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Key Facts

Full name
Geoffrey Collins

Known as
Geoff Collins

Born
10 August 1926

Died
14 August 2005 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 272d
Last game: 28y 46d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 3, 8

Family links
Jack Collins (Father)Mike Collins (Brother)

Geoff Collins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1948-1952, 19548850.0656%12.673.673
Total1948-1952, 19548850.0656%12.673.673

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,793rd player to appear, 2,687th most games played, 6,206th most goals kickedMelbourne: 680th player to appear, 184th most games played, 569th most goals kicked

Dogged, determined and extremely tough, Geoff Collins gave Melbourne fine service, mainly as a defender, in 88 games between 1948 and 1952 and in 1954. He missed the 1953 season while on armed service in Korea. A VFL representative, Collins played on a half back flank in Melbourne's premiership-winning team of 1948, and again in the losing Grand Final side of 1954, when he was also captain. In retiring when he did, he missed participating in the Demons' 'golden age'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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