Stockport County. [5]

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References

  1. Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN   978-1-84596-324-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. "Allen released by Morecambe". The Visitor. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008.
  3. "Bury sign young midfielder Allen". BBC Sport. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  4. "Allen signs for Seagulls". Seagulls Online. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  5. "New Academy Management Team". Stockport County Official Website. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2010.