- For similarly named people, see Alan Burns (disambiguation)
|Full name||Allen Solomon Burns|
|Date of birth||31 August 1870|
|Place of birth||Steiglitz, Victoria|
|Date of death||8 November 1925 55)(aged|
|Place of death||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|1897–1898; 1901–1903||South Melbourne||40 (23)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Born in the small Victoria town of Steiglitz, Burns often played on the half-forward line, and was noted for kicking goals from quite acute angles. He was the leading goalkicker for South Melbourne in 1894.
He was the younger brother of Peter Burns a legend of the game who played with South Melbourne and Geelong. In a VFA match in 1896 where the brothers were in rival teams, Allen made a significant contribution towards South's victory over Geelong.
Allen Burns died in South Melbourne at the age of 55.
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- "Obituary". The Record. XXX (45). Victoria. 14 November 1925. p. 5. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
- "SOUTH MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB". The Age (12, 505). Victoria. 28 March 1895. p. 7. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
- "GEELONG V. SOUTH MELBOURNE". Geelong Advertiser (15, 355). Victoria. 25 May 1896. p. 3. Retrieved 14 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.