HISTORY OF THE CLUB
INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME
A model of consistency in his eight years at White Hart Lane, Paul Allen played over 350 times for us between 1985-1993.
Recognised as one of the grafters who would allow the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Gazza, Nayim and Gary Lineker to shine, Paul nevertheless played a key role in our FA Cup win of 1991.
Paul combined with Gazza to set-up Lineker’s second goal against Arsenal in the famous 3-1 semi-final win against Arsenal at Wembley and his run led to Paul Stewart’s equaliser as we went on to lift the trophy against Forest.
That medal made up for the disappointment of the 1987 final, when Paul joined his cousin Clive in the line-up as we lost 3-2 against Coventry.
Paul was the third member of the Allen family to play for Spurs, following his double-winning uncle Les and Clive.
Famed for his early-career appearance in West Ham’s FA Cup Final win against Arsenal as a 17-year-old, Paul scored on his debut in 1985 and repeated the feat when we was named captain in a league match against Everton later in his Spurs career in September, 1992.
He eventually moved to Southampton in September, 1993 and went on to have spells at Swindon, Bristol City and Millwall. He won three England Under-21 caps.