Footballer, Lee Collins dies at 32

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Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins has died at the age of 32.

The club confirmed that the English footballer passed away on Wednesday, March 31, in a statement on their website. The cause of death is yet unknown.

Collins had made eight National League appearances for the Glovers this season having joined from Forest Green Rovers in 2019, and was on the bench for the Glovers’ 3-1 win over Barnet last Saturday. 

“All at Yeovil Town Football Club are mourning the loss of club captain Lee Collins,” said the club.

“Lee sadly passed away yesterday and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

“We ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this time. The club will make no further comment at this time.

“Our game with Altrincham tomorrow has been postponed.”

The center-back started his career at Wolves, and also played for Hereford United, Port Vale, Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Northampton, Mansfield and Forest Green. 

Northampton released a statement which read: “Northampton Town Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former defender Lee Collins.


“32 year old Lee made 86 appearances for the club between February 2013 and June 2015, playing in the May 2013 play off semi finals against Cheltenham Town and the final against Bradford City at Wembley.


“His final game for the club came in April 2015 before he moved on to Mansfield Town.

“He followed that with spells at Forest Green Rovers and was club captain at Yeovil Town.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended to Lee’s family and friends.”

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