Darren Collins (Australian footballer)

Darren Collins (born 15 November 1967) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood, Footscray and Fitzroy in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).[1]

Darren Collins
Personal information
Full name Darren Collins
Date of birth (1967-11-15) 15 November 1967
Original team(s) East Reservoir
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1986 Collingwood 21 (28)
1987–1989 Footscray 24 (37)
1990 Fitzroy 04 0(3)
Total 49 (68)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Collins, a rover, was recruited to Collingwood from East Reservoir and was 17 when he made his VFL debut in 1985. He kicked 24 goals from his 15 appearances that season, to finish third in the Collingwood goal-kicking.[2]

In 1987, Collins moved to Footscray, but played only one game that year.[2] He appeared 13 times for Footscray in 1988 and played 10 games in 1989.[2]

He played for Victorian Football Association club Port Melbourne in 1990, but was picked up by Fitzroy in the Midyear Draft and played four VFL games late in the season.[3]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. AFL Tables: Darren Collins
  3. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
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