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Key Facts

Full name
Douglas Gott

Known as
Doug Gott

Born
30 June 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 12d
Last game: 27y 86d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 34

Doug Gott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1969-197797260.2767%9.942.003.257
Total1969-197797260.2767%9.942.003.257

AFL: 8,191st player to appear, 2,458th most games played, 3,181st most goals kickedCollingwood: 704th player to appear, 185th most games played, 270th most goals kicked

A poised and elegant left footer, Doug Gott, who hailed from Ivanhoe in the VAFA, overcame a serious knee injury early in his VFL career to develop into a highly useful player for Collingwood. He began and ended that career as a defender, but in between played many games at centre half forward. He began with the 'Pies in 1969, and the last of his senior appearances came in the drawn 1977 Grand Final against North Melbourne. Late in that game he sustained a cracked kneecap from which he never fully recovered, although he did manage a handful of reserves games in 1978. His nine-season VFL career saw him play a total of 97 matches, kicking 26 goals. He later returned to his original club, Ivanhoe, for whom he both played in and coached losing Grand Final teams.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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