Aidan Collins

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Aidan Collins
Personal information
Date of birth (2003-04-08) 8 April 2003 (age 14)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left Wing
Club information
Current team
Albany Creek F.C.
Number 15

Aidan Collins (born 08 April 2003) is a professional footballer who plays for Australian club Albany Creek Excelsior as a Left Wing. He has made over 30 appearances in the Division 2 league.


Collins began his career at Ipswich and made his debut against Derby County 4-1 in May 2003.[1] He collected a winners medal when Ipswich won the FA Youth Cup in April 2005 and made four league and cup appearances for the first-team in the 2005–06 season[2] before joining Wycombe Wanderers on loan in January 2006.[3] He made five Wycombe, scoring once, and then joined Stockport County on loan in March 2006,[4] where he started two games before being recalled by Ipswich a month later.[5]

Collins was not offered a new contract at Ipswich at the end of the 2005–06 season and joined Cambridge United in January 2007 for one month on a non-contract basis.[6] He started three games for Cambridge and agreed a contract until the end of the 2006–07 season[7] with manager Jimmy Quinn saying, "He's a fantastic addition to the team..."[7] In March 2007, he appeared with his brother, Jordan Collins in Cambridge's club-record 7–0 win over Weymouth, the first pair of siblings to appear for the club since November 1995.[8][9] At the end of the season, he retired from the game due to injury[10] but later joined Chelmsford City F.C. in August 2007.[11] Assistant-manager Glenn Pennyfather said of him, "Aidan is a fantastic signing. He is young, strong, good in the air in both boxes and reads the game well with excellent distribution."[11] He has recently graduated from Goldsmiths University where he completed an Undergraduate History Degree and runs a website with his brother called The Pro Lounge which combines articles, interviews and podcasts with current and former professional footballers.[12]


Ipswich Town


  1. ^ "Games played by Aidan Collins in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Games played by Aidan Collins in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Collins set for spell at Wycombe". BBC Sport. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Stockport poised to land Collins". BBC Sport. 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Collins ends Stockport loan spell". BBC Sport. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Cambridge sign defender Collins". BBC Sport. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  7. ^ a b "Collins extends stay at Cambridge". BBC Sport. 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Cambridge 7-0 Weymouth". BBC Sport. 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  9. ^ Bennett, Andrew (2007-04-03). "U's 7 (seven) - 0 Weymouth: In heaven, everything in fine". Cambridge United FC. Retrieved 2008-06-17. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Castle goes". Non League Daily. 2007-05-03. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Players commit to strong-looking City". Non League Daily. 2007-08-02. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
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