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Jimmy Allan (footballer, born 1896)

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Jimmy Allan
Personal information
Full name James Russell Allan
Date of birth 29 June 1896
Place of birth Cowdenbeath, Scotland
Date of death 19 May 1982(1982-05-19) (aged 85)
Place of death Dundee, Scotland
Position(s) Inside left
Youth career
Glencraig Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
East Fife
Teams managed
1939–1940 Dundee United
1941–1942 Dundee United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy Allan (29 June 1896 – 19 May 1982)[1] was a Scottish football player and manager. He played for East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk, and managed Dundee United.

Early life

Jimmy Allan was born in Cowdenbeath, Fife in 1896.[1]

Playing career

Allan played junior football for Glencraig Celtic before going on to a brief playing career with East Fife, Cowdenbeath and Falkirk. He also played for Dundee's reserve team as a trialist. A part-time footballer, Allan was also a professional sprinter.[1]

Management career

He became Dundee United manager in 1939. In his nine months with the club, he led them to their first national final, reaching the Scottish War Emergency Cup final only to lose to Rangers. Allan resigned in July 1940 after the club closed for the 1940-41 season.[2]



Dundee United

  • Emergency War Cup Runner-up: 1


  1. ^ a b c Rundo, Peter; Watson, Mike (2009). Dundee United - The Official Centenary History. Edinburgh: Birlinn. p. 265. ISBN 978 1 84158 828 5.
  2. ^ "Dundee United A - Z ( A )". Dundee United FC website. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008.

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