THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
James Collins
Date of Birth:
21 December 1937
Place of Birth:
Sorn, Scotland
Date of Death:
25 July 2018
Place of Death:
Shoreham, Sussex
Jimmy Collins
(1967/68 - 1971/72)
An inside forward or winger who twice represented Scotland at junior level and played at Hampden Park in front of 64,702 in the 1956 Scottish Junior Cup final with Ayrshire side Lugar Boswell Thistle (losing 1-4 to Petershill).

After being spotted by scouts he joined Tottenham for £1,000 in June 1956 and completed his National Service and an apprenticeship as a bricklayer before making his League debut against West Ham on 23 August 1961.

Jimmy played one more League game for Spurs before joining Brighton & Hove Albion for £9,000 the following October, where he became captain and lead them to their Fourth Division title in 1964/65. He played over 200 games and scored 44 times in five seasons before he was given a free transfer.

Jimmy joined Wimbledon in 1967/68 and stayed five seasons, taking the role as captain and receiving a testimonial before leaving.

He spent his spare time while at Wimbledon training for the licensed trade while helping out in a friend's laundry business.

After leaving the Dons he played for Stevenage, Southwick, Shoreham and Saltdean United and played into his 50s for Sussex Sunday League side Corals while working in the building trade.
=== Wikipedia entry ===

James Collins (21 December 1937 – 25 July 2018) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Lugar Boswell Thistle, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, and a number of English non-League clubs.

Life and career

Collins was born in Sorn, Ayrshire. He began his football career with Lugar Boswell Thistle, and was capped twice at Junior level in 1956, before joining Tottenham Hotspur in June of that year. The inside forward featured in two first team matches in 1961 for the Lilywhites and made his senior debut against West Ham United on 23 August 1961. In October 1962, Collins signed for Brighton & Hove Albion, where he was appointed captain and went on to score 48 goals from 221 appearances in all competitions. He left the club at the end of the 1966–67 season for Wimbledon of the Southern League, where he spent four years, and then played for Stevenage, Southwick, Shoreham and Saltdean United. Collins died in Shoreham-by-Sea in 2018 at the age of 80.

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1967/68: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1968/69: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1969/70: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1970/71: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1971/72: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0