Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Miller Allen

Known as
Bill Allen

7 July 1889

Place of birth
Ballarat, VIC (3350)

13 November 1948 (aged 59)

Place of death
Ringwood, VIC (3134)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 332d
Last game: 34y 7d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 1, 9, 19

State of origin

Bill Allen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1910-1915, 1919-1923142540.3831%0
Total1910-1915, 1919-1923142540.3831%0

AFL: 1,657th player to appear, 1,445th most games played, 1,930th most goals kickedMelbourne: 231st player to appear, 77th most games played, 144th most goals kicked

Strong, courageous and highly dependable, Bill Allen gave Melbourne some noteworthy service as a ruckman in 142 VFL games between 1910 and 1923. He originally came from South Yarra, and was also a fine cricketer, representing his state in the Sheffield Shield.

Author - John Devaney


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