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|Full Name||Bradley Ray Collins|
|Date of Birth||18th February 1997|
|Place of Birth||Southampton, England|
|Chelsea career||2010 - 2019|
|Other clubs|| Forest Green Rovers (loan)|
Burton Albion (loan)
Brad Collins is a goalkeeper who formerly played for Chelsea's academy.
Brad joined the Chelsea academy in his early teens having previously been a part of the Elite Training Centre in Hampshire.
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.
First-choice for the Development Squad in 2016-17, he donned the captain's armband on occasion in a season where he was one of the elder statesmen in the league's youngest team. He finished with four clean sheets in 21 appearances, only conceding 29 goals throughout. Ready for a loan, he joined newly-promoted League Two side Forest Green Rovers for their maiden season in the Football League in 2017-18, playing 43 times and keeping 8 clean sheets in an impressive campaign.
That earned him a shot at League One with Burton Albion, where he followed the same progressive path. A regular in a good mid-table team, he signed a four-year contract with Championship club Barnsley in June 2019, bringing an end to his Chelsea career.
Brad has no international representation to date, but was a regular part of the England Under-16 setup during the 2012-13 season.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
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|Season||Club||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
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|2017-18||Forest Green (loan)||40||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1||43||8|
|2018-19||Burton Albion (loan)||31||10||1||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||35||11|