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Darren Collins
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Full name Darren Collins
Date of birth May 24, 1967 (1967-05-24) (age 42)
Place of birth    Winchester, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
198?-1989
1989-1991
1991-1994
1994-2000
2000-2002
2002
2002-2003
2003
2003-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
Petersfield Town
Northampton Town
Aylesbury United
Rushden & Diamonds
Kettering Town
Cambridge City
Tamworth
Grantham Town
Nuneaton Borough
Cogenhoe United
Wellingborough Town
012 (0)
051 (9)
0? (?)
0286 (153)
022 (0)
0? (?)
06 (0)
0? (?)
0100 (97)
085 (31)
046 (50)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Darren Collins (born May 24, 1967 in Winchester, England) is a former professional (and latterly semi-professional) footballer. He is now manager of semi-professional club Cogenhoe United.

He started his career with Petersfield Town F.C. before signing for Northampton Town [1]in January 1989. He made 40 appearances, plus another 9 as substitute, scoring 9 goals. During the 1990/91 season he moved to Aylesbury United, then Enfield before signing for Rushden & Diamonds in 1994. In 6 years at Nene Park he became the clubs record goalscorer with 153 goals[2].He joined Kettering in November 2000 for a £25,000 fee (equalling the club's record) and skippered them to the Southern League title. He joined Cambridge City in June 2002, transferred to Tamworth in December 2002 and, after helping them to promotion to the Conference, switched to Grantham Town in August 2003. He played briefly for Nuneaton Borough, had two years at Cogenhoe United before finishing his career at Wellingborough Town[3]. Even in his 40th year Collins was still a prolific goalscorer[4] before finally hanging up his boots in May 2007.

References

  1. ^ Northampton playerbase
  2. ^ >Sky Sports Football Year Book 2004-5, Rollin G & Rollin J Headline (London) ISBN 0 7553 1310 0
  3. ^ Collins latest stats
  4. ^ 22 in 2006/7: Northampton Chronicle and Echo Friday 6th April 2007

Legend.

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