Playing for six seasons with Hibernian, John Collins made 195 appearances, scoring 21 goals. Collins won 58 caps and scored 12 goals for Scotland, playing for his country at Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup.
National team Scotland
International debut 17th February 1988 (versus Saudi Arabia)
A product of Hutchison Vale, left sided midfielder John Collins would make his first team debut at Easter Road during the 1985/86 season and feature as a late substitute in that years League Cup Final defeat by Aberdeen. For the next four years, the silky player would be a first team regular with Hibernian and he made a scoring International debut in Scotland's 2-2 draws with Saudi Arabia in Riyadh in February 1988. Another three appearances for the full international side followed but it became clear Hibs would struggle to hold on to the Galashiels born player, and he signed for Celtic for over £1 million in 1990.
After six successful seasons at Parkhead, Collins moved to French club Monaco for a couple of years before returning to Britain to play first with Everton, then Fulham. In 2006 Collins became manager of Hibs but resigned suddenly in December 2007.
In total, John Collins represented Scotland on 58 occasions.
Full name John Angus Paul Collins
Date of birth 30th January 1968
Place of birth Galashiels, Scotland
Height 5ft 7in