Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Douglas Palmer

Known as
Doug Palmer

23 June 1929

23 November 1992 (aged 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 301d
Last game: 25y 87d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 3

Doug Palmer

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,185th player to appear, 3,904th most games played, 4,771st most goals kickedGeelong: 553rd player to appear, 302nd most games played, 397th most goals kicked

Renowned as being particularly adept in wet weather, Doug Palmer was a clever, combative centreman and half forward flanker who played 57 VFL games and scored 11 goals for Geelong from 1952 to 1954. He lined up in the pivot in the 1952 grand final which saw the Cats account for Collingwood. Despite standing only 175cm tall he often brought excitement to the crowd with his spectacular attempts to mark, an impressive number of which proved successful.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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