Sam Allardyce Biography
(English Football Manager and Former Professional Player)
Birthday: October 19, 1954 (Libra)
Born In: Dudley, England
Samuel Allardyce, better known as Sam Allardyce, is a well-known former English professional footballer who currently manages ‘Everton.’ At the age of 17, he played for ‘Bolton Wanderers’ and made his debut in a ‘League Cup’ match against ‘Millwall.’ In the 1980s, he played as a defender for teams such as ‘Sunderland,’ ‘Millwall,’ ‘Coventry City,’ and ‘Preston North End.’ He soon earned the nickname “Super Sam Bionic Man.” He played for a short while for ‘Tampa Bay Rowdies’ in the ‘North American Soccer League’ and returned to England to play, while coaching a few teams, before he retired from playing professional football. He later became the full-time manager for teams such as ‘Blackpool,’ ‘Bolton Wanderers,’ ‘Newcastle United,’ ‘Sunderland,’ before moving on to ‘Everton.’ He was the manager of the English national team for a brief period. He is married to Lynne Ward and has a son named Craig who is a footballer like his father. He and his son have been involved in a few controversies regarding taking bribes and putting pressure to get certain players signed, which they have denied. Presently, he owns a number of businesses, apart from being a respected coach.