Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Basil Collins

Known as
Basil Collins

11 June 1891

3 February 1946 (aged 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 358d
Last game: 30y 98d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 26, 27, 19, 5, 30

Basil Collins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1910-1912, 1914-1915, 1917-192162100.1632%0
Total1910-1912, 1914-1915, 1917-192162100.1632%0

AFL: 1,659th player to appear, 3,641st most games played, 4,882nd most goals kickedGeelong: 203rd player to appear, 275th most games played, 405th most goals kicked

Basil Collins was a wingman who, at 185cm in height, was quite tall for the position by the standards of the time. He was also proficient at kicking the ball with both feet, something else which made him stand out from the crowd. Blessed with pace and courage, he was said never to shirk an issue.

His career with Geelong began in 1910 and ended in 1921, but featured several interruptions which kept his number of games played to just 62. He scored 10 goals, and also represented the VFL once.

Author - John Devaney


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