Bradley Collins


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1997 (22 years old)

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Southampton, England


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Bradley Ray Collins (born 18 February 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays for Burton Albion, on loan from Chelsea, as a goalkeeper.

Collins joined Chelsea aged 11 after being a part of the Elite Training Centre in Hampshire. He represented the Under-18s in pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2012-13 season, but did not make a competitive appearance before becoming a scholar in July 2013.

Collins established himself as the first choice Under-18 goalkeeper during the 2013-14 season, and represented the Under-19s and Under-21s before Christmas. He featured in the FA Youth Cup final first-leg defeat with Mitchell Beeney on first team duty. Chelsea went on to win 7–6 on aggregate.

He remained the first-choice goalkeeper for the Under-18s during the 2014-15 season, but missed several weeks with a broken wrist. Collins featured in both legs of the FA Youth Cup Final as Chelsea retained the cup with a 5-2 aggregate victory against Manchester City. He also helped the club win their first UEFA Youth League title, which included a clean-sheet in the 4–0 semi-final victory against Roma.

Collins was promoted to the Under-21 squad ahead of the 2015-16 season and soon became the first choice with Mitchell Beeney and Jamal Blackman out on loan. Collins saved a penalty in the UEFA Youth League Final against Paris Saint-Germain, helping Chelsea to a 2-1 victory as back-to-back champions.

In July 2016, Collins signed a new contract that would see him remain at the club until June 2018. Remaining at first-choice goalkeeper for the Under-21s, he made 21 appearances as Chelsea recorded a fifth placed finish in the Premier League 2.

On 7 July 2017, Collins joined League Two club Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan. He made his debut in a 2–2 draw with Barnet on 5 August.

Collins was a regular member of England Under-16 setup during the 2012-13 season, but has not made a competitive appearance for an international team.

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