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Bill Collins (footballer, born 1920)

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Full name  William Hanna Collins
Name  Bill Collins
Years  Team
Playing position  Wing half
Place of birth  Belfast, Ireland

Date of birth  (1920-02-15)15 February 1920
Date of death  3 November 2010(2010-11-03) (aged 90)

William Hanna "Bill" Collins, also popularly known as Buster Collins (15 February 1920 – 3 November 2010) was a Northern Irish professional footballer. His clubs included Distillery, Belfast Celtic, Luton Town and Gillingham.

He later became reserve team manager at Gillingham, and in 1965 was appointed by manager Freddie Cox as the head of the club's newly organised youth scheme, a post he held for nearly twenty years. He served as first team trainer and kitman for a further ten years, finally retiring in 1993 at the age of 73. He has been cited as a major influence on the careers of future stars Micky Adams and Steve Bruce.

He died in 2010 at the age of 90.

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