Lee Collins Biography

Lee Collins

Quick Facts About Lee Collins

Celebrated Name Lee Collins
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Lee
Birth Name Lee Harvey Collins
Birth Date 1988-09-28
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Telford
Nationality British
Birth Nation England
Ethnicity British-White
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Libra
School Thomas Telford School
Educational Qualification Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy
Marital Status Married
Wife Rachel Gibbon
Daughter 3; Amelia, Laila-Rose and Charley-Mae
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Source of Wealth Football career
Height 5 ft. 11 inches
Weight 83kg
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Cause Of Death Not Disclosed Yet
Death Date 31st March 2021
Current Club Yeovil Town
Position Center Back
Links Wikipedia

Lee Harvey Collins was an English professional football player. He played as a defender. Over the course of a 14-year professional career, he made 470 league and cup appearances and scored 8 goals in the English Football league and National League. He played for clubs like Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hereford United, Port Vale, Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town, Northampton Town, Mansfield Town, Forest Green Rovers, and Yeovil Own. He served Yeovil as club captain until his death, at the age of 32, in March 2021.

On the international level, he was yet to make his international team debut.

What was Lee Collins Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.

Where was Lee Collins From?

Lee Collins was born on 28 September 1988. His birth name is Lee Harvey Collins. His birthplace is Telford, England. He attended Thomas Telford School as a youth, alongside fellow professionals such as Elliott Bennett and Danny Guthrie. He holds both English and Welsh nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Libra.

Lee Collins Club Career

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004 and was promoted to the first-team squad for the first time in January 2007 but never made a first-team appearance.
  • On 14 November 2007, he joined Hereford United on an initial month's loan and made his league debut on 17 November 2007 in a 3-2 win against Stockport County. 
  • At the start of the 2008-2009 season, he went on loan to League Two side Port Vale where he became a first-team regular. On 16 January 2009, Port Vale signed him on a 2 1⁄2-year deal after Wolves agreed to release him from the rest of his deal at Molineux. He made 42 appearances to his name in his first season with the club where he was described as the most consistent performer of the season.
  • At the start of the 2009-10 campaign, he remained in the first-team where he was transfer listed in late September, along with the entire Port Vale squad, after manager Micky Adams saw his team slip to a third consecutive defeat. He was keen to extend his contract beyond its conclusion in the summer of 2011.
  • He got the perfect start to the 2010-11 season, where he made his 48 appearances and helped the team to boast one of the strongest defensive records in the division that season.
  • In the 2011-12 season, he missed most of the games due to his injury. In total, he made 162 appearances and scored 4 goals for the team. He was named as Port Vale's best left-back of the 2010s in a public poll taken in January 2020 by The Sentinel. 
  • On 15 March 2012, he joined Barnsley on loan for the remainder of the season, with the move becoming permanent at the end of the season where Port Vale received £50,000 for the loan deal.
  • In the 2011-12 season, he impressed manager Keith Hill in his seven appearances but failed to feature in the first-team at the start of the 2012-13 season. 
  • On 28 September 2012, he joined League One side Shrewsbury Town on a month-long loan deal. There he made eight appearances before he had his loan deal extended by one month. On 29 November 2012, his loan was cut short and he returned to his parent club. Having never taken to the field for Barnsley in the 2012-13 season, he was released from his contract on 31 January 2013 by manager David Flitcroft.
  • In February 2013, he joined Northampton Town until the end of the 2012-13 season. On 20 April 2013, he scored an own goal at Vale Park which effectively promoted his former club, Port Vale, back into League One. In May 2013, he signed a new two-year contract with the club.
  • During the 2013-14 campaign, he played 25 games for Northampton Town where Northampton avoided relegation out of the English Football League by a three-point margin, though he played only twice under new manager Chris Wilder after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot tendon injury in February. During the season, he was also appointed club captain.

Lee Collins Forest Green Rovers

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  • In the 2014-15 campaign, he made 43 appearances for the club but was not offered a new contract in the summer as Wilder opted to use Zander Diamond and Ryan Cresswell as his new centre-back partnership.
  • In June 2015, he joined League Two club Mansfield Town where he made 38 appearances across the 2015-16 campaign after recovering from a foot injury picked up in pre-season.
  • In January 2016, he was appointed as a club captain and went on to sign a new contract in the summer. At the end of the 2016-17 season, he was released by Mansfield where he made 44 appearances to help Mansfield to a 12th-place finish.
  • In May 2017, he joined Forest Green Rovers on a two-year contract and become the club's first signing following their promotion from the National League into the English Football League. In the 2017-18 campaign, he scored two goals in 48 appearances to help the Forest Green Rovers to a 21st-place finish.
  • In the 2018-19 season, he missed much of the matches due to his long-term injury and was released by Forest Green Rovers at the end of the 2018-19 season. 
  • On 26 June 2019, he signed a two-year contract with newly relegated National League side Yeovil Town where he made 31 appearances for the club in the 2019-20 season which was permanently suspended on 26 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic in England, with Yeovil in fourth-place.
  • On 6 February 2021, he made his last appearance for Yeovil against Stockport County where he was shown a straight red card for a late tackle, although he was an unused substitute in a match a week before his death.

Lee Collins International Career

  • He holds both English and Welsh nationality where he was yet to make his international team debut.
  • He was once called up to the England U19s but did not earn a cap. 

Lee Collins Death

On 31 March 2021, at the age of 32, he was dead in his hotel room in West Coker in an apparent suicide by hanging. His death was announced on the Yeovil website the following day. In April 2021, an inquest into his death was opened and adjourned to July 2021.

Lee Collins Wife 

Lee Collins was a married man. He got married to his beautiful partner, Rachel Gibbon. He and his partner had three daughters, born in 2010, 2016, and 2017 (Amelia, Laila-Rose, and Charley-Mae).

Lee Collins Height and Weight

Lee Collins stands at a height of 1.80m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 83kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color and hair color are light brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Lee Collins Net Worth

Lee Collins has earned from his professional career as a football player. His income was from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth was $1.5 million.

Did You Know?

  • Lee Collins's playing position was center-back.
  • During his 14 years of professional football career in the English Football League and National League, he scored 8 goals in 471 leagues.
  • As of June 2019, he joined the football club, Yeovil Town where he served as a team's captain.
  • His birth date fell under the horoscope sign of Libra.
  • Lee graduated from the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy.