Players: Jeannie Allott

Brilliant Jeannie Allott played international football for England AND the Netherlands

Women's Football Archive

Jeannie Allott

woman with long blonde hair jumping for a football

Born: c.1957, Crewe

Position: Left-winger

Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972

Occupation: Schoolgirl (1972)

Featured in the Sports Illustrated ‘Faces in the Crowd’ column in the 29 November 1965 issue:

Jean Allott, 8, a Crewe, England schoolgirl, scored two goals in her debut at center forward for the Wistaston Green Primary School boys’ soccer team. Said her headmaster, “She passes intelligently with her left foot and goes into the tackle as hard as any of the boys.”

Sue Lopez described “a phenomenally fast, strong, tricky left-winger.”

Allott had reportedly been playing for Fodens for eight years when selected to the first England team in 1972, but was only 16. Branded “a real livewire” character by Wendy Owen, she was the team’s joker.

Some sources credit a goal to Allott in England’s famous 3–2 debut win in Greenock. The footage shows Allott collecting a partly-cleared corner and…

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