Goldie Collins

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Goldie Collins
Personal information
Full name Goldsmith Collins
Date of birth 16 September 1901
Date of death 27 April 1982(1982-04-27) (aged 80)
Place of death Panton Hill, Victoria
Original team(s) Fitzroy Juniors
Height / weight 183 cm / 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1928 Fitzroy 64 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Goldsmith 'Goldie' Collins (16 September 1901 – 27 April 1982)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the VFL.

He made his debut with Fitzroy in 1922 and the following season was the club's best and fairest. His brothers, Harry and Norm both played for Fitzroy.

Collins was a controversial character who was suspended for nearly two seasons for striking and was later declared a vexatious litigant and jailed for contempt of court[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goldie Collins - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Munro, P. (2008) "Meet the Vexatious Litigants", The Age, 28 September 2008.

External links[edit]

  • Goldie Collins's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.