Sam Allardyce

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19, 1954
Dudley, England
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19, 1954 (age 65)
Dudley, England


British footballer who played for Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion and began managing West Ham United in 2011. He was voted the Premier League Manager of the Month four times, in 8/2001, 11/2003, 1/2004, and 12/2006.

Before Fame

He began his professional soccer career in the early 1970s as a center-half for the Bolton Wanderers.


He played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies (North American Soccer League) during the team's 1983 season.

Family Life

He was born in Dudley, West Midlands, England to Robert and Mary Agnes Allardyce. He grew up with one older brother.

Associated With

As manager of West Ham United, Allardyce signed player Kevin Nolan to the football club.