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Bobby Collins

Bobby Collins

Clubs played for: Celtic, Everton, Leeds United, Bury, Morton, Oldham Athletic. (1958-1972).

Born: 1931

Birthplace: Govanhill, Scotland

Died: 2014

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Went to Australia in 1971 as player/coach to Ringwood City (Melbourne), followed by a spell coaching to Hakoah FC (Sydney). Returned to England in 1972 and held a number of coaching and management posts, before leaving the game to spend eight years working in the wholesale fashion business. Now retired after two years working at the Leeds University Garage as a Chauffeur. Still plays in the occasional charity match and keeps fit by playing golf off a very respectable eleven handicap.(Captained Leeds into the First Division in 1963)




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Collins, Bobby The finest inside-forward ever to pull on a Leeds' shirt. I consider myself very fortunate to have seen this wonderful footballer play, and I regret greatly that his health in recent years has been poor and undeserved. I speak of him often.


Collins, Bobby I remember Bobby very well. He was a true gentleman. He was one of the 'Glory Boys' Leeds United i960s. I worked in a night Club at the time and all the players used to come in with their wives. Was very sad to hear he has passed away this week. God Bless Bobby R.I.P. Pauline.xx


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