Hometown: Jarrow, England
Previous Club: Memphis 901 FC
College: University of Charleston (W.V.)
Allan enters his first season with the Battery in 2023 after signing a multi-year contract with the club in December 2022.
A product of the Sunderland A.F.C. academy and native of Jarrow, England, Allan spent the 2022 season with Memphis 901 FC and was a valuable part of their second-place finish in the Eastern Conference table.
Allan made 30 appearances in the regular season, tallying one goal and two assists. He came off the bench to score the opening goal in Memphis’ 3-1 playoff victory over Detroit City FC in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Allan is capable of being deployed in central and defensive capacities in the midfield. Last season with Memphis, he registered 18 chances created, 23 tackles won, 14 interceptions and 82 duels won. He was 901 FC’s second-most accurate passer at 83.7%.
Prior to Memphis, Allan spent the 2021 season with Atlanta United 2 where he made 18 appearances (17 starts) during his rookie campaign.
Chris played collegiately at the University of Charleston in West Virginia for one season, helping the Golden Eagles win the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship. He was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the tournament, and was an all-tournament and first-team all-conference selection.
Allan rose through the ranks of the Sunderland academy from 2015 to 2018, competing in the FA Youth Cup, U18 Premier League and Premier League 2.