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6 February 1987 (age 36)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 202d
Last game: 32y 200d
Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Adelaide; Australia; Adelaide Reserves
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Adelaide Reserves||SANFL||2015, 2019||5||7||1.40||—||—||—||—||—|
AFL: 11,538th player to appear, 297th most games played, 566th most goals kickedAdelaide: 149th player to appear, 10th most games played, 14th most goals kicked
Picked by the Adelaide Crows with pick 16 overall in the 2005 AFL Draft, he impressed playing for Glenelg in the SANFL in season 2006 before making his AFL debut in round 21 against cross-town rivals Port Adelaide in the local Showdown. He has developed into a damaging player in the midfield and forward lines, being a regular in Adelaide's first 22.
In June 2009, in the lead-up to Adelaide's clash with North Melbourne, Douglas had a scare when he began displaying symptoms consistent with the swine influenza pandemic, and was quarantined. On the night before the match, the test for Swine Flu came back negative; however, he did not play in the match, which Adelaide won comfortably. He returned to play the next match, although he was a shock omission a few weeks later against Fremantle, making way for returning captain Simon Goodwin.
In 2010, Douglas was given more responsibility in the midfield by head coach; Neil Craig. He relished the opportunity; winning the 2010 Malcolm Blight Medal (Best and Fairest) and the Coaches Award in a standout year in which he averaged 21 disposals per game. He played all 22 matches in 2010 and also signed a new two-year contract with the club.