Ernie Collett

Long-serving wing half Ernie Collett played for Arsenal either side of the Second World War.

Signing professional at Highbury in April 1933, he made his league debut in place of Wilf Copping in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Stoke City in October 1937.

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Name Ernie Collett
Arsenal Career 1933 - 1949
Position:
Appearances 21 (21 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 0

Collett helped the Gunners win the league championship that season and London Combination on six occasions. Making 187 wartime appearances, he assisted Brentford in the 1942 War Cup final and played 20 First Division games for Arsenal before joining the coaching staff in June 1949.

He later became a scout until retiring in November 1979 before his death in a traffic accident five months later. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)