Phil Collins (speedway rider)

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Phil Collins
Born (1960-06-02) 2 June 1960 (age 58)
Manchester, England
Nationality England
Current club information
Career statusRetired
Career history
1976-1978Ellesmere Port Gunners
1977, 1978-1986Cradley Heath Heathens
1977Wolverhampton Wolves
1977Belle Vue Aces
1977Birmingham Brummies
1977Bristol Bulldogs
1977Exeter Falcons
Individual honours
1978British Under-21 Champion
1983Overseas Champion
1983Scottish Open Champion
Team honours
1981, 1983British League Champions
1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986British League KO Cup Winners
1982, 1984, 1986League Cup Winners

Philip David 'Phil' Collins (born 2 June 1960 in Manchester, England) is a former Speedway rider.[1] He once finished runner-up with England in the World Team Cup final in 1984 and third in 1985. He was British Under-21 Champion in 1978. His transfer from Ellesmere Port to Cradley Heath in 1978 for £15,000 was a record transfer fee at the time.

World final appearances[edit]

World Longtrack Finals[edit]

Family[edit]

Phil has four brothers all of whom were speedway riders, 1976 World Champion Peter, Les who finished second behind defending champion and home town hero Bruce Penhall at the 1982 World Final in Los Angeles, Neil and Stephen. His nephews Aidan and Chris were also riders but have both retired from the sport. Phil also has three daughters: Grace, Abby and Lilly Collins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6

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