Ernest Collinge

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Ernest Collinge
Personal information
Full name Ernest Collinge[1]
Date of birth (1895-12-05)5 December 1895[1]
Place of birth Blackley, Manchester, England[1]
Date of death 15 December 1960(1960-12-15) (aged 65)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1926 Port Vale 143 (9)
Total 143 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ernest Collinge (5 December 1895 – 15 December 1960) was an English footballer who played as a half-back for Port Vale in the 1920s. He was the elder brother of Tom Collinge.

Playing career[edit]

Collinge joined Port Vale in May 1921, and made his debut in a Potteries derby match against Stoke in the North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup final on 9 May, which Vale lost 5–3.[1] He scored five goals (all penalties) in 41 Second Division appearances in the 1921–22 season, and also featured again in the North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup.[1] He was an ever-present for the 1922–23 campaign, claiming three league goals, including one in a 2–1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.[1] He played just 19 games in the 1923–24 season, as he fractured his left leg in January, though made a speedy recover and was back in action five months later.[1] He played 32 league and cup games in the 1924–25 campaign and dislocated his right arm in February 1925.[1] His career at The Old Recreation Ground was effectively finished, and he retired at the close of the 1925–26 campaign after playing just 14 games that season.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Ernest Collinge profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1920–21 Second Division 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1921–22 Second Division 41 5 1 0 1 0 43 5
1922–23 Second Division 42 3 1 0 1 0 44 3
1923–24 Second Division 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
1924–25 Second Division 29 0 3 0 0 0 32 3
1925–26 Second Division 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Total 143 9 7 0 3 0 153 12

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale
  • North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup runner-up: 1921
  • North Staffordshire Infirmary Cup winner: 1922 (shared)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 63. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.