The Carmarthen born youngster, has been with Swansea since the
age of nine and made his league debut in the final game of the
2006/07 season. His first start came in the carling Cup win over
Walsall and the Welsh under 21 international turned in a man of the
Joe played an integral role in Swansea push for promotion in the
2008/09 season and achieved the Young Player of the Year award.
His form did not go un-noticed by Wales boss John Toshack who
caslled the youngster into the senior squad for the end of season
internationals against Estonia and Azberbaijan, making his debut
against the former.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Joe Allen made 43 appearances in the
Championship including the play off final.
In 2012, Allen was selected for Team GB's side for
London 2012. They bowed out at the quarter final stages to South
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