Joe Allen

Born Mar 14, 1990

Joseph Michael "Joe" Allen is a Welsh international footballer who plays for Swansea City as a midfielder.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Allen.


1990 Birth Born on March 14, 1990.


2006 16 Years Old Allen was part of the Swansea City youth set-up from the age of nine. As a first-year scholar in the youth team in the 2006–2007 season, he featured as an unused first-team substitute in a 3–0 away win over then Premiership side Sheffield United in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. … Read More
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The following pre-season Allen played in numerous games for the club. As the 2007–08 season got underway, he started in the first round of the League Cup game in a 2–0 home win over Walsall. … Read More
2008 18 Years Old In October 2008 Allen joined Wrexham on a one-month loan deal, and scored a goal on his debut for the North Wales side in a 3–1 win over York City. … Read More
In April 2009, Allen came on as a substitute to score his first goal for Swansea in a South Wales derby away at Cardiff City.


2010 20 Years Old A string of impressive performances prompted manager Brendan Rodgers to play Allen in the South Wales derby in November 2010, with Allen receiving the man-of-the-match award in the 1–0 win.
2011 21 Years Old A few days prior to the beginning of the 2011–12 Premier League, Allen signed a new four-year contract with Swansea until 2015.
At the end of the season, he signed a new three-year contract until 2012.
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