Adam Collin

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Adam Collin
Personal information
Full name Adam James Collin[1]
Date of birth (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Penrith, England[2]
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Notts County
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2003 Oldham Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2004 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 0 (0)
2004 Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
2004–2009 Workington 211 (1)
2009–2013 Carlisle United 133 (0)
2013–2016 Rotherham United 71 (0)
2016 Aberdeen (loan) 3 (0)
2016– Notts County 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:16, 2 January 2017 (UTC).

Adam James Collin (born 9 December 1984) is an English goalkeeper who plays for Notts County.


Early career[edit]

Born in Penrith, Cumbria, Collin started his career as professional footballer with Newcastle United as a youngster. He did not feature in the Newcastle first team, but was named as a substitute on a number of occasions. He then had spells on loan at Doncaster Rovers and Oldham Athletic before being released by Newcastle in the summer of 2004.


Workington assistant manager Tony Elliott, a former goalkeeper but at the time not attached to the club recommended him to Workington manager Tommy Cassidy. Collin was added to the Reds squad just before the start of the 2004–05 season as cover for Neil Thompson. As Thompson was suspended for the first match of the new season, Collin made his debut in Reds 4–0 home win over Matlock Town. Collin kept clean sheets in each of his first four matches to establish himself as first choice goalkeeper.

He was sent off in 1–0 away defeat at Hyde United in April 2005, for handball outside the penalty area. His suspension was overturned after a video proved he was inside the area, he was the first Workington player to have a suspension quashed in such a manner. Collin saved three penalties in a shoot-out against Farsley Celtic on 17 May 2005, Workington won 6–5 to win promotion to the Conference North.

Collin made 41 starts during the 2005–06 season and a further 42 during the 2006–07 season.

Carlisle United[edit]

Collin started to train with Carlisle United twice a week in December 2008,[3] and did enough to secure the offer of a permanent contract in February 2009, joining the club at the end of the 2008–09 season.[4]

Collin made his debut for Carlisle United in the 2009–10 Football League Trophy Northern Section First Round, in the 2–2 draw with Morecambe on 1 September 2009.[5] Carlisle won after a penalty shoot-out.[5] He played again, in the Northern Section Second Round of the same tournament on 6 October, in Carlisle's 4–2 home victory over Macclesfield Town.[6]

Collin then went on to be selected in Carlisle's first team on a regular basis, and saved the penalty that took the Cumbrians to Wembley for the final of the 2010 Football League Trophy.

Adam Collin's run of 146 consecutive starts ended when he was displaced in favour of Mark Gillespie in Carlisle's Football League Cup tie against Preston North End on 4 September 2012.[7] He regained his place in the starting line-up in November 2012, missing 13 first team games in two months. Subsequently, Adam lost his starting place due to Carlisle's policy of goalkeeper rotation and was released in May 2013.

Rotherham United[edit]

On 23 May 2013, Collin agreed to sign for fellow League One side Rotherham United, in preference to pursuing interest from Scottish Premier League and English Championship clubs.

On 25 May 2014, Collin gained promotion to the English Football League Championship with Rotherham United, after a heroic display in the Play-Off Final at Wembley. After trailing Leyton Orient by two goals to nil, Rotherham United fought back to level, before Collin saved two penalties – to maintain his 100% record over seven penalty shoot-outs, saving at least two penalties during each shoot-out.

Collin has been ever present in the starting line up at Rotherham United since taking over as preferred goalkeeper from Scott Shearer.

Throughout the start of the 2014–15 season, Collin was a pivotal member of the Rotherham side that maintained unlikely survival in the Championship, despite a late 3 point deduction, and a sizeable gulf in the budgets available at Rotherham and their fellow competitors. Collin was the main starter for Steve Evans as he picked him over Scott Loach and loan signing Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal and despite some dip in form towards the latter stages of the season, being replaced by Martinez in particular, played 36 times in the league and once in the FA Cup and was even named in an article in The Guardian as one of the Football League Championship's six most influential players.[8]

At the start of the 2015–16 season, Collin was relegated to second choice keeper, with first Kelle Roos and later Lee Camp being chosen ahead of him. He made just two first team appearances, and on 15 January 2016, he was allowed to join Aberdeen on loan for the remainder of the season.[9] He played three times for Aberdeen before returning to Rotherham.[10]

Notts County[edit]

On 15 June 2016, Collin signed for Notts County.[11]



Rotherham United


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 449. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Keeper Collin trains at Carlisle". BBC Sport. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  4. ^ John Fuller (25 February 2009). "Workington Reds keeper Adam Collin agrees Carlisle Utd switch". Times & Star. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Morecambe 2 – 2 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Carlisle 4 – 2 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Carlisle United goalkeepers battle it out to be No1". News & Star. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Taylor, Louise (24 October 2014). "The Championship's six most influential players". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2016. ...regular Championship watchers rave about Collin. The Penrith-born keeper played a key part in Rotherham’s promotion last season and a series of superlative saves this term have helped establish a mid-table position. A wonderful shot-stopper and expert penalty saver, Collin’s penchant for punching and coming daringly off his line are more European than Championship but, generally, the Cumbrian knows precisely what he is doing. 
  9. ^ "Adam joins Aberdeen in loan switch". Rotherham United FC. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Statement: players departing Pittodrie". Aberdeen F.C. 16 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Adam Collin: Notts County sign Rotherham goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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