Player Details


Aurelien Collin


6' 2"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

3.8.1986 (38)


Enghien-les-Bains, France


Career Summary
    The fourth-year Frenchman is a three-time MLS All-Star (2012, 2013, 2014) and earned MLS Best XI honors in 2012 and 2013. Collin was named 2013 MLS Cup MVP after scoring the equalizing goal and converting the match-winning penalty kick vs. Real Salt Lake at Sporting Park.The Paris native was acquired in April 2011 after playing professionally in Scotland, Greece, Wales and Portugal.&nbsp;Collin is second in club history for most MLS goals scored by a defender with 15, two shy of Jimmy Conrad.<br>


    <strong>2014: MLS regular season:&nbsp;</strong>Scored two goals in 26 games played, 25 of them starts, and contributed to six shutouts. Was named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 2) after scoring his <a href="">first goal of the season</a> in a 1-1 draw vs. FC Dallas on March 15. Was named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 7) after <a href="">scoring in a 4-0 win</a> over Montreal on April 19. Was named an MLS All-Star for the third straight season on July 19. Started and played 45 minutes in the MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 6 as the MLS All-Stars defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 in Portland. <strong>MLS Playoffs:</strong> Played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss at New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round (Oct. 30).&nbsp;<strong>CCL:</strong>&nbsp;Started three matches (270 minutes) in the 2014-15 group stage. <strong>Open Cup:</strong> Played 90 minutes in a 3-1 fifth round loss to Portland on June 24.&nbsp;<strong>Friendly:</strong> Played 45 minutes in a 4-1 Champions Shield defeat to Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park.<br>


    <strong>2013: </strong>Named a 2013 MLS All-Star and Sporting KC Humanitarian of the Year. Voted MVP of MLS Cup.&nbsp;<strong>MLS:</strong>&nbsp;Appeared in 29 games (all starts) with three goals and one assist. Collin notched his first goal and game-winning goal of the season with a header in a 1-0 win over New York (<a href="" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">video</a>). Scored game-winning goal against Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium that ended Dynamo&#39;s home unbeaten streak (<a href="/gameon/05-12-13/houston-sporting-kc">video</a>). Scored Sporting KC&#39;s lone goal in a 1-1 home draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 3 (<a href="/gameon/07-03-13/sporting-kc-vancouver">video</a>). <strong>Playoffs:</strong> Started and played full time in all five MLS Cup Playoff matches. Scored three goals and tallied one assist during the playoffs. Scored the game-tying goal and converted the game-winning penalty kick in the MLS Cup Final vs. Real Salt Lake. Vote MVP of MLS Cup.&nbsp;<strong>CCL:</strong> Started three 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches. <strong>Open Cup:</strong> Started Open Cup matches against the Des Moines Menace &nbsp;(May 28) and Orlando City Lions (June 12).<br>


    <strong>2012:</strong>&nbsp;Collin played a total of 2,490 during the 2012 MLS regular season, starting 28 games and appearing in 29 total. Collin scored three goals and added one assist. Sporting Kansas City is undefeated when Collin scores a goal in 2012. Collin scored&nbsp;the game-tying goal against Dallas on March 25th (<a href="" target="_blank">Video</a>), the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on April 14 (<a href="" target="_blank">Video</a>) and the equalizer at Vancouver on April 18th&nbsp;(<a href="" target="_blank">Video</a>). Collin was named to the 2012 MLS All-Star GameDay roster. Collin started the match but was ultimately pulled in the 36th minute after suffering facial fractures earlier in the first half. Collin was a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year. Collin was also named to <a href="">MLS Best XI</a>. The Pitch named Collin as one of Sporting Kansas City&#39;s best players in 2012.<br>


    <strong>2011:&nbsp;</strong>Joined Sporting Kansas City as a guest trialist in March before completing signing on April 15. Earned his first start on April 23 at New England. Scored his first MLS goal, a match-winner, in 4-1 victory at Dallas. Added another game-winning goal in 2-1 win at Portland on July 2, and his third MLS goal scored again on July 16 in the 90th minute of a 1-1 draw at Houston.&nbsp; Opened the scoring with the first goal in the 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the second leg of the playoffs.<br>


    <strong>Other Professional:</strong><br>


    <strong>2009-2011:</strong> On Aug. 5, 2009, Collin joined Vitor&iacute;a Set&uacute;bal of the Liga ZON Sagres, the Portuguese top flight. Collin made a total of 33 appearances for Vitor&iacute;a, scoring three goals. &nbsp;<br>


    <strong>2008-2009:</strong> Collin signed a one-year contract with Greek club Panserraikos. Played in nine matches. Joined Blue Square Premier club Wrexham F.C through the end of the 2009 season, making a total of 12 appearances for the Red Dragons. &nbsp;<br>


    <strong>2007-2008:</strong> Made the transition to full-time professional, signing with Scottish Premier League side, Gretna F.C. Collin made his debut on August 18, 2007 in a 1-1 draw with Hearts. Collin made a total of 19 appearances for Gretna. &nbsp;<br>


    <strong>2004-2007: </strong>As a youth, Collin spent time in the academies of both Sedan and Amiens in his native France, as well as with Spanish outfit RCD Mallorca.<br>