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Ted Collins (footballer, born 1882)

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Full name  Edward Collins
Place of birth  Wolverhampton, England
Years  Team
Position  Defender
Date of birth  1882
Playing position  Defender
Team  Apps
Date of death  1955 (aged 72–73)

Edward Collins (1882 – 1955) was an English footballer who played as a defender for Bilston United, Birmingham Veritas, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunbeam Motors, Newport County, and Hednesford Town.


Playing career

Collins played for Bilston United, Birmingham Veritas, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He played for Wolves in the 1908 FA Cup Final as they beat Newcastle United 3–1 at Crystal Palace. He joined Port Vale as a guest in September 1916, and made his debut at right-back in a 0–0 draw with Liverpool at the Athletic Ground in a Football League, Lancashire Regional Section match on 9 September. He became a regular in the first team, and played in a 2–2 home draw with Bury two weeks later despite having worked through the previous night until 6 am in Wolverhampton. He left Port Vale in September 1917, and later played for Sunbeam Motors, Newport County, and Hednesford Town. He died in 1955.


  • Sourced from Ted Collins profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  • Honours

    with Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • FA Cup winner: 1908
  • References

    Ted Collins (footballer, born 1882) Wikipedia

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