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Happy birthday, Colin

15 November 2016

All at SUFC wish former player Colin Collindridge a very happy 96th birthday.


Colin, born in Barugh Green in 1920, joined the Blades in 1938 as an amateur before turning pro in 1939. The tricky forward made 232 appearances for us, scoring 95 goals and played a huge part in securing the Football League North Championship - it's incredible to think that he didn't, because of the war, make his league debut for United until 1946.


Colin also played for Nottingham Forest and Coventry City as well as making wartime appearances for Chesterfield, Notts County, Lincoln City and Oldham Athletic.


He is, we believe, our oldest surviving player and the last of those who were registered before the out break of WW2. Although in good spirits Colin hasn't been able to attend a game at Bramall Lane from his Nottinghamshire home for a while, to celebrate we sent him a signed card and a Blades shirt down for him to enjoy with his family at home.