Jock Collier

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Jock Collier
Personal information
Full name John C. Collier
Date of birth 1 February 1897
Place of birth Dysart, Scotland
Date of death 1940 (aged 42–43)
Place of death Kingston upon Hull, England
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Victoria Hawthorn ? (?)
Denbeath Star ? (?)
Inverkeithing United ? (?)
Raith Rovers ? (?)
1920–1925 Hull City 168 (0)
1926–1927 Queens Park Rangers 36 (1)
1928 York City 2 (0)
Teams managed
1928–1930 York City
1933–1937 York City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John C. "Jock" Collier (1 February 1897–1940) was a Scottish footballer and manager.


Born in Dysart, Fife, Collier played for Inverkeithing Juniors and had trials for the Scottish Junior international team. He signed for Raith Rovers and eventually signed for Hull City in 1920. He captained Hull for a couple of seasons, before moving to Queens Park Rangers in 1926.[1]

He joined York City as player-manager, but broke an ankle and retired from playing. He managed the club as they entered the Football League, but after their first season in the league he left the club to become a publican.[1]

Collier was re-appointed as manager in May 1933. He announced his retirement from football in March 1937, and went into a business partnership with one of his brothers in Scotland. He died in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, in 1940, at the age of 43.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Batters, Dave (1990). York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 123. ISBN 0-907969-69-0. 

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