Sam Allardyce Biography

( 1954 - )
January 5, 2017
First published on:January 5, 2017
by Bchrome

Facts of Sam Allardyce

Date of Birth: 1954, October 19
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: libra
Birth Name Samuel "Sam" Allardyce
Famous Name Sam Allardyce
Father Robert Allardyce
Mother Mary Agnes Allardyce
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Old Park Farm
Currently Working For Crystal Palace F.C.
Net Worth $10 million
Weight in KG Unknown
Currently Married Yes
Married to Lynn Allardyce
Children 2
Divorce Yes

Sam Allardyce is one of the legendary figures of football. He is a former professional footballer. Currently, he is the manager of Crystal Palace F.C. (a football club based in South Norwood, London). As a football player, he has an outstanding record in the world of football. He has given his 26 valuable years as a player to the football (soccer) world. Since 1991, he served as the manager for several international football clubs. Sam Allardyce was very attacking and dangerous when he was in the field. His anticipation, heading ability, passing and shielding ability created a nightmare to his opponents. He played as a defender for his team. He started his playing career with Bolton Wanderers and it ended with Preston North End. He was born as Samuel “Sam” Allardyce on October 19, 1954, and this makes his age 62 years now. His place of birth was Dudley, England. He is the son of Robert Allardyce and Mary Agnes Allardyce.

Sam Allardyce roots were from Scotland. His both parents were from Scotland. His father was in the police service. He is not the single child of his parents. He has an older brother, Robert and an older sister, Mary. He received his formal education from Sycamore Green Primary School and later from Moons Hills School.

Sam Allardyce started his professional career with Bolton Wanderers in 1971. He played with Wanderers for 9 seasons. He has 21 goals in 184 apps with Wanderers. Until now, he scored 32 goals in 479 apps with several English clubs.

Upon his retirement, he started his career as a manager. From 1991-1992, he was the player-manager for Limerick. On 22 July 2016, he signed a two-year contract to become a manager of England national team. On 23 Dec 2016, he agreed on two-and-a-half year contract to become a manager of Crystal Palace.

Sam Allardyce met his sweetheart while he was a youth team player at Bolton Wanderers. The lovely pair married on 1 June 1974. It is about 42 years of their marriage. They are still going successfully in their relationship. Their relationship depends on love, trust and understanding. They together have a son Craig (9 June 1975), and daughter Rachael (21 April 1979). The University of Bolton awarded him an honorary doctorate in July 2010.

 In addition to football, he also runs a number of businesses, which includes a social club, a fast-food restaurant, a motor spares firm and much more. In Oct 2015, he published his autobiography entitled, ‘Big Sam’. As a player his career stats are incredible. He is one of the successful football managers. He has millions of admirers from around the world. 

Despite in the sixties, he has maintained a great personality. He is conscious about healthy diet and regular workouts that keep him healthy. As a manager, he earns a lot. His net worth is around 10 million USD. 

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