Joseph Michael Allen (born 14 March 1990) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Stoke City and the Welsh national team.
Allen began his career at Swansea City, making his first-team debut in January 2007 at age 16.
He played in 150 matches across all competitions in six years at the Liberty Stadium, also having a loan at Wrexham.
During his time at Swansea, they won two promotions, going from League One to the Premier League.
In 2012, he joined Liverpool for £15 million, signed by his former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers.
Allen spent four seasons at Anfield, making 132 appearances.
In July 2016, he signed for Stoke City for a £13 million transfer fee.
A full international for Wales since 2009, Allen has earned over 50 caps for his nation and represented Wales at UEFA Euro 2016, helping the team to reach the semi-finals.
He also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.