|Full name||Thomas Collinge|
|Date of birth||1898|
|Place of birth||Blackley, England|
|Date of death||1960 (aged 61–62)|
|Place of death||Manchester, England|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Thomas Collinge (1898–1960) was an English footballer, the younger brother of Ernest Collinge.
Collinge joined Port Vale in February 1922 and played his only game for the club on 11 March 1922, in a 1–0 home win over Rotherham Town. He was released at the end of the season.
|Port Vale||1921–22||Second Division||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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