Doug Long

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 489
  • GFC League Debut: Advertiser Cup, 1962
  • Glenelg 19621969
    • 135 games
    • 124 goals
  • Captain-Coach 1962-63
  • South Australia representative 7 times
  • Glenelg Hall of Fame
 Other Career Highlights
  • Geelong 1957 - 1961
    • 73 games
    • 53 goals


* Stats current to end of 2009

Doug Long marks against Sturt, 1968.

Biographical

  • Born: 28-Mar-1940
  • Died: Feb-2009
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 94 kg
  • Recruited from: Geelong (VFL)
  • Previous Club: South Gambier
  • GFC League Debut: 1962


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Career

Doug Long started his senior football career with South Gambier in 1955 aged just 15 and played two full senior seasons before joining Geelong in the (then) VFL. He returned to South Australia at age 22.

Long coached Glenelg in 1962-63, finishing fifth and seventh respectively and remained with the club as a player until the end of 1969, before retiring after 135 games.

He represented South Australia seven times and in 2006 he was inducted into Glenelg Football Club's Hall of Fame.

He was aged 17 years and 25 days on his VFL debut. Teammates of his era at Geelong included John Devine, Alistair Lord, Colin Rice, Fred Wooller, Doug Wade, John Yeates and Bill Goggin and he was coached by Reg Hickey and Davis. Former Geelong coach Bob Davis paid tribute to Long, saying "He was a good size, very strong and determined and took a good mark. We were on the lookout for good big men and I remember he played very well in the team which won the 1961 night final."

See also

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References

1. Glenelg Football Club

2. stats.rleague.com

3. Geelong Advertiser article

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