Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Collins

Known as
Andy Collins

25 April 1965 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 360d
Last game: 31y 128d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 40, 4, 5

Andy Collins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,826th player to appear, 520th most games played, 2,542nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 710th player to appear, 28th most games played, 159th most goals kicked

Hawthorn recruited Andy Collins from Doncaster Heights but he failed to impress and was off-loaded to VFA side Sandringham. His form with the Zebras was so good that the Hawks invited him back for a second chance and this time he made the most of the opportunity. Relentless, pacy and boasting good skills he was perhaps the most effective, and certainly the most eye-catching back p;ocket player of his generation. Between 1987 and 1996 he played 212 V/AFL games, including 189 in a row at one point. Named club best and fairest in 1990 he was a member of Hawthorn premiership teams in 1988-9 and 1991.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.