Robert Allen (CAN)
|Date of birth:||1938-02-15|
|Birthplace:||Vancouver, BC, CAN|
|Raised:||Vancouver, BC, CAN|
Former FIFA Referee
|Team Honours:||2x Canada Soccer Championship winner (1965, 1973), Pacific Coast League winner (1964-65)|
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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”...
served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for five years (1983-87)...
|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|