Maurie Collins

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Maurie Collins
Maurie Collins.jpg
Collins in 1901
Personal information
Full name Maurice Ignatius Collins
Date of birth 21 July 1876
Place of birth Clifton Hill, Victoria
Date of death 8 November 1943(1943-11-08) (aged 67)
Place of death Kew, Victoria
Original team(s) Albert Park / Xavier College
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1904 Essendon 97/98 (7)[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Maurice Ignatius Collins (21 July 1876 – 8 November 1943)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Collins played his early football at both Albert Park and Xavier College. He was injured during the 1897 VFL finals series but according to some sources made one appearance. Collins, a defender, was a member of Essendon's 1901 premiership team, as a back pocket. A VFL representative, he was the vice captain of Essendon for his final season.


  1. ^ AFL Tables, the Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers and the official league website's database state that he played a semi final against Melbourne but Full Points Footy, the official statistical history of the AFL books and Essendon's club website say he did not
  2. ^ "Maurie Collins - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 December 2014.