Dave Hollins (footballer)

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Dave Hollins
Personal information
Full name David Michael Hollins
Date of birth (1938-02-04) 4 February 1938 (age 82)
Place of birth Bangor, Wales
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1960 Brighton & Hove Albion 66 (0)
1960–1966 Newcastle United 112 (0)
1966–1970 Mansfield Town 111 (0)
1969Nottingham Forest (loan) 9 (0)
1970–1971 Aldershot 16 (0)
1971 Romford ? (?)
Total 314 (0)
National team
1962–1966 Wales 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Michael "Dave" Hollins (born 4 February 1938[1]) is a Welsh former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a goalkeeper.

Personal life[edit]

Hollins was born in Bangor, Wales.[1] He is the older brother of former England international footballer John Hollins, and the uncle of TV presenter Chris Hollins. Following the end of his playing career he became a painter and decorator, and later lived in Guildford.[2]


Professional career[edit]

Hollins began his career with local non-league side Merrow, and played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Mansfield Town. He was loaned to Nottingham Forest, in an emergency exchange for Duncan McKenzie, when Forest keeper Alan Hill broke an arm.[3] He went on to play for Aldershot, making a total of 314 league appearances. He also played non-league football for Romford.[1]

International career[edit]

Hollins earned 11 caps for Wales between 1962 and 1966.


  1. ^ a b c Dave Hollins at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ "Where are they now - from A to I". Nottingham Forest Official Site. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  3. ^ The Times, 3 March 1970, Two substitutes may be allowed