Albert Collier, also known as Leeter Collier, was considered one of the greatest centre half back to play the game of Australian rules football. Collier was a tough footballer, at a young age playing against older, bigger bodies he held his own. In 1929 he won a Brownlow as a teenager and mastered every facet of the game. A beautiful high mark, a thumping kick and a fine mover around the field.  

Collier was a powerful centre half-back and a vital part of ‘The Machine’, the 1927-1930 Collingwood teams who won four premierships in a row. This feat has not been repeated to date. It is for his 205 games in a Collingwood jumper that the redoubtable Albert Collier, who was placed at centre half back in the club’s official ‘Team of the Century’, will be best remembered.

In 1996 Collier was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame, and was named at centre half back in Collingwood’s Team of the Century.

Playing Career

1925 – 1930, 1933 – 1939 Collingwood, 1941 – 1942 Fitzroy

Games

217

Goals

66

Playing Honours

  • Brownlow Medal 1929
  • William Leitch Medal 1931
  • Collingwood Best & Fairest 1929, 1934, 1935
  • Collingwood premierships 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936
  • Collingwood Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative (14 games, 1 goal)
  • Tasmanian Representative (1)

Albert Collier

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