Brad Collins

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Brad Collins
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0Full Name Bradley Ray Collins
0Date of Birth 18th February 1997
0Place of Birth Southampton, England
0Position Goalkeeper
0Chelsea career 2010 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs n/a

Brad Collins is a goalkeeper currently playing in Chelsea's academy teams.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Brad joined the Chelsea academy in his early teens having previously been a part of the Elite Training Centre in Hampshire.

Chelsea career

Brad featured in some of the Under-18 team's pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2012-13 season but did not feature in a competitive fixture ahead of becoming a scholar in July 2013. He established himself as first choice in 2013-14 at Under-18 level ahead of the departing Ben Killip and earned maiden representation at both Under-19 and Under-21 levels before Christmas. He made his first appearance in the FA Youth Cup in the first leg of the Final against Fulham with Mitchell Beeney on first team duty.

A youth team regular in 2014-15, he was the reliable and at times crucial last line of defence as Chelsea won the FA Youth Cup again and added the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League crown to their long list of accolades, whilst he finished the campaign by earning further Under-21 minutes. Those minutes turned into him becoming first choice for much of the 2015-16 season with Beeney and Jamal Blackman otherwise indisposed and he used it to his advantage, performing consistently well and capping the season with a penalty save in the 2015-16 UEFA Youth League Final against Paris Saint-Germain, helping his team to a 2-1 victory.

International

Brad has no international representation to date, but was a regular part of the England Under-16 setup during the 2012-13 season.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 23 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
2014-15 23 0 7 0 2 0 32 0
2015-16 - - 7 0 17 0 24 0
Total 46 0 15 0 20 0 81 0

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)

Career honours

Contract

Brad signed a new contract in July 2016 to take him through to the end of the 2017-18 season. 1

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