Tim Allen - Player Profile


Full Name:Timothy Robert Allen
Born:April 5th, 1992 (Brisbane)
Position:Goalkeeper
Signed:February 3rd, 2015
First Manager:Glenn Ferguson
Left Club:May 31st, 2017
Career Stats: 19 appearances
Full Debut: February 7th, 2015 - Cliftonville 1 - 2 Ballymena United (Irish Cup - Round 6)
Also Played For:Brisbane City, Carolina Railhawks, University of Albany

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2017-2018  NIFL Premiership 0 (1) 0 0 - 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
 2016-2017  NIFL Premiership 6 0 1 0.17 0 0 16.7% 16.7% 66.7%
 2014-2015  NIFL Premiership 12 0 2 0.17 1 0 66.7% 0.0% 33.3%
18 (1) 0 3 0.16

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 15th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Linfield 0 - 2
 Apr 8th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Glenavon 0 - 3
 Mar 25th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Cliftonville 1 - 2
 Mar 21st, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Coleraine 1 - 1
 Mar 18th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Glentoran 2 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Big Australian goalkeeper who became a cult hero during an impressive first spell in 2015 and returned two years later.

Born to Irish parents, in Brisbane (Australia), Allen moved to the University of Albany in New York State on a soccer scholarship in 2012 and impressed during three years starring between the sticks for the ‘Great Danes’ whilst also having a short spell as an amateur for the Carolina Railhawks Under-23 side.

Following his graduation, he travelled to Ireland in an attempt to break into professional football in Europe. Following an unsuccessful trial period at Shamrock Rovers, former Ballymena United goalkeeper Dermot O’Neill recommended Tim to Glenn Ferguson who snapped up the shot stopper in time for a memorable debut in the Irish Cup sixth round victory over Cliftonville at Solitude, which will be remembered for two stunning last minute David Cushley goals but also for the countless superb saves made by the debutant goalkeeper.

Allen continued to impress during the remainder of the 2014/2015 but unfortunately was ruled out of the Irish Cup semi-final due to injury, which the Sky Blues lost 3-1 to Portadown at the Oval. Towards the end of the season Ballymena United facilitated trials for the talented goalkeeper with a number of professional Scottish clubs including Tommy Wright’s St. Johnstone which came to nothing, and in May 2015 – the goalkeeper returned back to his homeland down under.

In October 2015, ahead of the 2016 Queensland National Premier League season (Australia’s regional second tier) Tim signed for local club, Brisbane City. However, Allen remained in contact with Ballymena United and returned to Ireland in January 2017 signing another short-term deal with David Jeffrey’s ambitious new look side.

Tim is the second Australian to play for Ballymena United, following in the footsteps of countryman Daniel Lavery who played for Ballymena United during the 1949/1950 season

Honours
NI League Cup: (winner) 2016/2017 (with Ballymena United)

Last updated: 4 March 2017

 Goals Scored
None.