|Full name||Derek Collins|
|Date of birth||15 April 1969|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|2000–2001||→ Partick Thistle (loan)||12||(1)|
|2001||→ Preston North End (loan)||0||(0)|
|2001||→ Sliema Wanderers (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:53, 26 September 2009 (UTC)|
Collins started his playing career with Greenock Morton where he spent over a decade after making his debut in 1987. In 1997 Collins joined Hibernian and returned to Greenock Morton via loan spells at Preston North End, Partick Thistle and Sliema Wanderers of Malta.
In his second spell with Greenock Morton, Collins established himself as the holder of the record number of appearances for the club. (534 appearances, overtaking the previous record holder, David Wylie, by 52 games.)
In January 2005, Collins signed for Gretna where he combined his playing role with coaching duties before becoming a coach full-time for the 2006–07 season.
Derek Collins also has the honour of being the only player to play in all four of Scotland's senior leagues with the same club (Greenock Morton), a feat he achieved when he captained Morton against Gretna in Gretna's first ever Scottish Football League game.
When Davie Irons left Gretna for Morton as manager, Collins went with him as his assistant.
- Greenock Morton
- Partick Thistle
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- "Davie Irons sacked as Morton manager". scotzine.com. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 26 September 2009. [dead link]