A nippy inside-forward, who joined Spurs from junior Scottish side Lugar Boswell Thistle in 1956, but had to wait until 1962 for his debut. Jimmy Collins had been training as a bricklayer when Spurs took him from winning a Scottish Youth Cup final to White Hart Lane.
Jimmy had been a regular scorer for Spurs in the reserves, but with John White in his position in the first team, Collins had few opportunities to feature in the side, making only one further appearance before he was sold on to Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £9,000 and he played over 200 games for the Seagulls in his four years on the South Coast.
Won the Fourth Division Championship in 1965 alongside Bobby Smith in attack and Mel Hopkins behind them in defence.
When he left Brighton, Jimmy dropped into non-league football with Wimbledon, who he served for five years.
Married to Wendy, with daughters Jodie and Georgina.