Austin Collier

Austin Collier
Austin Collier
● Austin Collier, 1938 (CW)

born in England

Austin Collier was born on Friday, 24th July, 1914, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

The 5' 7 midfielder temporarily transferred to Donald Turner's Thistle in August, 1940, from his parent club, York City.

Aged 26, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 24th August, 1940, in a 1-0 win at home to Albion Rovers in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Austin during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 8th April, 1944, in a 6-0 defeat away to Celtic in the Southern League Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 47 occasions.

His club-list included Upton Colliery, Frickley Colliery, Mansfield Town, York City, Partick Thistle, Celtic, Third Lanark, East Fife, Aberdeen, Queen of the South, Rotherham United and Halifax Town.

Austin died in May, 1991, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, aged 76. *

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