Nathan Collins

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Nathan Collins
Personal information
Full name Nathan Michael Collins[1]
Date of birth (2001-04-30) 30 April 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Leixlip, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Stoke City
Number 37
Youth career
2006–2016 Cherry Orchard
2016–2019 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Stoke City 7 (0)
National team
2016–2018 Republic of Ireland U17 19 (0)
2018– Republic of Ireland U19 3 (0)
2019– Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:27, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:15, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Nathan Michael Collins (born 30 April 2001) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for EFL Championship club Stoke City.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Collins began his career with youth club Cherry Orchard where his father David and uncle Eamonn both started their careers at.[2] He joined English side Stoke City in January 2016 after being recommended by scout Tony Bowen, assistant manager Mark Bowen's brother.[3][4] Collins made his professional debut on 9 April 2019 away at Swansea City.[5][6] His first start came 10 days later when he played the full 90 minutes of Stoke's 1–0 loss away to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.[7] Collins signed a new five-year contract with Stoke in July 2019.[8]

International career[edit]

Collins made his Republic of Ireland U17 debut against Kazakhstan on 17 October 2016 and was later made captain of the team.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Collins' family includes a number of other footballers, including his father Dave Collins who played with Liverpool and Oxford United among others. His uncle, Eamonn Collins, played with many sides including Southampton and Portsmouth before going on to manage St Patrick's Athletic and later becoming a football agent.[2] His older brother Josh Collins is also a footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division side UCD.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 September 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City U23 2018–19[12] 2[a] 0 2 0
Stoke City 2018–19[12] EFL Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2019–20[13] EFL Championship 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Career total 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 11 0
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League.
  2. ^ a b "Collins continues family tradition on big stage". Irish Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ "The story of Nathan Collins and how he became Stoke City's youngest ever captain". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Two Irish youngsters selected in list of young Premier League talents to watch". The42.ie. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Swansea 3–1 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Who is Nathan Collins? Introducing Stoke City's new teenage first teamer". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Major coup for Stoke City as Nathan Collins pens new long-term contract amid significant interest from big clubs". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  9. ^ "'It's heartbreaking' - Ireland U17 captain on penalty shootout defeat". Sports Joe. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  10. ^ ""I'm Very Lucky" - UCD's Josh Collins On How How Almost Quit Football As A Teenager". Off the Ball. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ Nathan Collins at Soccerway
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Nathan Collins in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  13. ^ "Games played by Nathan Collins in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.

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