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Key Facts

Full name
Vincent Doherty

Known as
Vin Doherty

26 March 1911

22 November 1982 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 40d
Last game: 32y 134d

Height and weight
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 63 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Hawthorn; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 10, 11, 7, 9, 6
Hawthorn: 39
Fitzroy: 2

Recruited from
Collingwood (1940); Hawthorn (1942)

Vin Doherty

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1934-1940, 1942-19431131561.3870%16.865.3427
Total1934-1940, 1942-19431131561.3870%16.865.3427

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,119th player to appear, 2,059th most games played, 613th most goals kickedCollingwood: 371st player to appear, 191st most games played, 63rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 267th player to appear, 712th most games played, 307th most goals kickedFitzroy: 584th player to appear, 587th most games played, 218th most goals kicked

Originally from Carlton Brewery, Vin Doherty spent the bulk of his league career with Collingwood, where he proved himself a lively, penetrative and consistently effective half forward flanker in 96 games between 1934 and 1939. Those games included the grand finals of 1935-6-7-8-9, the first two of which were won. In 1940 Doherty crossed to Hawthorn where he added another five league games before rounding off his VFL career at Fitzroy, where he played a final dozen games in 1942-3. Small and comparatively lightweight at 169cm and 63kg, he had plenty of pace, sure ball handling skills, and was a reliable kick for goal. His senior VFL career yielded 156 goals, 122 of which came during his time with the Magpies.

Author - John Devaney


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