Geoff Collins

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Geoff Collins
Geoff Collins 1950.jpg
Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Anthony Collins
Date of birth 10 August 1926
Place of birth Kew, Victoria
Date of death 14 August 2005(2005-08-14) (aged 79)
Height / weight 178 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1952, 1954 Melbourne 88 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Geoffrey Anthony Collins (10 August 1926 – 14 August 2005)[1] was an Australian rules football player in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Geoff Collins played in the Melbourne premiership team of 1948, and again in the losing 1954 Grand Final side.

War service[edit]

Collins served in the Korean War as a fighter pilot,[2] flying Gloster Meteor jets with 77 Squadron RAAF between 1 January and 14 August 1953.


  1. ^ "Geoff Collins – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Main & Allen, (2002), p.x.


  • Main, J. & Allen, D., Fallen — The Ultimate Heroes: Footballers Who Never Returned From War, Crown Content, (Melbourne), 2002. ISBN 1-74095-010-0

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