|ORIGINATED FROM:||Fremantle Mercantile Association|
|PLAYING POSITION:||Full Forward|
|TOTAL GAMES:||202 games (East Fremantle)|
|TOTAL GOALS:||1111 goals (East Fremantle)|
|CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:||First in WA to kick 100 goals in a season.
The only WA player to kick 100 goals in nine successive seasons.
A record tally of 152 in 1934 (since beaten).
Headed the WA goalkicking list from 1933 to 1937 and in 1941 (a total of six times).
Averaged 5.5 goals in every game at an estimated percentage of 80.
Regular selection in State sides during his entire career.
Life Member — East Fremantle Football Club 1948.
Time has not really dimmed the glory that George Doig earned with his record-breaking tally of nine successive centuries from 1933 to 1941.
Nor have the accolades handed out in both Club histories been tarnished by the inflated totals of later full forwards in the higher scoring games of recent years.
In the context of the times the description of Doig as the “Bradman of WA football” did not seem exaggerated but because Australia’s greatest cricketer later was hailed as the greatest in the world, however it might be a little overboard now.
Some of the following words of praise, are still correct and appropriate.
This was recognised by the WAFL when it included Doig in the group of three champions — Farmer and Cable the others — whose portraits
Here are some of the quotes from the two Club historians:-
Like Clarke, Peake and Sheedy, there can be no doubt about his eligibility for a place in the Hall of Legends.