James M Collins

Date of birth23 August 1983
Place of birthNewport
NationalityWelsh
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

James Collins emerged as one of several promising youngsters at Cardiff City in 2000-01 making his senior debut when he came off the subs' bench to replace Robbie Earnshaw in the closing minutes of the FA cup first round tie against Bristol Rovers.

He is a strong central defender who has also been switched to play as a striker and was capped for Wales at Under-17 and Under-18 levels during the 2000-01 season.

James' contract at Cardiff City was extended to June 2008 in January 2005.

He joined West Ham United with his Cardiff colleague Danny Gabbidon for a combined fee of £3million.

His Hammers contract was extended to June 2018 in December 2015.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cardiff City 05 Apr 2001 05 Jul 2005
West Ham United 05 Jul 2005 01 Sep 2009
Aston Villa 01 Sep 2009 01 Aug 2012
West Ham United 01 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Cardiff City FA Cup
2
2000-01 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Cardiff City League Division 3
3
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup
2
2001-02 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 2
5
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs
1
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
1
2
2002-03 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2
2
2003-04 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 15
5
1
2
2004-05 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 32
2
1
2
1
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 4
2005-06 West Ham United FA Cup 3
1
2005-06 West Ham United League Cup 2
2005-06 West Ham United Premier League 13
1
2
2006-07 West Ham United Premier League 16
4
2006-07 West Ham United UEFA Cup 1
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup 1
1
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 2
1
2008-09 West Ham United FA Cup 3
1
2008-09 West Ham United Premier League 17
1
4
2009-10 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1
2
2009-10 Aston Villa League Cup 5
2
2009-10 Aston Villa Premier League 26
1
1
2
2009-10 West Ham United Premier League 3
1
2010-11 Aston Villa FA Cup
2
2010-11 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1
1
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 31
1
3
5
2010-11 Aston Villa UEFA Europa League 1
1
2011-12 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2011-12 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2011-12 Aston Villa Premier League 31
1
1
7
2012-13 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2
2012-13 West Ham United Premier League 29
9
2013-14 West Ham United League Cup 2
2013-14 West Ham United Premier League 22
2
1
6
2014-15 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1
2014-15 West Ham United Premier League 21
6
6
1
2015-16 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1
2015-16 West Ham United League Cup 1
2015-16 West Ham United Premier League 16
3
3
1
2015-16 West Ham United UEFA Europa League 2
1
1
2016-17 West Ham United Premier League 19
3
2
3
2016-17 West Ham United UEFA Europa League
2
1
2017-18 West Ham United Football League Trophy 1
2017-18 West Ham United League Cup 2
2017-18 West Ham United Premier League 12
1
1
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Nov 2000 Cardiff City v Bristol Rovers W 5-1 FA Cup 1st round
02 Dec 2000 Torquay United v Cardiff City W 1-4 League Division 3
05 Dec 2000 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cardiff City L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
16 Jan 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
01 Apr 2001 Cheltenham Town v Cardiff City L 3-1 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Darlington v Cardiff City L 2-0 League Division 3
16 Oct 2001 Cardiff City v Rushden and Diamonds W 7-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
30 Oct 2001 Cardiff City v Peterborough United L 1-3 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
07 Nov 2001 Bury v Cardiff City L 3-0 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Tiverton Town v Cardiff City W 1-3 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2001 Cardiff City v Colchester United D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Notts County v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 2
27 Jan 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Cardiff City L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
16 Feb 2002 Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City L 4-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Oldham Athletic v Cardiff City W 1-7 League Division 2
22 Mar 2002 Cardiff City v Wrexham W 3-2 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2002 Stoke City v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
10 Aug 2002 Oldham Athletic v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Exeter City v Cardiff City W 0-3 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
16 Nov 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Cardiff City D 2-2 FA Cup 1st round
26 Nov 2002 Cardiff City v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
10 Dec 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
15 Jan 2003 Coventry City v Cardiff City L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
04 Mar 2003 Brentford v Cardiff City W 0-2 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Rotherham United v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Cardiff City v Leyton Orient W 4-1 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2003 Cardiff City v Derby County W 4-1 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Walsall v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Gillingham W 5-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Reading v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Sheffield United v Cardiff City L 5-3 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Cardiff City v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Cardiff City v Watford W 3-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Burnley v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Cardiff City v Sheffield United W 2-1 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Cardiff City W 1-2 League Division 1
07 Apr 2004 Millwall v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace L 0-2 League Division 1
13 Apr 2004 Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City L 3-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Cardiff City v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Preston North End v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Cardiff City v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
13 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Ipswich Town v Cardiff City L 3-1 League Championship
24 Aug 2004 Kidderminster Harriers v Cardiff City W 1-1 (5-4) League Cup 1st round
28 Aug 2004 Cardiff City v Stoke City L 0-1 League Championship
21 Sep 2004 Milton Keynes Dons v Cardiff City W 1-4 League Cup 2nd round
26 Oct 2004 AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City W 3-3 (5-4) League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Cardiff City v Leicester City D 0-0 League Championship
02 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v West Ham United W 4-1 League Championship
06 Nov 2004 Rotherham United v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
09 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v Portsmouth L 0-2 League Cup 4th round
13 Nov 2004 Reading v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
19 Nov 2004 Cardiff City v Preston North End L 0-1 League Championship
27 Nov 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
04 Dec 2004 Cardiff City v Gillingham W 3-1 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Cardiff City v Sunderland L 0-2 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Sheffield United v Cardiff City L 2-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2004 Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Watford v Cardiff City D 0-0 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Derby County v Cardiff City W 0-1 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Leeds United v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
19 Jan 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2005 Cardiff City v Burnley W 2-0 League Championship
06 Feb 2005 West Ham United v Cardiff City L 1-0 League Championship
12 Feb 2005 Cardiff City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Cardiff City v Millwall L 0-1 League Championship
05 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Championship
12 Mar 2005 Coventry City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
05 Apr 2005 Stoke City v Cardiff City W 1-3 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic L 0-2 League Championship
16 Apr 2005 Preston North End v Cardiff City L 3-0 League Championship
19 Apr 2005 Leicester City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Cardiff City v Reading W 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Gillingham v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Championship
08 May 2005 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Wales UEFA Under-18 1
1
1
2001-02 Wales UEFA Under-19 2
3
1
2002-03 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
2
2003-04 Wales International Friendly 2
2003-04 Wales UEFA Under-21 2
1
1
2004-05 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
2004-05 Wales International Friendly
1
2004-05 Wales UEFA Under-19 3
2
2004-05 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
2005-06 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Wales International Friendly 2
2006-07 Wales International Friendly 3
2006-07 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
2007-08 Wales UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2008-09 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
2008-09 Wales International Friendly 1
2009-10 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1
2009-10 Wales International Friendly 2
2010-11 Wales Nations Cup 2
2010-11 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
2
2012-13 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2012-13 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
1
2013-14 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
1
2013-14 Wales International Friendly 1
1
2014-15 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
2015-16 Wales International Friendly
2
2015-16 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1
2016-17 Wales FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Oct 2000 Slovakia v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 11
19 Oct 2000 Wales v Latvia W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 11
26 Aug 2001 Estonia v Wales W 1-6 UEFA U19 Group 2
28 Aug 2001 Poland v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U19 Group 2
15 Oct 2002 Wales v Italy L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
19 Nov 2002 Azerbaijan v Wales W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
28 Mar 2003 Wales v Azerbaijan W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
05 Sep 2003 Italy v Wales L 8-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
09 Sep 2003 Wales v Finland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
10 Oct 2003 Wales v Serbia and Montenegro L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Wales v Canada W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Latvia v Wales W 0-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2004 Hungary v Wales W 0-1 UEFA Under-19 Group 1
10 Oct 2004 Greece v Wales D 0-0 UEFA Under-19 Group 1
12 Oct 2004 Faroe Islands v Wales W 1-3 UEFA U19 Group 1
13 Oct 2004 Wales v Poland L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Feb 2005 Wales v Germany L 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 6
30 Mar 2005 Austria v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
03 Sep 2005 Wales v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Poland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Wales v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
01 Mar 2006 Wales v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Wales v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Aug 2006 Wales v Bulgaria D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Czech Republic v Wales L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
05 Sep 2006 Brazil v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Wales v San Marino W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
26 May 2007 Wales v New Zealand D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Wales v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Wales W 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Cyprus v Wales L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2008 Wales v Liechtenstein W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Denmark v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Wales v Finland L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Aug 2009 Montenegro v Wales L 2-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Wales v Russia L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Oct 2009 Finland v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Liechtenstein v Wales W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
03 Mar 2010 Wales v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Montenegro v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Oct 2010 Wales v Bulgaria L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Oct 2010 Switzerland v Wales L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Feb 2011 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 3-0 Nations Cup
26 Mar 2011 Wales v England L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
27 May 2011 Wales v Northern Ireland W 2-0 Nations Cup
07 Sep 2012 Wales v Belgium L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
26 Mar 2013 Wales v Croatia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
11 Oct 2013 Wales v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
15 Oct 2013 Belgium v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
05 Mar 2014 Wales v Iceland W 3-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2015 Israel v Wales W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
13 Nov 2015 Wales v Netherlands L 2-3 International Friendly
05 Jun 2016 Sweden v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
01 Jul 2016 Wales v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
06 Jul 2016 Portugal v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
05 Sep 2016 Wales v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.