Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014 on 4:03 pm

Road named after Leeds United legend Bobby Collins

Bobby Collins Way Leeds

(l-r) Robert Collins, Betty Collins and Michael Collins at the unveiling

Leeds City Council has named the new access road to Elland Road Park and Ride after Leeds United player Bobby Collins.

The new road will now be known as ‘Bobby Collins Way’ after the road sign was unveiled by Bobby’s widow Betty Collins, and Cllr Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for transport and the economy.

Betty Collins said: “This is a wonderful tribute to Bobby, and I would like to thank Leeds City Council and everyone who helped arrange this.”

Cllr Richard Lewis added: “It is great to be able to officially name the access road of the park and ride after a Leeds United legend.

“The proximity of the road to Elland Road Stadium makes this a fitting tribute to Bobby Collins, and I am pleased we have been able to work so closely with Bobby’s family, the club and supporters to make this happen.”

Also present at the unveiling were members of Bobby’s family, who were joined by Leeds United greats, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Terry Yorath and club president and owner, Massimo Cellino.

Leeds manager Don Revie, signed Bobby for £25,000 in March 1962, and once said he was “the best signing” he ever made.

An international career with Scotland brought Bobby to appear in all three Scottish matches in the finals of the 1958 World Cup, and he was also awarded the Footballer of the Year title in 1965.

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