Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Walter Douglas Chapman

Known as
Doug Chapman

24 May 1889

Place of birth
Dromana, VIC (3936)

18 November 1975 (aged 86)

Place of death
Box Hill, VIC (3128)

Fireman (Officer)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 358d
Last game: 24y 70d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Melbourne; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 1

Recruited from
Richmond (1913); Melbourne (1914)

State of origin

Doug Chapman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornVFA1914-1915, 191929220.76
V/AFL1908-1909, 191333120.3621%0
VFA1914-1915, 191929220.76
Total1908-1909, 1913-1915, 191962340.55

AFL: 1,375th player to appear, 5,248th most games played, 4,599th most goals kickedRichmond: 21st player to appear, 484th most games played, 521st most goals kickedMelbourne: 270th player to appear, 778th most games played, 495th most goals kicked


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.