Jimmy Collins (footballer, born 1937)

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Jimmy Collins
Personal information
Full name James Collins
Date of birth (1937-12-21)December 21, 1937
Place of birth Sorn, Scotland
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–? Lugar Boswell Thistle ? (?)
1956–1962 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (0)
1962–1966 Brighton & Hove Albion 201 (44)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James 'Jimmy' Collins (21 December 1937 in Sorn) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Lugar Boswell Thistle, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Collins began his career at non League club Lugar Boswell Thistle before joining Tottenham Hotspur in June, 1956. The inside forward featured in two first team matches in 1961 for the Lilywhites and made his senior debut against West Ham United on 23 August 1961.[2][3] In October, 1962, Collins signed for Brighton & Hove Albion and went on to feature in 201 matches and found the net 44 times between 1962–1966.


  1. ^ Hugman,B,J, (Ed) The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) ISBN 1-85291-665-6 p130. Retrieved 27 May 2010
  2. ^ Collins' First team debut Retrieved 27 May 2010
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 29 November 2012 Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite

External links[edit]

  • Jimmy Collins, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database