George Dougherty

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George Dougherty
Personal information
Date of birth (1913-12-09)9 December 1913
Date of death 21 November 1991(1991-11-21) (aged 77)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Beulah
Height / weight 191 cm / 93 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–1936 Carlton 017 0(15)
1936–1941 Geelong 098 (158)
1942–1943 Footscray 025 0(30)
1944–1945 Geelong 023 0(30)
1945 – South Melbourne 010 0(26)
Total 173 (259)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
Career highlights
  • Geelong premiership player - 1937
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

George Dougherty (9 December 1913 – 21 November 1991) was an Australian rules footballer who played for four clubs in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1934 to 1945.

A ruckman who also played up forward, Dougherty started his career with Carlton Football Club but after two and a half seasons crossed to Geelong where he would play his best football. Dougherty was a key member of Geelong's 1937 premiership winning side, kicking 38 goals for the year and was the starting ruckman in their Grand Final win over Collingwood. In 1940 he polled well in the Brownlow Medal, finishing equal seventh.

Dougherty moved to Footscray in 1942 only to return to Geelong after two years. Dougherty finished his career at South Melbourne where he spent the 1945 season before retiring.

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