Paul Anthony Hart is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He is the assistant manager at Stoke City; the son of Johnny Hart, a football inside forward and manager, Hart had five-year spells with both Blackpool and Leeds United, played for Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, amongst others. He began his management career with Chesterfield in 1988, but left within three years and spent the following decade as a youth team coach for Leeds United and Nottingham Forest. In 2001, he returned to management with Nottingham Forest managing Barnsley, Rushden & Diamonds, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and most Swindon Town. In 2014, he joined the youth set-up at Notts County as their Acting Academy Manager, he made his Blackpool debut on 22 October 1973, two months after signing for the Seasiders, only made two more appearances that season. Though, he established himself as a regular first-teamer and, in 1976–77, when he scored six goals as Blackpool challenged for promotion, he was ever-present.
In March 1978, after making 143 league appearances, scoring fifteen goals in the process, Hart left relegation-bound Blackpool for Leeds United for £300,000, as a replacement for Gordon McQueen. Hart spent five years at Elland Road. In 1983 Hart signed for Nottingham Forest to replace Willie Young, where he played 87 games and scored three goals. Hart scored in the controversial 1983–84 UEFA Cup semi-final against Anderlecht, but the goal was ruled out for no apparent reason and Anderlecht subsequently admitted having bribed the official. A year Hart was sold to Sheffield Wednesday in May 1985. Hart had further spells at Birmingham City and Notts County before retiring from playing in 1988, having made 567 league appearances. After the spell at Notts County, Hart was appointed manager of Chesterfield in 1988. Joining the club when they were rooted to the bottom of the Third Division, he reorganised and revitalised the playing side of the club with assistant Chris McMenemy. Thanks to a number of notable number of home wins in the first three months of 1989 and a surprising 3–1 win at second place Sheffield United in early January, the team climbed out of the bottom four.
However, this proved to be only a temporary abatement of the club's problems at that time. Despite bringing great performances from striker Dave Waller, who equalled the club's record for goals in consecutive games – eight – Chesterfield were relegated in the penultimate game; the following season saw Chesterfield reach the play-off final at Wembley after spending the entire season in the top seven, underlying Hart's ability and promise as a young manager. The team was defeated 0 -- 1 by Cambridge United for. In February 1990, he gave 19-year-old Sean Dyche his Football League debut. Given no funds for squad improvement for the 1990–91 season and form were indifferent, he was sacked on New Year's Day, 1991. Hart moved into youth coaching firstly at Nottingham Forest, subsequently took charge of Leeds United's fledgling academy. Hart's proteges won the FA Youth Cup in 1993 and 1997 and formed the backbone of the Leeds side that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2000–01. With International players such as Harry Kewell, Jonathan Woodgate, Ian Harte, Alan Smith, Gary Kelly, Paul Robinson, Matt Jones and Stephen McPhail.
Hart returned to take charge of Nottingham Forest's academy after a high-profile fall-out with Leeds manager George Graham over the promise of Jonathan Woodgate. Forest's Under-19 side became immensely successful winning the Under-19 title in 1999–2000; as the first team were faltering, the club spiralling further into debt, players such as David Prutton, Jermaine Jenas, Keith Foy, Chris Doig, David Freeman, Kevin Dawson, Gareth Williams, Richard Cooper and Gareth Edds were blooded, with a further line of players including Barry Roche, Andy Reid, Brian Cash, Eugen Bopp, John Thompson and Michael Dawson following subsequently. On 12 July 2001, Hart was promoted from Youth Academy Director to manager, succeeding David Platt, who had left the club to become the manager of the England under-21 team. After less than a month of his tenure, Hart made his entire squad available for transfer, after being informed he had to drastically reduce the wage bill to avoid the club going into financial ruin.
As a result, Hart lost several experienced and key players, notably Andy Johnson to West Bromwich Albion for £200,000, Alan Rogers to Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, Stern John to Birmingham City for £100,000. During the 2002–03 season, with the financial problems alleviated somewhat, having the benefit of a settled side, Hart guided the club to the First Division play-offs, losing 4–3 after extra-time and 5–4 on aggregate to Sheffield United in the semi-finals. Forest started the 2003–04 season well, but a run of 14 games without a win resulted in Hart being sacked after a 1–0 home defeat to Coventry City on 7 February 2004. Less than a month after being forced out of the City Ground, Hart accepted the offer of the manager's job at Second Division club Barnsley. However, he left the club a year after failing to mount a serious promotion challenge. In May 2006, Hart took over as manager of Rushden & Diamonds, following the departure of Barry Hunter. After an average start to the season, Diamonds embarked on an eight match winless run, leading to Hart leaving the club in October by mutual consent.
Hart joined Premier League club Portsmouth as Director of Youth Operations in 2007. He was asked to take over as caretaker manager for one game only following the sacking of Tony Adams o
Gençlerbirliği Spor Kulübü known as Gençlerbirliği, are a professional Turkish sports club based in the city of Ankara, Turkey. Formed in 1923, Gençlerbirliği are nicknamed Ankara Rüzgârı or Gençler; the club colours are red. They play their home matches at Eryaman Stadium, following the closure of the Ankara 19 Mayıs. Domestically, the club have won the Turkish Cup twice, in 1987 and 2001, they have won the former Turkish Football Championship twice and the Ankara Football League a record nine times. In Europe, Gençlerbirliği's greatest success came in 2004; the club reached the fourth round of the UEFA Cup before losing to eventual champions Valencia. Gençlerbirliği were founded in a different way compared to many other football clubs, having been established by students from a high school, Ankara Erkek Lisesi; the students in question had failed to be selected for their own school team, asked one of their student friends, Asim, to talk with his father about setting up a football team for them to show how well they could play.
On 14 March 1923, Asim's father, the member of parliament from Muş Province, established the team for his son and his friends. Since all the members of the team were students he chose the name'Youth Union', they elected Sarı Ziya's father Faik Bey as their first chairman. Subsequently, these young students wanted to play against the school team which had not selected them. Gençlerbirliği won the game, played at "Hamit tarlası", 3–0. According to these young rebellious players this victory forged the identity of their new team, they won the regional Ankara Football League a record nine times between 1923 and 1959, when the league had first level status before the introduction of a nationwide league. Their greatest success domestically were the victories in the former Turkish Football Championship, when they became Turkish champions in 1941 and 1946. Gençler entered the Turkish National League in 1959 and played 12 seasons until relegation in the 1969–70 season, they played in the second level until relegation to third level in the 1978–79 season.
The club came back to second level after the merger of the third level with second level, at the end of the 1979–80 season. They finished second from last in Group A of the Second League, had to relegate to the regional league. But, since the number of teams in the second division was increased, Gençlerbirliği were readmitted; the club won Group D in the 1982–83 season and returned to the top-flight after 13 years. They relegated again in 1987–88 season. Gençlerbirliği returned to the top-flight in the 1988–89 season, in their first return attempt. Gençlerbirliği's most successful seasons in the Süper Lig are 1965–66 and 2002–03, when they reached the third place. At the end of the 2017–18 season Gençler only reached the 17th place and as a result the club relegated to the second tier TFF First League. There are two rumors about how Gençlerbirliği got their team colors and red: The young students went to a local haberdashers and the only available colors were black and red, they purchased these colors to sew their own kit.
The outskirts of Ankara during spring time see plenty of poppy flowers blooming and Gençlerbirliği selected the red and black of this flower for their colors. Gençlerbirliği merchandise in their store is called Gelincik by their supporters. Gençlerbirliği's arch-rival are the neighbouring club Ankaragücü and games between the clubs are considered as the "Derby of the Capital". Gençlerbirliği have always been one of the teams in Turkey most notable for their talented young footballers that they procure through scouting both in Turkey and throughout Europe and Africa. For example, Geremi was scouted and raised by the club, transferred to Real Madrid and Chelsea. Another of Gençlerbirliği's young stars Isaac Promise received the 2005–06 Super League Individual Youth player of the Year award. Gençlerbirliği's state-of-the-art youth academy is located in Beştepe, Ankara with 50 acres of training facilities. Gençlerbirliği had been run by İlhan Cavcav from 1978 until his death in 2017. With Cavcav's help, Gençlerbirliği have become one of the more stable clubs in Turkey.
This has been achieved through the departure of the most talented players every season to the other clubs in Turkey. Departing players are replaced with much cheaper imports from Turkey, Europe or Africa. Turkish Football ChampionshipWinners: 1941, 1946 Runners-up: 1950 Turkish CupWinners: 1986–87, 2000–01 Runners-up: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2007–08Prime Minister's CupRunners-up: 1946 Ankara Football LeagueWinners: 1929–30, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1945–46, 1949–50, 1950–51 Runners-up: 1925–26, 1926–27, 1928–29, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1947–48 As of 28 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. See Category:Gençlerbirliği S. K. footballers
Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü known as Fenerbahçe, are a major Turkish multi-sport club based in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. Fenerbahçe are parent to a number of different competitive departments including football, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, boxing, eSports, which have won numerous European and domestic titles over the club's history. Fenerbahçe are one of the oldest and most successful multi-sport clubs in Turkey, having won as much as 12 international titles, including 7 major European titles, 1 World Championship and 4 Balkan titles, in five sports, they have won European titles with four of their sports departments, being one of two sports clubs in Turkey and one of a few in Europe to have achieved this rare feat. The football department is the most notable one of the club and has won a record 91 domestic trophies in total, including a record 28 Turkish championship titles, among others; the club are leading the all-time table of the Turkish Super League. In international club football, Fenerbahçe have won the Balkans Cup in 1968, the first non-domestic trophy won by a Turkish football team.
The men's basketball team are the most successful in Turkey and is the only team in Turkish basketball history to have won the EuroLeague. They became European Champions in the 2016–17 season and runners-up in 2015–16 and 2017–18; the club has played in four consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours so far, a Turkish record. In volleyball, Fenerbahçe became the first Turkish club to be crowned World Champions in an Olympic team sport, by winning the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship undefeated in 2010, they were crowned European Champions by winning the CEV Champions League in the 2011–12 season, having reached the final before in 2010. Furthermore, they won the CEV Cup in 2014; the men's volleyball team won the CEV Challenge Cup in the 2013–14 season, thus writing volleyball history as the women's team won another continental title, the aforementioned CEV Cup, the same day. By achieving this unparalleled feat, Fenerbahçe became the only sports club in Turkey and one of few in Europe with European titles won in both the men's and women's volleyball departments.
They became Balkan Champions in 2009 and 2013. The table tennis department of Fenerbahçe are the best in Turkey and one of the best in Europe, with the women's team having won the ETTU Cup two times in a row, in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons, a Turkish record, they became the only Turkish team that played in a European Champions League Final, they won the Champions League title in 2015 undefeated, thus achieving the only Triple Crown for a Turkish table tennis team. The men's team reached the final of the ETTU Cup in 2008, the best result for any Turkish team to date; the former tennis team won the Balkan Championship in 1932. Fenerbahçe are one of the most supported Turkish clubs with millions of fans inside Turkey and millions of others in the Turkish communities all over the world; the club has 309,026 paid members as of 16 September 2012. Fenerbahçe was founded as a football club in 1907 in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, by Ziya Songülen, Ayetullah Bey and Necip Okaner; this group of individuals founded the club secretly in order to keep a low profile and not get into any trouble with the strict Ottoman rule.
So strict that the Sultan, Abdul Hamid II, forbade the Turkish youth to set up a club or engage in the game of football played by the English families, watched in envy. The club's name comes from a neighbourhood in Istanbul; the name means "lighthouse garden" in Turkish, referring to a historic lighthouse located at Fenerbahçe Cape. Ziya Songülen was elected the first President of the club, Ayetullah Bey became the first General Secretary, Enver Necip Okaner was given the post of the General Captain; the lighthouse situated on the Fenerbahçe Cape was a big influence on the design of the club's first crest, which sported the yellow and white colors of daffodils around the lighthouse. The kits were designed with yellow and white stripes; the crest and the colors of the club were changed in 1910 when Hikmet Topuzer redesigned the badge and Ziya Songülen changed the colors to yellow and navy, from on the iconic colors of the club. Fenerbahçe's activities were kept in secrecy until a legislation reform in 1908, under a new law, all football clubs had to register to exist legally.
Fenerbahçe joined the Istanbul League in 1909. The founding line-up included Ziya Songülen, Ayetullah Bey, Necip Okaner, Galip Kulaksızoğlu, Hassan Sami Kocamemi, Asaf Beşpınar, Enver Yetiker, Şevkati Hulusi Bey, Fuat Hüsnü Kayacan, Hamit Hüsnü Kayacan, Nasuhi Baydar. Fenerbahçe played against the staff of the Royal Navy that occupied Istanbul during the Turkish War of Independence; some British soldiers formed football teams that were named after the players' speciality, for example Essex Engineers, Irish Guards and Artillery. These teams played against local football teams in Istanbul. Fenerbahçe won many of these matches; the Turkish Football Federation founded a professional nationwide league in 1959, which continues today under the name of the Süper Lig. Fenerbahçe won the first tournament, beating Galatasaray 4–1 on aggregate
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Gate is a stadium in Ashton Gate, England, is the home of Bristol City F. C. and the Bristol Bears. Located in the south-west of the city, just south of the River Avon, it has an all-seated capacity of 27,000. Ashton Gate was the home of Bedminster F. C. until their 1900 merger with Bristol South End who played at St John's Lane, the merged club played at St John's Lane until the end of the 1903–04 season, when they moved to Ashton Gate. The ground has played a part in the history of rugby in the city. Bristol played there on a number of occasions since the 1920s, one occasion being on 27 December 2006 when they defeated local rivals Bath Rugby 16–6 whilst selling out the stadium for an all-time record Premiership crowd outside of Twickenham. Several rugby internationals have been held, starting with England versus Wales in 1899. 100 years the All Blacks took on Tonga in a 1999 Rugby World Cup pool match. As of the 2014–2015 season, Bristol Rugby permanently moved to Ashton Gate, it has hosted two England under-21 international friendlies.
The first was against Romania's under-21s on 21 August 2007. It ended in a 1–1 draw with Matt Derbyshire giving the hosts the lead on the eighth minute but Joe Hart's 25th minute own goal gifted the visitors a draw but they had Cristian Scutaru sent off on the seventy second minute for a second bookable offence. There were 18,640 in attendance; the other was against Uzbekistan's under-21s on 10 August 2010. The hosts beat the visitors 2–0 with Danny Rose scoring on the 64th minute and Martin Kelly scoring on the 78th minute. There were 9,821 in attendance. Lansdown Stand The West Stand was completed in time for the start of the 2016–17 season and when it was completed was renamed The Lansdown Stand in honour of the majority shareholder, Stephen Lansdown, who funded the Ashton Gate redevelopment, it marked the completion of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate and the Lansdown Stand is the largest in the stadium and has a capacity of 11,000. It is equipped with multiple executive boxes; the roof is covered in solar panels to provide a renewable energy source to power the entire stadium.
The stand houses the tunnel, team benches, beneath the stand are the changing rooms and offices. 3 blocks of the upper tier of the Landsdown stand is designated as the family area for football matches, 1 block of the lower tier is designated as the family area for rugby matches. Dolman Stand The Dolman Stand, which lies opposite the Lansdown Stand, was built in 1970, making it the oldest stand at Ashton Gate. At that time it was built it had a small, flat Family Enclosure in front of it, built up and converted to seating. In the summer of 2007, the original wooden seats in the upper area were replaced by modern plastic seats, it is named after president Harry Dolman. This stand was redeveloped over the summer of 2015 as part of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate and has a capacity of around 6,200. Atyeo Stand The Atyeo stand is the smallest in the stadium with a capacity of around 4,200, it was built in 1994 to replace an open terrace and still contains the old dressing rooms and a large gymnasium.
It is named after Bristol City legend John Atyeo, who played 645 times for City and scored 351 goals, making him the club's top goalscorer ever. He died in 1993, a year. After the demolition of the Wedlock Stand, the north-east section of this stand was used to house the away fans. After construction of the Lansdown Stand, away fans were situated in the western three-quarters of the Atyeo stand; the whole stand was made available for away fans from the 2017/18 season onwards and is closed for rugby matches. South Stand The South Stand was completed just after the end of the 2014–15 season as part of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate, it has a capacity of 6,071. Unlike the other stands at Ashton Gate, it is not named after a person who had strong ties with the club; the stand is linked to the neighbouring Lansdown stands via a concourse. Wedlock "East End" Stand The old East End was demolished during the summer of 2014 and has been rebuilt to modern standards, it was built as a covered terrace in 1928, converted to seats in the 1990s and was the traditional home fans' end until 1994.
It was known as the East End to City fans. Williams Stand The Williams Stand was on the southwest side, which included the directors' box and press box, was built in 1958; the lower part of the stand was a terrace known as the Grand Enclosure until it was converted to seating in the 1990s. This stand was named after a former chairman Des Williams. Demolition of this stand occurred in June 2015 in preparation for rebuilding to modern standards over the course of the next year. Following extensive planning and the failed bid to develop a new ground at Ashton Vale, criticism of the failure of so many major leisure and sporting projects in Bristol, Bristol City decided to press ahead with a major redevelopment of the current site at Ashton Gate; this was approved in late 2013, with final clearance given in spring 2014, work started in May 2014, following the final home fixture of the 2013–14 season. The plans for redevelopment were as follows: Demolition of the existing Williams and Wedlock stands, to be replaced by new, larger stands, with executive boxes.
Extension of the existing Dolman stand Shifting of the current pitch by 5 metres to enable the Dolman extension, a new pitch laid to enable shared use with the rugby club Other works to the ground to bring it in line with modern stadia, with capacity of around 27,000 The works were completed prior to the start of the 2016–17 season. Since August 2014 Ashton Gate has been the home of Bristol Bears. Ashton Gate has held two international rugby
Nigeria national football team
The Nigeria national football team known as the Super Eagles, represents Nigeria in international association football and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation. They are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, with their recent title in 2013, after defeating Burkina Faso in the final. In April 1994, the Super Eagles were ranked 5th in the FIFA rankings, the highest FIFA ranking position achieved by an African football team. Throughout history, the team has qualified for six of the last seven FIFA World Cups, missing only the 2006 World Cup hosted in Germany, have reached the round of 16 three times, their first World Cup appearance was the 1994 edition. After playing other colonies in unofficial games since the 1930s, Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony; the team played warm-up games in England against various amateur teams including Bromley, Dulwich Hamlet, Bishop Auckland and South Liverpool. The team's first major success was a gold medal in the 2nd All-Africa games, with 3rd-place finishes in the 1976 and 1978 African Cup of Nations to follow.
In 1980, with players such as Segun Odegbami and Best Ogedegbe, the team, led by Christian Chukwu, won the Cup for the first time in Lagos. Nigeria Olympic men's football team won the football event at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, beating Mexico and Argentina in the process, they were runners-up in the same event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, losing to Argentina in a rematch of the 1996 event. In 1984 and 1988, Nigeria reached the Cup of Nations final. Three of the five African titles won by Cameroon have been won by defeating Nigeria. Missing out to Cameroon on many occasions has created an intense rivalry between both nations. Three notable occasions; the Nigeria national team has traditionally utilized a mostly-solid green on green primary set with white numbering and highlights. The shade of green has varied over the years. An olive drab-tinged, forest green was favored during the 1980s to the early 1990s, jade has appeared in each of those decades as well. Over the last decade, the team has appeared to settle on the more standard office green which most resembles the shade used on the flag.
Nigeria's first national teams used a solid scarlet top over white shorts and socks until the country adopted its current colors after its independence. On 23 April 2015, Nike was announced to be the supplier of Nigeria's kits after Adidas ended their kit contract with the Nigeria Football Federation. Before that, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit between 1998 and 2003. Nigeria's national team image has undergone much evolution throughout its history. Prior to independence, they were called the Red Devils due to their red topped kits; the name was changed to the Green Eagles after independence in reference to the Nigerian state flag as well as the eagle which adorns the country's coat of arms. During the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations, they were still called the Green Eagles, but following their controversial loss in the final, the team's name was changed to the "Super Eagles". Today, only the senior men's national team uses the nickname; the women's national team is called the "Super Falcons", Nigeria's underage male teams are nicknamed the "Flying Eagles" & the "Golden Eaglets".
Many important matches have been played against various nations. Of these nations, Ghana is considered Nigeria's primary rival as the two sides have met one another more than any other opponent; the record is dominated by Ghana. The most notable of these periods are the early contests during the 1950s, matches that took place in the early 2000s. FIFA lists the first official match between the two as a World Cup qualifier match in 1960; however both national teams had engaged in competitive matches dating back to 1950. The national teams of these two West African countries were formed during the time in which both remained protectorates of the British Empire. At that time the modern-day nation of Ghana was known as the Gold Coast. Nigeria, prior to adopting the national colors of green and white, wore scarlet tops over white shorts and were known as the "Red Devils"; the two sides played for several rivalry and tournament cups during this period in which full international competition was barred to them.
Nigeria's neighbors to the east, have played Nigeria a number of times over the years. The teams have met three times in the African Cup of Nations Final with Cameroon winning each time. Both carry histories of continental success and World Cup representation, nearly unrivaled on the African continent. There is a number of competitive matches with Algeria dating back to the 1970s; the two sides met twice in the African Cup of Nations finals, with each nation splitting the win totals. It was a 1–1 draw in Algeria on 8 October 1993 that enabled Nigeria to claim its first World Cup berth in the 1994 edition of the tournament. Nigeria's western neighbor, has played competitive matches with the team since the period of European colonization when they were known as Dahomey, but with only two wins and two draws to Benin's credit against Nigeria's fourteen wins, with the sides having only met six times since 1980, Benin remains a regarde
Daniel Lee "Danny" Allsopp is a former Australian football player who played as a striker. He last played for Launceston City, he is a full international for the Australia national football team, is well known for being Melbourne Victory's second highest, the A-League's seventh highest all-time goalscorer, behind Archie Thompson, Shane Smeltz, Besart Berisha, Sergio van Dijk, Mark Bridge and Carlos Hernandez. Allsopp started his senior football career with Monbulk Rangers in 1994 as a 16-year-old, competing in the Victorian Provisional League Division 1; the following year he joined Croydon City in the Victorian State League Division 1 competition before joining then-NSL club South Melbourne in 1995. After two seasons with South, Allsopp made the move across town to Carlton S. C. for the 1997 NSL season. Allsopp spent the 1998 Victorian Premier League season with Port Melbourne Sharks moved to England to trial for Second Division club Manchester City, after scoring in City's first friendly match against Newquay as well as some reserve team matches, he was signed for the club for the 1998–99 season.
Allsopp's four goals in 25 games saw Manchester City promoted to the First Division, but he struggled to find a regular place in the team as the team in the 1999–2000 season, was loaned out to Notts County. He was loaned to Wrexham in early 2000, scored four goals in just three league matches by end of the 1999–2000 season; the following season, he went on loan to Bristol Rovers, where he failed to score a goal in his four league appearances. Allsopp returned on loan to Notts County, scored four goals in three matches before being bought for £300,000 by the club. In a three-season career, he scored 50 goals in 111 appearances before signing with Hull City for 2003–04; the move provided more success for Allsopp, as he scored 15 goals in his first season and seven in 2004–05 as a regular in the line-up. Allsopp negotiated an early release from Hull, decided to return to Australia to play for new club Melbourne Victory under Ernie Merrick, who had coached Allsopp during his time at the VIS. Despite making 20 starts in the 2005–06 season, Allsopp was not nearly as prolific as at his previous clubs, only managed three goals for the year.
The season featured Allsopp's 250th match in all league competitions. The 2006–07 season saw a remarkable turnaround in Allsopp's scoring record at Melbourne, he finished the season as the league Golden Boot winner as highest scorer in the home and away fixtures. His tally of 11 made him the first A-League player to score a double figure tally and was one goal more than second place, teammate Archie Thompson, his 35 shots on target was the equal highest with Newcastle Jets midfielder Nick Carle. During the 2009–10 A-League season it was confirmed that Allsopp had signed with Qatari side, Al-Rayyan Sports Club, for an undisclosed fee, he had less than a year left on his contract with Victory. On 22 September 2009, Allsopp made his debut for Al-Rayyan against Al-Kharatiyat, providing an assist for Amara Diane's goal. Allsopp joined Major League Soccer club D. C. United on 18 January 2010. Allsopp and D. C. United mutually agreed to terminate his contract after just one season with the club. On 24 December 2010 Allsopp rejoined with his team mates at the Melbourne Victory, in a contract that will keep him there until the end of the 2012–13 season.
On 18 October 2012 he announced his retirement from professional football. In 2013, Allsopp returned to play for Croydon City Arrows. 2014 was a successful year for both Croydon & Allsopp, with the club winning the Victorian State League 4 East competition & promotion to State League 3 and Allsopp winning both the league Best & Fairest and Golden Boot Awards. In 2013, Allsopp signed as a guest player for Launceston City FC, he featured in the round 15 National Premier Leagues Tasmania fixture between Launceston City FC and local rivals Northern Rangers FC. The match finished in a 6-0 win to Northern Rangers FC, with Allsopp picking up a yellow card for a reckless challenge. In 2014 Allsopp again featured for the Tasmanian State League club as a guest player, in a round 5 National Premier Leagues Tasmania match against City's sister club Hobart Zebras FC; the game finished in a 4-2 win with Allsopp scoring a hat-trick. This was a history making result for City and saw the end of a 25-game losing streak, with the club not winning a single league fixture since the new statewide league inception in 2013.
In 1995, he made his name in the under-17 World Championship, where he was tied top scorer with five goals, including one in Australia's 3–1 loss to eventual runners-up Brazil. His performance opened the door for his entrance into the Australian National Soccer League, signing with South Melbourne, he stayed with the club until 1997. Allsopp represented Australia again, this time at under-20 level in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, with Australia making it through to the second round before being knocked out by Japan. On his return he was loaned out to VPL club Port Melbourne Sharks. Meanwhile, Allsopp had become a regular member of Australia's under-23 national team in 1999, played three matches for one goal in 2000, but was not selected in the squad for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Allsopp earned his first call-up to the Australia senior squad for a friendly match against Uruguay on June 2007 and came on as a 78th-minute substitute in the 2–1 defeat by the South Americans.
On 23 May he got his second international appearance for Australia when he came on as a substitute for James Troisi in a friendly against Ghana. National coach Pim Verbeek described Allsopp's performance against Indon