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Chelsea FC Profile: Les Allen

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Full Name: Leslie William Allen

Born: Saturday, 4th September 1937 (age: 86)
Place of birth: Dagenham, London, England
Height: 5' 10"

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1954 to 1959

Les Allen, father of England international and future Chelsea player Clive, was a neat, ball playing, inside or centre forward and one of Ted Drakes many youung signings for Chelsea. His first team opportunities were limited due to keen competition for places and he was eventually allowed to move on to Tottenham Hotspur, as part of the deal that saw Johnny Brooks coming the other way. Les was an integral part of Spurs' double winning side in 1960/61, playing in every game and scoring 23 goals. He latterly went on to manage Swindon Town.

Playing Career:

Brigg's Sports
Chelsea (Sep 1954 to Dec 1959) - cost: unknown
Tottenham Hotspur
Queens Park Rangers

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 1st September 1956, Leeds United 0 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 18 years 11 months 28 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Saturday, 7th November 1959, Chelsea 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1956 / 57 19100020
1957 / 58 9100010
1958 / 59 11003014
1959 / 60 500005


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1956 / 57 400004
1957 / 58 300003
1958 / 59 300003
1959 / 60 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Les Allen made 49 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Sep 1956Leeds United00Chelsea38,679 match drawn
League15th Sep 1956Chelsea10Birmingham City40,530 match won
League19th Sep 1956Chelsea00Sheffield Wednesday21,971 match drawn
League19th Jan 1957Birmingham City01Chelsea30,157 match won
F.A. Cup26th Jan 1957Tottenham Hotspur40Chelsea66,398 match lost
League2nd Feb 1957Chelsea24West Bromwich Albion29,361 match lost scored 1 goal
League9th Feb 1957Portsmouth22Chelsea22,964 match drawn
League20th Feb 1957Tottenham Hotspur34Chelsea20,849 match won scored 2 goals
League23rd Feb 1957Chelsea22Bolton Wanderers13,647 match drawn
League2nd Mar 1957Wolverhampton Wanderers31Chelsea33,000 match lost
League9th Mar 1957Chelsea42Manchester City35,664 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Mar 1957Charlton Athletic31Chelsea20,701 match lost
League23rd Mar 1957Chelsea02Sunderland36,160 match lost
League30th Mar 1957Luton Town04Chelsea15,065 match won
League6th Apr 1957Chelsea11Aston Villa28,025 match drawn
League13th Apr 1957Blackpool10Chelsea17,176 match lost
League19th Apr 1957Newcastle United12Chelsea30,708 match won
League20th Apr 1957Chelsea51Everton28,317 match won
League22nd Apr 1957Chelsea62Newcastle United20,795 match won
League27th Apr 1957Preston North End10Chelsea13,592 match lost
League24th Aug 1957Tottenham Hotspur11Chelsea52,580 match drawn
League28th Aug 1957Chelsea23Manchester City43,722 match lost
League31st Aug 1957Chelsea51Birmingham City43,806 match won scored 1 goal
League4th Sep 1957Manchester City52Chelsea27,943 match lost
League7th Sep 1957Everton30Chelsea45,066 match lost
League9th Nov 1957Chelsea13Luton Town34,102 match lost
F.A. Cup4th Jan 1958Doncaster Rovers02Chelsea19,888 match won
League1st Feb 1958Burnley21Chelsea20,599 match lost scored 1 goal
League8th Feb 1958Chelsea02Preston North End42,704 match lost
League26th Apr 1958Chelsea21Manchester United45,011 match won scored 1 goal
League23rd Aug 1958Manchester United52Chelsea52,382 match lost
Europe4th Nov 1958Chelsea41BK Frem13,104 match won
League8th Nov 1958Chelsea20Leeds United31,757 match won
League15th Nov 1958Manchester City51Chelsea19,778 match lost
League13th Dec 1958West Bromwich Albion40Chelsea19,557 match lost
League4th Mar 1959Bolton Wanderers60Chelsea24,258 match lost
League30th Mar 1959Chelsea31Blackpool40,537 match won
League4th Apr 1959Chelsea20Manchester City32,554 match won
League11th Apr 1959Arsenal11Chelsea40,722 match drawn
League15th Apr 1959Nottingham Forest13Chelsea18,339 match won scored 1 goal
League18th Apr 1959Chelsea31Everton24,366 match won scored 2 goals
League22nd Apr 1959Chelsea02West Bromwich Albion31,948 match lost
Europe29th Apr 1959Chelsea10Ville De Belgrade25,771 match won
Europe13th May 1959Ville De Belgrade41Chelsea10,000 match lost
League26th Sep 1959Fulham13Chelsea40,814 match won
League3rd Oct 1959West Bromwich Albion13Chelsea27,600 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Oct 1959Chelsea02Bolton Wanderers28,702 match lost
League17th Oct 1959Luton Town12Chelsea18,831 match won
League7th Nov 1959Chelsea31Blackburn Rovers27,677 match won

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1955 / 56 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals

1955 / 56 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Les Allen made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly3rd May 1956Walthanstow Avenue13Chelsea0 match won scored 1 goal

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Les Allen made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Les Allen

Games Won: 22
Win Percentage: 44.9%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 49 appearances, Les Allen played alongside the following 37 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Sylvan Anderton (13)
Ken Armstrong (13)
Wally Bellett (7)
Roy Bentley (2)
Paul Berry (2)
Micky Block (7)
Frank Blunstone (19)
Peter Brabrook (47)
Barry Bridges (1)
Len Casey (6)
David Cliss (3)
Stan Crowther (14)
Alan Dicks (20)
Derek Gibbs (4)
Jimmy Greaves (26)
Mike Harrison (11)
Cliff Huxford (1)
Bobby Laverick (6)
Jim Lewis (15)
Charlie Livesey (4)
Ian MacFarlane (15)
Reg Matthews (38)
John McNichol (16)
John Mortimore (29)
Brian Nicholas (7)
Tony Nicholas (5)
Eric Parsons (2)
Bill Robertson (11)
Derek Saunders (33)
Mel Scott (6)
Ken Shellito (3)
John Sillett (7)
Peter Sillett (42)
Les Stubbs (13)
Ron Tindall (18)
Dick Whittaker (21)
Stan Wicks (3)