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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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Notes

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”... 
 
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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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