Doherty in 1935
|Full name||Vincent Joseph Anthony Doherty|
|Date of birth||26 March 1911|
|Place of birth||Avenel, Victoria|
|Date of death||22 November 1982 71)(aged|
|Place of death||Reservoir, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Carlton Brewery|
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Position(s)||Half forward flank|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1943.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Doherty, a small half forward flanker, started his career at Collingwood in 1934 and shared his league debut with future club great Phonse Kyne. As part of a very strong Collingwood side, Doherty participated in five successive VFL Grand Finals from 1935 to 1939, winning the first two. He performed well in the premiership years, kicking 30 goals in 1935 and 33 goals in 1936. Vin was also Collingwood's second highest vote getter behind Jack Regan in the 1935 Brownlow Medal count, finishing equal ninth overall.
He crossed to Hawthorn in 1940 and kicked seven goals on debut which set a new club record for most goals by someone playing their first game with Hawthorn. It equaled his best tally in a game, having previously kicked seven for Collingwood against Footscray back in 1935. Doherty only spent a year at Hawthorn before moving to Fitzroy where he played for a further two seasons.
- "Vin Doherty". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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