jimmy collins - fact file

1956 - 1962        forward

FULL NAME :   James Collins

Born on 21st December 1937 in Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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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.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Lugar Boswell Thistle ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1956 1,000 23rd August 1961 v West Ham United (First Division) (Home)  drew 2-2 2 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1962 9,000 ??  221 48
Wimbledon 1966 ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Lugar Boswell Thistle
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
2 League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Brighton And Hove Albion

201 League appearances; 44 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Wimbledon

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals

Honours
Fourth Division Championship winners medal 1964-1965  (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Milestones
- appearance

           

 

What they said about Jimmy Collins
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What Jimmy Collins said about ...
... joining Brighton ...  02.07.2001 (Argus newspaper)

"I was a bit of a Jack The Lad when I came.  Arriving from Spurs after they just won the Double to a much smaller set-up was a bit of a culture shock.  Some of the players were dreadful and I made myself unpopular by letting them know I thought they were no good.  I found the style in which the team played such a contrast to the good passing and movement they played at Spurs."

... on his temper ...  02.07.2001 (Argus newspaper)

"I had two or three fights, one was with Jimmy Cooper, another with Wally Gould. I also had one with Tony Marchi when I was at Spurs. They all occurred during five-a-sides. I had a bit of a temper.  I was a bit of a miserable little so and so. I was always moaning and snapping at my team-mates on the field and was probably made captain because I had the biggest mouth. I was anti-establishment, a rebel.  I regret being like that. It's not nice to make yourself unpopular and it meant I didn't enjoy my football like I should have done."

... on his drinking ...  02.07.2001 (Argus newspaper)

"I was keen on the off-field action.  I sought out the nearest pub.  I has, as I said, a bad attitude."

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