Bobby Collins

Read all the news about Celtic hero Bobby Collins. Bobby Collins was born in Govanhill (Glasgow) on 16 February 1931. Died 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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The Celtic Star · Feb 17

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

On this day in 1931, in the Govanhill district of Glasgow, a baby boy came into the world and was christened Robert Collins...

The Celtic Star · Feb 17
Celts Are Here · Feb 16, 2017

Bobby Collins – One of British Footballs Greatest Stars

“Football may be a game, but a player has to work at it”- Bobby Collins “The best signing I ever made”- Don Revie, Leeds United manager...

Celts Are Here · Feb 16, 2017
Randalstown Hoops · Jul 4, 2016

Bobby Collins – Wee Barra Who Became The Little General

Great Bobby Collins, perhaps more than any other player, tugs an affectionate heart-string in the supporters of Celtic and Everton...

Randalstown Hoops · Jul 4, 2016
Etims Podcast · Jan 24, 2014

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Hector, Ralph & Desi get together to talk Stalking Kris Commons See you later Sammi Super Ally and those nasty rumourmongers Peter Lawwell Twitterbag A tribute to Bobby Collins...

Etims Podcast · Jan 24, 2014
Jim Craig CSC · Jan 31, 2014

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

On 27th January 1951, at Bayview, Celtic were quite fortunate to gain a draw in a first-round Scottish Cup tie with East Fife, the equaliser in the 2-2 draw coming in the 80th minute through Bobby Collins...

Jim Craig CSC · Jan 31, 2014
Metro · Jan 15, 2014

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

Celtic supporters have long had a tendency to talk in detail about players from the distant past who have appeared for the club...

Metro · Jan 15, 2014
Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014

Lisbon Lion’s tribute to The Wee Barra

BERTIE Auld today paid tribute to Bobby Collins, describing his friend and former Celtic team-mate as ‘among the very best players ever to have worn the Hoops...

Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014
Vital Football · Jan 14, 2014

Passing of Celtic legend

Tributes have been paid to former Celtic midfielder Bobby Collins following his death at the age of 82...

Vital Football · Jan 14, 2014
UEFA · Jan 14, 2014

‘Inspirational’ Scot Collins mourned

Former Celtic FC, Everton FC, Leeds United AFC and Scotland midfielder Bobby Collins, a superb player of the 1950s and 1960s who led by example, has passed away at the age of 82...

UEFA · Jan 14, 2014
Inside Futbol · Jan 14, 2014

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

Bobby Collins, who turned out for Leeds United, Everton, Celtic, Bury and Oldham in his playing career, passed away on Monday aged 82...

Inside Futbol · Jan 14, 2014
The Shamrock · Jan 14, 2014

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

Saddened to hear of the passing of this Celtic star of the 1950s who went on to become a Leeds United legend...

The Shamrock · Jan 14, 2014
Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014

Death of Celtic legend Bobby Collins

It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the death of Celtic legend, Bobby Collins, who has passed away at the age of 82...

Celtic FC · Jan 14, 2014
The Scotsman · Jan 14, 2014

Celtic legend Bobby Collins dies at the age of 82

FORMER Celtic, Everton, Leeds and Scotland midfielder Bobby Collins has died at the age of 82...

The Scotsman · Jan 14, 2014
Football.co.uk · Jan 13, 2014

Scottish great Collins dies aged 82

Former Scotland and Celtic star Bobby Collins died on Monday aged 82...

Football.co.uk · Jan 13, 2014
BBC · Jan 13, 2014

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

Tributes are paid to influential Celtic, Everton, Leeds and Scotland midfielder Bobby Collins, who has died aged 82...

BBC · Jan 13, 2014
The Telegraph · Jan 13, 2014

Scotland and Celtic legend Bobby Collins dies

Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Bobby Collins died on Monday at the age of 82...

The Telegraph · Jan 13, 2014
Sky Sports · Jan 13, 2014

Bobby Collins dies aged 82

Former Celtic, Everton and Leeds midfielder Bobby Collins has died after a short illness at the age of 82...

Sky Sports · Jan 13, 2014
ETims · Jan 24, 2014

Bobby Collins Podcast

Hector, Ralph and Desimond get together for the first podcast of 2014...

ETims · Jan 24, 2014
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