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Scottish International
2 caps 0 goals


  • Longbridge
  • 5 October 1946


  • Goalkeeper

Teams Seasons Apps. Gls.
Source : Edina Hibs
Hibernian 65-70 70 0
Dundee 72-78 159 0
Meadowbank Thistle 78-79 2 0
Hearts 78-80 24 0
Falkirk 80-81 12 0
East Stirling 82-83 1 0

Totals 268 0

Thomson Sandlands Allan (born 5 October 1946, in Longridge, West Lothian) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Allan began his career at Hibernian in 1963, where he was a League Cup runner-up in 1968-69. He joined Dundee in 1971 and collected his only winner’s medal at Dens Park, when the Dark Blues defeated Celtic 1-0 in the 1973-74 League Cup final.

Allan was called up to the Scotland squad that season, earning his only two caps in warm-up matches for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He was selected in the squad for West Germany but was considered back-up to Leeds United’s David Harvey and did not play during the tournament.

Allan reverted to part-time status when he started working at British Leyland’s Bathgate plant and wound down his career with brief spells at Meadowbank Thistle, Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk and East Stirling before retiring in 1982.

A consistent and reliable goalkeeper who had a long career in the game, he began at Hibernian in 1963. A move to Dundee in 1971 brought him his only senior medal, a Scottish League Cup winner’s medal in 1973. Early in 1979 he had a brief loan spell with Meadowbank Thistle and soon after moved to Heart of Midlothian until his retirement in 1980. His two caps came in the spring of 1974 and he was reserve goalkeeper in Scotland’s World Cup squad in Germany that summer.

International Challenge Match
06 Jun 1974 NORWAY 1 – 2 SCOTLAND
27 Mar 1974 GERMANY (WEST) 2 – 1 SCOTLAND

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