Tony Collins (footballer)
|Full name||Anthony Norman Collins|
|Date of birth||19 March 1926|
|Place of birth||Kensington, London, England|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Tony Collins was the first black manager in the English Football League, taking charge at Rochdale A.F.C. from June 1960 until September 1967. He led Rochdale to their only League Cup final in 1962. He was also Crystal Palace's first black player. He then became assistant manager to Alan Dicks at Bristol City from 1967-1980. He was briefly Bristol City manager in 1980.
|Rochdale||1 June 1960||30 September 1967||355||129||82||144||36.34|
- Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 59. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.
- Tony Collins managerial statistics at Soccerbase
- Tony Collins playing stats at Newcastlefans.com
- Tony Collins Profile
- Interview with Norman Hunter