Former Junior Lone Star FC’s forward, Anthony Allison, has signed for Swedish Division II Norrland club Harnosands FF for the 2012 season.
Allison signed his first professional contract with the Puerto Rico Islanders in 2010 before signing with IFK Sundsvall of Sweden’s Third Division last season.
At IFK Sundsvall he scored 24 goals in 21 matches to win Sweden’s Division III Mellersta Norrland Golden Boot Award.
After spending the offseason training with Junior Lone Star, Allison returned to Sweden where he trained with GIF Sundsvall of Sweden’s Allsvenskan and Karlstad BK of Sweden’s First Division. He agreed to a deal with Harnosands after impressing in a two-week trial.
Harnosands manager Niclas Pour Dahl said of Allison, “He is completely perfect, this is a really good acquisition on our part. After his trials with other clubs, he decided to join us, something that this club will be grateful for.”
Harnosands begin its 2012 season with a home game against Anundsjo IF on Friday, April 20. In a friendly last week, Allison scored a brace in Harnosands’ 6–1 thrashing of Healthy Wills.
Allison, formerly known as Sargbah Tarpeh, was part of Junior Lone Star FC’s U-23 squad that won the club’s first championship in 2008 with the U-23 State title and a subsequent U-23 Regional title.
After graduating from Overbrook High School, he was a stand-out forward at Wilmington University, where he was a NSCAA and NCAA Daktronics First Team All-America selection. Allison was also named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and NCAA Daktronics East Region Player of the Year. He was also a First Team All-Region selection, and a four-time First Team All-CACC award winner.