Full Name: Christopher Allen
Seasons with club including current: 4
Swedish speaking skills: “Jag kan lite svenska”
Position: 1. Wing Forward 2. Auxiliary Goalkeeper
Joined Långholmen midseason in 2008 at a tricky time for the club, Långholmen were lingering at the wrong end of the table and had just lost their manager; however a new management team and the signings of Allen and Kenny saw the club rise up the table and gave the fans a glimpse of what was in store for 2009.
2009 was obviously a historic year for Långholmen, the club won the division 4 title and were promoted to the full Swedish league system for the first time since it’s inception. Chris Allen’s influence that season cannot be overstated, playing from the right wing he finished the season as the club’s top scorer, even breaking his nose for the cause with a courageous goalscoring header vs Reymersholm in the last game of the season. Allen capped off a wonderful season by being named manager’s player of the year.
Despite staring in Långholmen’s league win in 2009 Allen toiled in 2010, a niggling ankle injury early season took it’s toll and then a long term injury to first choice goalkeeper Edwin Bergquist meant that Allen spent much of the season in and out of goal. Allen is an accomplised goalkeeper, his childhood position, and he excelled there at times last season, but goals are what this player is all about and a fine goalscoring performance in League Round 3 bodes well for the remainder of 2011.
Question and Answer with Chris Allen:
Q: If you were stranded a desert island what three things would you want to have with you and why?
Magazines (he says with a cheeky wink)
A fishing net
Q: Favourite Movie
A: Slumdog Millionaire
Q: What is your favourite thing to do outside of football?
A: Spend time with friends and playing on my PS3 (FIFA usually)
Q: Best place you have visited in the wonderful world of ours?
A: Italy or Japan
Our resident wild child will be asked to give a quick summary to describe each player, here are his thoughts on Chrissy Allen:
”Chris ‘d kid’ Allen, works in a pre-school where he can learn
as much as he can from the kids around him.
Wants to be a fireman when he grows up!”