Games Played 231
Career 2000 - 2012
Date of Birth 05/08/1979
AFC Debut Number: 115 AFC Debut Game: Round 6 v Hawthorn, 2000
AFC Career Guernsey Numbers: 41 2000 2 games, 11 2001-12 229 games
Michael Doughty was one of Adelaide’s great success stories after initially being drafted as a rookie player in 1999. He was elevated to the senior list in 2000, and while he played just five games over his first two seasons, he was soon graduated to become a senior team regular.
A talented utility, Doughty was an integral part of Adelaide’s squad throughout the 2000s, finishing with 231 games to his name. Winning accolades as Best Team Man in 2008 and 2011, he was best known for his ability to keep some of the competition’s best players quiet either in defence or as a tagger, a role he excelled in until retirement.
His final season saw him play 24 games, hinting the 33-year-old could have continued past 2012. Doughty returned to country footy following his AFL retirement, and subsequently began a career as a player manager.