How did Tony Allen aka Anthony Allen die? English football player cause of death explained

Tony Allen

Tony Allen, the Hanley-born left-back and a stalwart of a Stoke City team passed away on December 8, 2022. Let’s see how Stoke City’s player died and Tony Allen cause of death in detail.

How did Tony Allen, die?

Tony Allen died on December 8, 2022, and his demise news was confirmed by his team. Stroke City FC released a statement on Tony’s death and it reads,

Stoke City was saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Allen, who served the Club with distinction as a player for more than a decade.

Mr. Allen passed away in the Royal Stoke University Hospital earlier this month at the age of 83.

Tony Allen played as an association football player in favor of the United Kingdom. Allen was a member of sports teams like Stoke City F.C., Bury F.C., Thanda Royal Zulu F.C., England national association football team, Hellenic F.C., Stafford Rangers F.C., and England national under-21 association football team.

Tony Allen cause of death:

Tony Allen cause of death was not disclosed by the team yet. He passed away after an illness at the Royal, Stoke University Hospital. However, the illness he suffered from is not known.

Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on the Tony Allen cause of death will be added soon.

Who was Tony Allen?

Anthony Allen was born on November 27, 1939. He was also known as Tony Allen. Allen was an English footballer who spent the majority of his career as a left-back to Stoke City between 1957 and 1970. Before turning 20 in 1959, he also played three times for England.


Allen was born in Stoke-on-Trent, and after playing football for his high school and the Boys’ Brigade, he was signed by Stoke City as an amateur before turning professional on his seventeenth birthday in November 1956. Under Frank Taylor, he quickly established himself as a regular and was comfortable playing left-back. 

Despite competing outside of the top league, the England selectors quickly recognized his abilities. He was called up for the main international side after earning caps at the youth and under-23 levels for a British Home Championship match against Wales in place of Jimmy Armfield on 17 October 1959.

After the game ended in a 1-1 draw, Allen was kept for the next two games against Sweden (which ended in a 3-2 loss) and Northern Ireland (won 2–1). He became an important part of “Waddington’s wall” under new manager Tony Waddington, a strategy that helped Stoke avoid the threat of relegation in 1960–61 and then gain promotion in 1962–63 by winning the Second Division championship. He was constantly present in both the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons. 

Tony Allen also volunteered as a coach for neighborhood youth teams. Allen, played in all ten games of that cup run, as well as all five FA Cup games and all 42 league games that season. 

Allen finally moved on to Bury in 1970, where he played for Hellenic in South Africa and Stafford Rangers before retirement. After his football career came to an end, he moved back to Stoke and started working as a newsagent in Blythe Bridge, where he also coached junior clubs. 

Tributes to Tony Allen:

The Bear Pit TV: Stoke City Fan Channel posted,

Tony Allen passed away today at the age of 83. Allen made 417 league appearances for Stoke in 13 years as a Potter. Thoughts go out to his friends and family, may he rest in peace!

S.C.O.B.A posted,

Everyone at scoba are saddened to hear of the passing of Tony. He was one of the club’s greats with 417 apps and 3 England caps. He played 148 consecutive games during his career a club record. Our thoughts are with his family, former teammates, and friends. RIP.

Stoke City FC tweeted,

Stoke City is saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Allen, who served the Club with distinction as a player for more than a decade.

Kris Lane commented,

R.I.P Tony Allen. All my condolences and deepest sympathy go out to all your family and friends.

Steve Chaldecott commented,

How sad to hear this about Tony Allen.. .. What a cracking player he was. Really reliable and loyal servant to the club. Very sad. Another Stoke City legend passed away. He is in the top 10 of all-time Stoke appearances as well as holding the record for most consecutive Stoke appearances. League winner in 1962/3 and League Cup finalist the following year. Very sad news. Thoughts with all Tony Allen’s family. RIP.

Gary Shenton commented,

Memories of Tony refereeing a match between Werrington House Detention Centre and Cheadle Police years ago. He blew the final whistle just as the ball was to cross the goal line for the DC winner! Guest player yours truly was thus denied a moment of glory! Top man and a gentleman, Tony. R.I.P. I forgive you!


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