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Robert Allen (CAN)

Date of birth: 1938-02-15
Age 81
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height: 188 cm
All Positions: Fullback
Former FIFA Referee
Team Honours: 2x Canada Soccer Championship winner (1965, 1973), Pacific Coast League winner (1964-65)
Profile Text Last Updated 2019-02-18
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Robert Allen... growing up, favourites included Nick Glover... worked as a Vancouver Firefighter (from 1964-1998; retired as Battalion Chief)... 
was a member of Firefighters FC that won the 1973 Sport BC Team of the Year award... 
said Robert Allen in 2018, “the Firefighters were the powerhouse (when I joined them in 1964). They had a very good team and I was just proud to be part of them”... also said Allen in 2018, “the Firefighters dressing room was something else. We had a winning appetite, it was just unbelievable”... 
wrote Jeff Cross in 1962, Robert Allen was “a dominating defensive figure”... 

For Sport

served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for five years (1983-87)...

Year Prize Honour
2007 Life Member / membre à vie BC Soccer Life Member
2006 Recipient / Récipiendaire BC Soccer A.C. Sanford Award
1986 Referee / Arbitre Ray Morgan Memorial Award


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