Joe Allen /

Joe Allen

Date of Birth

14 March 1990

Sport

Football

From

Carmarthen

Biography

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 match performance.

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 Korea.

Please note that content for this biography was taken from the official Swansea City website - www.swanseacity.net