Richard Douglas (footballer)

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Richard Douglas
Personal information
Full name Richard Jeffrey Douglas
Date of birth (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Draft #16, 2005 National Draft
Height/Weight 180 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Number 26
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2006– Adelaide 149 (104)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2013 Australia 2 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 17, 2013 season.
Career highlights

Richard Jeffrey Douglas (born 6 February 1987) is a professional Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League.

Early Life[edit]

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.

AFL Career[edit]

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 award)[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (4 September 2010). "Richard Douglas wins Malcolm Blight Medal as Adelaide best and fairest". The Advertiser. 

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Bernie Vince
Adelaide Best and Fairest winner
2010
Succeeded by
TBD