Vital Statistics | Joe Allen
Joe Allen made his second home debut for Swansea City in a draw against Millwall in midweek and we take a look at some vital statistics from the Welsh international's impressive career so far.
153 - After making his league debut at Swansea City at the age of 16 in May 2007 as a substitute in a 6-3 home defeat to Blackpool, Joe Allen has featured in 153 games in all competitions, scoring seven goals including a goal in a 2-2 draw against Cardiff in April 2009 which was his first for the club.
132 - After a £15m move to Liverpool in August 2012 Allen appeared in a total of 132 games, scoring seven goals, before a £13m move to Stoke City in July 2016 after being part of Wales’ successful run to the semi-finals of the European Championships. At the Potters, he spent six seasons playing 221 games, scoring 20 goals.
3 - In the Premier League, Allen has represented three teams Swansea, Liverpool and Stoke where he made 199 appearances scoring 16 goals and accumulating 11 assists over an eight-season spell between 2011 and 2018.
1,453 - Last season Allen featured in 41 games for Stoke City, starting 38 and making three appearances as a substitute. He massed 1,453 successful passes at a success ratio of 83% averaging 43 passes per match, a ratio he has achieved consistently in the last three seasons. Last season the Swans had the top three pass completion ratios (Grimes 92%, Naughton 91%, Downes 92%). A figure matched by Allen in his last full season with the Swans in 2011-12 season.
118 - Allen once completed 118 out of 123 attempted passes in a Premier League game against Newcastle United in 2011-12.
68% - Allen’s tackling was up there with the best midfielders in the Championship last season with a 68% tackling ratio.
72 - Allen made his debut for Wales against Estonia in May 2009 after being selected by former Swansea manager John Toshack. He has since gone on to make 72 appearances, scoring two goals.
7 - After wearing the number 24 shirt in his previous spell at that club, Allen will wear the iconic number seven shirt previously worn by club legends Alan Curtis and Leon Britton.
28 million - Allen’s transfer fees total £28 million after his initial £15m move from Swansea to Liverpool and his subsequent £13m move to Stoke City.
2012 - Allen was Welsh footballer of the year in 2012.
4 - Allen’s biggest win to be involved in the Championship for the Swans was a 4-0 league win over Sheffield United in May 2011.