Joe Allon

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Joe Allon
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0Full Name Joseph Ball Allon
0Date of Birth 12 November 1966
0Place of Birth Gateshead, England
0Position Forward
0Chelsea career 1991-1992
0Debut 17 August 1991
0Games (goals) 18 (3)
0Other clubs Newcastle United
Swansea City
Hartlepool United
Port Vale
Lincoln City
Hartlepool United

Joseph Ball Allon (born 12 November 1966 in Gateshead) is an English former striker who played for Chelsea from 1991-92. He made only four starts, but appeared as a substitute on fourteen occasions, and scored three goals for Chelsea; all coming in 2-2 draws.


Before Chelsea

A forward, Allon started his professional career with Newcastle United in 1984, but played just 10 games for the first team (two goals). In August 1987 he moved to Swansea City, scoring twelve times in 40 appearances before returning to the North-East to join Hartlepool United in November 1988. He scored 57 goals in 131 appearances, including 35 (28 league) in 1990–91 season when Hartlepool were promoted to Division 3 - a post-war record for the club. His form that season earned him a move to Chelsea in August 1991 for a fee reported to be £250,000.

Chelsea career

Allon scored on his debut against Wimbledon, on the opening day of the 1991-92 season. Having started the game on the substitutes bench, he replaced Kevin Wilson in the 70th minute and scored a late goal to earn Chelsea a point. Allon would repeat the feat in Chelsea's next home match, again coming off the bench to equalise after the Blues had been 2-0 down against Notts County. Allon's appearances were generally limited to substitute appearances for the remainder of the season, and his third and final goal for the club came in the Full Members Cup against Ipswich Town, once again scoring as a substitute to secure a 2-2 draw, before going on to score in the subsequent, successful, penalty shootout. Towards the end of the season Allon was loaned to Port Vale, but returned to Stamford Bridge at the start of the 1992-93 season to find competition from recent signings Tony Cascarino, Mick Harford, Robert Fleck and John Spencer. Despite making the starting line-up in a 2-1 defeat at Norwich City in the second game of the season, he made only two more substitute appearances before being sold to Brentford in November 1992.

After Chelsea

28 goals in 56 appearances followed at Griffin Park before Allon moved to Port Vale - this time permanently - in March 1994. A further 10 goals followed, however Allon was not a regular in the side and started just 15 games in just over a year. He was sold to Lincoln City for £42,500 in July 1995. After just five games and three months he was on the move again, back to Hartlepool United; he added a further 22 goals before being forced to retire due to a persistent knee injury early in 1998. His total of 79 goals for Hartlepool puts him in 7th place in their overall list of top scorers.


Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1991-92 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 15 3
1992-93 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 14 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 18 3


# Season Date Year Competition Opponent Score Result Venue
11991-9217 August1991First DivisionWimbledon2-22-2Stamford Bridge
21991-9228 August1991First DivisionNotts County2-22-2Stamford Bridge
31991-9226 November1991Full Members CupIpswich Town2-22-2*Stamford Bridge
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