Chris Doig

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Chris Doig
Chris Doig 21-05-2012 1.jpg
Doig with the victory parade that followed York City's victory in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final
Personal information
Full name Christopher Ross Doig[1]
Date of birth (1981-02-13) 13 February 1981 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Dumfries, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
(player-assistant manager)
Number 12
Youth career
000?–1996 Queen of the South
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Queen of the South 4 (0)
1997–2005 Nottingham Forest 77 (1)
2003 Northampton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2009 Northampton Town 120 (4)
2009–2011 Central Coast Mariners 26 (0)
2011 Pelita Jaya 12 (0)
2011–2012 Aldershot Town 2 (0)
2012–2013 York City 24 (0)
2013– Grimsby Town 23 (2)
National team
1999 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2000–2003 Scotland U21 14 (0)
Teams managed
2013– Grimsby Town (Reserves)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:27, 1 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Ross "Chris" Doig (born 13 February 1981) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Grimsby Town as a defender. He is also the club's assistant manager.

Doig started his career with Queen of the South, where he made four appearances before being signed by Nottingham Forest in 1997. Having made 93 appearances for Forest, he was released in 2005. He joined Northampton Town, who he had previously played for on loan. In his first permanent season with Northampton, Doig won promotion to League One before being released by the club in 2009. After spells abroad with Central Coast Mariners in Australia and Pelita Jaya in Indonesia, he returned to England with Aldershot Town in 2011. He then moved to York City, with whom he won promotion to League Two after playing in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final. He was released in 2013 before signing for Grimsby Town.

Club career[edit]

Queen of the South[edit]

Born in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Doig started his career with hometown club Queen of the South as an Associated Schoolboy.[1] Graduating from Queen's youth programme, he played four league games for the side.[1]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

In 1997, Doig joined Nottingham Forest in the club's youth system, going on to sign a professional contract on 7 March 1998.[1] At Forest, Doig played 77 games scoring one goal against Rotherham United.[2] He enjoyed a successful spell on loan in 2003 at Northampton Town.

Northampton Town[edit]

Doig signed for former club Northampton on 30 June 2005 and finished his first season with 45 appearances and 3 goals, as the side earned promotion to League One as League Two runners-up.[3][4] He was retained as club captain by Stuart Gray when he took charge on 2 January 2007, due to Scott McGleish, former club captain, being transfer listed. Shortly before the match against Huddersfield Town in April 2007, Doig came third in the club's Player of the Year awards, behind Jason Crowe and Mark Bunn. Doig penned a two-year contract that would expire in 2009. Having made 32 appearances and scored 1 goal in the 2008–09 season, he was released by Northampton, with the side having been relegated to League Two.[5][6]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 9 June 2009 he signed a two-year contract with the Central Coast Mariners of the Australian A-League.[7]

Pelita Jaya[edit]

Doig left the Mariners after no regular game time in the 2010–11 season. He then signed with Indonesia Super League side Pelita Jaya in February 2011.[8]

Aldershot Town[edit]

After rerurning from Indonesia, Doig played two pre-season games for Wycombe Wanderers.[9] After not being offered a deal by Wycombe he joined League Two side Aldershot Town on a month-by-month deal on 8 December 2011.[10]

York City[edit]

Doig playing for York City in 2012

After his deal with Aldershot ended, Doig began a trial with former his club Northampton.[11] He eventually signed for Conference Premier club York City on a contract until the end of the 2011–12 season on 2 February 2012.[12] He made his debut in York's 1–0 victory at home to Ebbsfleet United in the FA Trophy third round on 14 February.[13] He played in the 2–1 victory over Luton Town in the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, seeing the club return to the Football League after an eight-year absence with promotion to League Two.[13] Having finished the season with 15 appearances for York he signed a new one-year contract with the club in July 2012.[13][14]

Doig started York's 2012–13 opening game away at League One Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup first round on 11 August 2012, which the side lost 4–2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time.[15] He then played in York's first Football League fixture since their promotion, a 3–1 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on 18 August 2012.[16] Doig finished the season with 16 appearances,[15] before being released by York on 30 April 2013.[17]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Doig signed for Conference Premier side Grimsby Town a one-year contract on 1 August 2013 as a player-coach, following a trial with the club.[18] Doig also took over as the club's reserve team manager.[19] He made his debut in Grimsby's away fixture at Gateshead on 14 August 2013 and scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win, as he headed home from a Patrick McLaughlin cross.[20][21]

On 27 May 2014 Doig signed a new contract as The Mariners new player-assistant manager.[22]

International career[edit]

Doig played for Scotland at schoolboy level before representing the under-18 team, making his debut as captain in a 3–0 defeat to France on 25 October 1999.[1][23][24] He was capped again two days later to earn his second and last under-18 cap, with Scotland beating Armenia 2–1.[23] Doig made his under-21 debut less than a year later, coming on as a 63rd minute substitute for Andrew Jordan in a 2–0 defeat to the Netherlands on 25 April 2000.[23][25] His first start at under-21 level came in his next outing, which was a 1–1 draw with Northern Ireland on 29 May 2000.[23][26] Doig made his last under-21 appearance in a 3–1 defeat to Norway on 19 August 2003, meaning he finished his under-21 career with 14 caps.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Doig playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2009
As of match played 9 August 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queen of the South 1996–97[27] Scottish Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Nottingham Forest 1998–99[28] FA Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999–2000[29] First Division 11 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2000–01[30] First Division 15 0 0 0 2 0 17 0
2001–02[31] First Division 8 1 0 0 1 0 9 1
2002–03[32] First Division 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
2003–04[33] First Division 10 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
2004–05[34] Championship 21 0 4 0 1 0 26 0
Total 77 1 7 0 9 0 0 0 93 1
Northampton Town (loan) 2003–04[33] Third Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Northampton Town 2005–06[3] League Two 38 2 4 1 1 0 2[a] 0 45 3
2006–07[35] League One 39 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
2007–08[36] League One 15 1 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 19 1
2008–09[5] League One 28 1 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 32 1
Total 129 4 9 1 5 0 4 0 147 5
Central Coast Mariners 2009–10[20] A-League 13 0 0 0 13 0
2010–11[20] A-League 13 0 0 0 13 0
Total 26 0 0 0 26 0
Pelita Jaya 2010–11[20] Indonesia Super League 12 0 0 0 12 0
Aldershot Town 2011–12[13] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
York City 2011–12[13] Conference Premier 10 0 0 0 5[b] 0 15 0
2012–13[15] League Two 14 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 16 0
Total 24 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 31 0
Grimsby Town 2013–14[20] Conference Premier 22 2 1 0 6[c] 0 29 2
2014–15[20] Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 23 2 1 0 6 0 30 0
Career total 297 7 17 1 15 0 16 0 345 8
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference Premier play-offs
  3. ^ Five appearances in FA Trophy, one in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

Northampton Town

York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Nottm Forest vs Rotherham". Rotherham United F.C. 17 September 2001. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Doig in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cobblers complete quartet capture". BBC Sport. 30 June 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Doig in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Northampton release captain Doig". BBC Sport. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mariners Sign New Boy Doig". FourFourTwo. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Doig makes Indonesia move". SBS The World Game. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Doig shown the door at Wycombe". Sky Sports. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Aldershot sign defender Chris Doig on non-contract deal". BBC Sport. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Doig back with Cobblers". Sky Sports. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "York City sign Ben Swallow and Chris Doig". BBC Sport. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Chris Doig in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (15 February 2012). "Match report: York City 1, Ebbsfleet United 0 – FA Trophy third round". The Press (York). Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (27 February 2012). "Match report: Grimsby Town 0, York City 1 – FA Trophy quarter-final". The Press (York). Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  14. ^ Flett, Dave (3 July 2012). "Treble joy as Blanchett, Challinor and Doig sign up for York City". The Press (York). Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Chris Doig in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "York 1–3 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Carroll, Steve (30 April 2013). "York City manager Nigel Worthington announces retained list". The Press (York). Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Chris Doig: Grimsby Town sign former York City defender". BBC Sport. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Doig Pens Town Deal". Grimsby Town F.C. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f "C. Doig". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Gateshead 1–2 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  22. ^ http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/doig-is-new-assistant-1573741.aspx
  23. ^ a b c d e "Chris Doig". 11v11. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "Scotland v France, 25 October 1999". 11v11. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "Netherlands v Scotland, 25 April 2000". 11v11. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  26. ^ "Northern Ireland v Scotland, 29 May 2000". 11v11. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  27. ^ "Queen of the South : 1946/47 – 2010/11". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Chris Doig in 2003/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Chris Doig in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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