Phil Collins (speedway rider)

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Phil Collins
Born (1960-06-02) 2 June 1960 (age 56)
Manchester, England
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1976-1978 Ellesmere Port Gunners
1977, 1978-1986 Cradley Heath Heathens
1977 Wolverhampton Wolves
1977 Belle Vue Aces
1977 Birmingham Brummies
1977 Bristol Bulldogs
1977 Exeter Falcons
Individual honours
1978 British Under-21 Champion
1983 Overseas Champion
1983 Scottish Open Champion
Team honours
1981, 1983 British League Champions
1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986 British League KO Cup Winners
1982, 1984, 1986 League 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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