Bobby Collins

Celtic hero Bobby Collins was born in Govanhill (Glasgow) on 16 February 1931, and passed away on 13 January 2014, aged 82.

He was born on 16 February 1931, the eldest of Tom and Bella Collins’s six children. He signed a contract with Everton from Pollok at the age of 17, but after a contractual dispute with Celtic he eventually ended up joining Celtic instead of Everton; he was also working as an apprentice cobbler at the time. He made his debut at outside-right against Old Firm rivals Rangers on 13 August 1949, getting the better of Jock Shaw he helped Celtic to a 3–2 Scottish League Cup victory. Despite being just about 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) tall, Collins was a strong, hard-working midfield player who was in the Celtic team as a 17-year-old and stayed there for ten years, winning the Scottish Cup in 1951, and the Scottish cup double in 1954. He was also called up for international duty in 1950, and maintained a frequent presence in the Scotland squad in the later stages of the decade. Collins also represented the Scottish League XI 16 times, scoring 12 goals.

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Celtic FC · Oct 27

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The Celt · Aug 14

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The Celt · Aug 14

Campbell’s Compendium (3)

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Celtic FC · Mar 23

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The Guardian · May 25, 2019

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The Celtic Star · Jan 31, 2019

Jim Craig – When the final whistle blew, the score was 4-2 to Celtic

The Celtic Star · Sep 26, 2018

‘Bobby Collins, the Wee Barra slotted the 3 penalties home,’ Jim Craig

The Celtic Star · Sep 26, 2018

Jim Craig – Bobby Collins, the Wee Barra slotted the 3 penalties home

The Celtic Star · Feb 17, 2018

‘My tribute to the ‘Wee Barra,’ Bobby Collins, born on this day in 1931,’ Jim Craig

Celts Are Here · Feb 16, 2017

Bobby Collins – One of British Footballs Greatest Stars

Randalstown Hoops · Jul 4, 2016

Bobby Collins – Wee Barra Who Became The Little General

Jim Craig CSC · Jan 31, 2014

If You Know The History: 31st January 1951 Celtic 4 East Fife 2 Scottish Cup

ETims · Jan 24, 2014

Bobby Collins Podcast

Etims Podcast · Jan 24, 2014


Metro · Jan 15, 2014

Why Celtic must never forget legends like ‘Wee Barra’ Bobby Collins

Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014

Lisbon Lion’s tribute to The Wee Barra

Vital Football · Jan 14, 2014

Passing of Celtic legend

Celtic Quick News · Jan 14, 2014

Signing players on and off strategy

UEFA · Jan 14, 2014

‘Inspirational’ Scot Collins mourned

Inside Futbol · Jan 14, 2014

Former Everton, Leeds and Celtic Legend Bobby Collins Dies Aged 82

The Shamrock · Jan 14, 2014

‘The Wee Barra’ – Bobby Collins, Rest In Peace

Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014

Death of Celtic legend Bobby Collins

The Scotsman · Jan 14, 2014

Celtic legend Bobby Collins dies at the age of 82

Daily Mail · Jan 13, 2014

Former Celtic, Everton and Leeds midfielder Bobby Collins dies at the age of 82

Yahoo Sport UK · Jan 13, 2014

Scottish Football – Ex-Scotland and Celtic player Collins dies · Jan 13, 2014

Scottish great Collins dies aged 82

BBC · Jan 13, 2014

Bobby Collins: Tributes to former Celtic, Everton and Leeds player

The Telegraph · Jan 13, 2014

Scotland and Celtic legend Bobby Collins dies

Sky Sports · Jan 13, 2014

Bobby Collins dies aged 82

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