Andy Collett

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Andy Collett
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Collett as a coach at Oldham Athletic in 2009
Personal information
Full name Andrew Alfred Collett[1]
Date of birth (1973-10-23) 23 October 1973 (age 45)[1]
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1992 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Middlesbrough 2 (0)
1994–1999 Bristol Rovers 107 (0)
1999–2004 Darlington 126 (0)
Total 235 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Alfred Collett (born 23 October 1973) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach at Gateshead.[2]


Collett was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.[1] He began his career at Middlesbrough, for whom he made his first-team debut.[citation needed] He then moved south to Bristol Rovers, where he remained for five years before moving on to Darlington.[citation needed] He stayed at Darlington for five years, before his career was cut short because of a shoulder injury.[3] Collett played a vital role in helping Darlington reach the 2000 Third Division play-off final, where they lost to Peterborough United.[citation needed] He was rewarded for a consistent season and some extravagant saves when he received the Third Division Goalkeeper of the Year award for the 1999–2000 season.[citation needed]

Collett was appointed Darlington's goalkeeping coach after he retired as a player in 2004.[3] On 26 May 2009, he was appointed goalkeeper coach of Oldham Athletic.[4] He rejoined Dave Penney and Martin Gray, who were also amongst the coaching staff of Darlington.[4] Collett joined League One club Hartlepool United as goalkeeping coach on 15 December 2011,[5] but left in June 2013 when his contract was not renewed upon the club's relegation.[6] He soon took up the same position at League Two club York City,[7] before he left in May 2015.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 92. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
  2. ^ "Gateshead FC Staff". Gateshead F.C. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Collett adapting slowly". The Northern Echo. Darlington. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Duo join Penney at Latics". Sky Sports. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Andy Collett is to coach Hartlepool keepers". Teesside Gazette. Middlesbrough. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ Hope, Craig (14 June 2013). "Andy Collett disappointed to be leaving Pools and Scott Flinders". Hartlepool Mail. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ Flett, Dave (14 June 2013). "York City boss Nigel Worthington swoops to sign striker Wes Fletcher and keeper Chris Kettings". The Press. York. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ Flett, Dave (7 May 2015). "Wes Fletcher released by York City along with Lewis Montrose and Ryan Jarvis". The Press. York. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

External links

  • Andy Collett at Soccerbase
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