Les Allen (Australian footballer)
|Full name||Les Allen|
|Date of birth||7 March 1911|
|Date of death||5 September 1989(aged 78)|
|Height/Weight||178 cm / 72 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934 season.
Allen, a forward, was originally from Wangaratta but came to Carlton via Fairfield. He kicked an eight goal haul in just his second VFL game, against South Melbourne at Princes Park, in round four of the 1930 season. Despite playing from the pockets, he continued to outstage his key forward teammates Horrie Clover and Harry Vallence for the rest of the year and finished as Carlton's leading goal-kicker on 56 goals.
He continued his prolific form up forward the following season, kicking 15 goals in the opening three rounds. For the rest of the year he wasn't as effective and left for North Melbourne, ending his time at Carlton with a record that saw him kick exactly three goals a game.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- AFL Tables: Les Allen
- The Argus,"New Players at North", 26 May 1937, p. 14
- The Argus,"Brunswick's Form", 3 April 1939, p. 16
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