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Matty Collins
Personal information
Full name Matthew Jeffrey Collins
Date of birth 31 March 1986 (1986-03-31) (age 23)
Place of birth    Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Swansea City
Number 25
Youth career
–2001
2001–2006
Swindon Town
Fulham
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006–2007
2007–
2007
Fulham
Swansea City
Wrexham (loan)
00 (0)
03 (0)
02 (0)   
National team
200?–2003
200?–2005
2006–2007
Wales U17
Wales U19
Wales U21
12 (1)
07 (0)
03 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 21:10, 30 November 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Matthew Jeffrey "Matty" Collins (born 31 March 1986 in Merthyr Tydfil) is a Welsh professional footballer currently playing for Swansea City. He has represented Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels, and plays as a central midfielder and also as a right back.

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Football career

Collins started his career at Swindon Town but Fulham scouts were impressed by him and he signed for the club in the summer of 2001 for a fee in excess of £100,000.[1] During a pre season tour to Germany in the 2005/2006 season, Collins sustained a hamstring injury, this was a start of a nightmare season as he had recurring hamstring tears which kept him out for an 18-month period. He did not break into the first team at Fulham and signed for Swansea City on a free transfer in May 2007 on a two year deal.[2] He joined League Two side Wrexham on a one-month loan deal in November 2007.[3] He made his debut against Shrewsbury Town, playing a full 90 minutes. He returned to Swansea after playing three times for the Dragons.[4] He is set to appear more in the Swansea City first team this year after a lot of grooming and nurturing as a right-back by Roberto Martínez. This also coincides with the short injury of designated right-back Angel Rangel. Matty started Swansea's first Championship match of the 2008/2009 campaign and the following two matches. Collins was rewarded for his good performances by John Toshack as the Welsh manager put the 22 year old on the bench for the international friendly against Georgia.[5]

Career Statistics

[6]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 0 0 - - 0 0
2007-08 Swansea City League One 0 0 - - 0 0
2007-08 Wrexham League Two 2 0 1 0 - 3 0
2008-09 Swansea City Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Total England 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Career Total 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0

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