|Full name||Adam James Collin|
|Date of birth||9 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Penrith, England|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Current club||Rotherham United|
|2003||→ Oldham Athletic (loan)||0||(0)|
|2004||→ Doncaster Rovers (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:19, 28 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Carlisle, Cumbria, Adam 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.
Adam 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.
Adam made 41 starts During the 2005–06 season and a further 42 during the 2006–07 season.
Collin started to train with Carlisle United twice a week in December 2008, 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.
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. Carlisle won after a penalty shoot-out. 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.
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 dropped for Mark Gillespie in Carlisle's Football League Cup tie against Preston North End on 4 September 2012. 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.
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.
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- Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 449. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
- "Keeper Collin trains at Carlisle". BBC Sport. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- John Fuller (25 February 2009). "Workington Reds keeper Adam Collin agrees Carlisle Utd switch". Times & Star. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- "Morecambe 2 – 2 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- "Carlisle 4 – 2 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
- "Carlisle United goalkeepers battle it out to be No1". News & Star. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.