|Full name||Harry Collier|
|Date of birth||1 October 1907|
|Place of birth||Collingwood, Victoria|
|Date of death||16 August 1994(aged 86)|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Ivanhoe, Victoria, Collier played for the Collingwood Football Club, debuting in 1926. Collier was a player in Collingwood's legendary premiership sides from 1927–1930, the only side to have won four premierships in a row in the entire history of the VFL/AFL.
He was appointed captain in 1935, a position which he held until 1939. During this period, his team won two premierships (in 1935 and 1936)), and finished runners-up in the other three years he was captain. He was said to be Collingwood's best player during the era, taking out the Club Best and Fairest award in 1928 and 1930. Collier retired in 1940 after only one game for the season - his career record standing at 259 games and 299 goals with the Magpies.
Following his playing career, Collier coached the Essendon reserves to a premiership in 1941. He later became a committeeman for Collingwood.
Collier was also a noted television personality, during the time of Australia's first year of broadcasting in 1956 and subsequent years.
Collier died in 1994.
Collier was retrospectively rewarded a Brownlow Medal, after originally tying for the 1930 award. He, Stan Judkins (Richmond) and Allan Hopkins (Footscray) all finished with an equal number of votes. The Umpires Board (which administered the award) recommended that no medal be awarded as there were inconsistent provisions within the rules for the event of a tie; and, among three informal votes cast during the year, one vote from a Collingwood game was simply labeled "Collier", but as there were two Collier brothers playing in the game, the vote was not counted. The VFL board ultimately overruled the umpires board, and used the criterion that stated the medal be awarded to the player who polled the highest percentage of votes against games played to award the medal to Judkins. To avoid situations like this in the future the rules were altered to a 3-2-1 system in 1931. In 1989, the VFL retrospectively eliminated the countbacks from all tied Brownlow Medal results, and Hopkins and Collier, while both still living, were awarded joint 1930 Brownlow Medals.
- "Brownlow Medal - Conditions of Award Conflict". The Herald. Melbourne, VIC. 18 September 1930. p. 15.
- "Brownlow Medal". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. 24 April 1924. p. 9.
- Glenn McFarlane. "The Brownlow Medallists: Harry Collier". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
- "Brownlow Football Medal awarded to Judkins". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 27 September 1930. p. 21.
- Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 53. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
- Australian Football Hall of Fame
- Harry Collier's playing statistics from AFL Tables