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Pearce nominated for Goal of the Year

Pearce’s magic dribble goal from the boundary has earned him a Goal of the Year nomination

12:29pm  May 9, 2016

One half won’t win it

Danyle Pearce said brief lapses of play in the first half cost Freo in their 18-point loss to GWS

12:12am  May 8, 2016

Pearce added to Indigenous Advisory Board

Danyle Pearce will join teammate Michael Johnson as part of the AFLPA committee

4:13pm  Mar 17, 2016

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Friday night footy

8:00am  Jun 23, 2016

Pearce gets a gift

7:57pm  Jun 4, 2016

Senior Players List

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Danyle
Pearce

Height
178 cm
DOB
07-04-1986
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2005
Games
2016
14
Career
240
Goals
2016
2
Career
121
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1095
Avg
78
DanylePearce

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Fitzroy (SA)
Recruited from: Sturt (SA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2004 - pick 16 (Port Adelaide), Restricted free agent (Fremantle)
AFL debut:
Round 18 2005, Port Adelaide v North Melbourne
AFL clubs: Port Adelaide, Fremantle
Career Brownlow Votes: 32

OUTLOOK
The reliable midfielder has rarely missed a game in his time at Fremantle, notching another 23 in 2015. Improved his goal kicking accuracy last season and will look to hurt opponents with his disposal inside 50.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS 
(Mark Stone)
Danyle goes into 2016 looking really fit and strong. He put on some size and strength in the summer and his skills and running ability have remained at a very high quality throughout the entire pre-season.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Pearce enjoyed another solid season in 2015 where he again showcased his damaging side by leading the AFL for kicks inside the attacking 50.

Pearce enjoyed a solid second season at Freo and has now played every game at the club since he arrived. He was among the AFL leaders for kicks inside the attacking 50.

The former Port Adelaide player added pace and skill to Freo’s midfield in 2013. His presence has helped free up Stephen Hill, with the pair strong all season in the midfield.

Had another excellent season, averaging more than 21 possessions a game (second only to Travis Boak) and again finishing fifth in the best and fairest. Relishing the responsibility of a midfield role, he led the club in total kicks (260), handballs received (217) and loose-ball gets (55) and was second in inside 50s (78). A more complete player, he has plenty to offer.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 14.3
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 78.2

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 19 Richmond Rd 9
Handballs 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Disposals 26 Essendon Rd 11
Marks 8 West Coast Eagles Rd 3
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Port Adelaide Rd 13
Goals 1 Essendon Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 106 Port Adelaide Rd 13

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 103 - 38 9 7 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 64
2 Gold Coast Suns L 100 - 126 12 4 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 67
3 West Coast Eagles L 92 - 59 15 3 18 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 81
4 North Melbourne L 132 - 101 10 7 17 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 49
5 Carlton L 68 - 72 15 8 23 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 72
6 Adelaide Crows L 97 - 64 15 10 25 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 76
7 GWS Giants L 77 - 95 19 7 26 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 103
8 Hawthorn L 116 - 75 11 5 16 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 56
9 Richmond L 45 - 83 19 4 23 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 84
10 St Kilda L 101 - 67 15 8 23 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 75
11 Essendon W 126 - 47 15 11 26 6 0 2 0 2 1 1 102
12 Brisbane Lions W 64 - 147 12 11 23 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 89
13 Port Adelaide W 86 - 69 16 9 25 5 0 0 0 6 0 1 106
14 Collingwood L 85 - 37 17 4 21 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 75
16 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 11 200 98 298 49 0 6 3 34 2 7 1095

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 240
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 75.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Western Bulldogs Rd 16, 2010
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2009
Disposals 35 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2009
Marks 11 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2009
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 1, 2011
Tackles 8 St Kilda Rd 18, 2014
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 22, 2015
AFL Fantasy 130 Hawthorn Rd 4, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2016 Fremantle 200 98 298 49 0 6 3 34 2 7 1095
2015 Fremantle 317 143 460 86 0 12 16 61 14 10 1797
2014 Fremantle 313 150 463 56 0 16 11 75 19 18 1822
2013 Fremantle 326 182 508 90 0 16 16 85 10 21 2001
2012 Port Adelaide 299 125 424 35 0 12 10 49 4 9 1463
2011 Port Adelaide 260 142 402 43 1 12 13 51 5 4 1405
2010 Port Adelaide 301 139 440 45 0 20 18 83 12 13 1699
2009 Port Adelaide 277 174 451 78 0 17 15 53 13 16 1691
2008 Port Adelaide 263 130 393 69 0 11 17 65 10 8 1544
2007 Port Adelaide 271 144 415 105 0 12 10 36 14 14 1640
2006 Port Adelaide 275 157 432 92 0 14 17 48 12 10 1652
2005 Port Adelaide 49 23 72 25 0 1 4 6 6 5 322

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50 AFL games: Grand Final, 2007 v Geelong (Port Adelaide)

100 AFL games: Round 7, 2010 v Essendon (Port Adelaide)

150 AFL games: Round 19, 2012 v GWS (Port Adelaide)

200 AFL games: Round 22, 2014 v Brisbane

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star
2006 (Port Adelaide)

Q & A

Nickname: Pearcey

Best holiday: Driving around Italy

Best piece of advice your father gave you: You’re playing football

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Basketball player

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Actions over words

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Nat Fyfe

Morning or evening person, why: Evening

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: Saturday anytime, have Sunday off

Favourite footy journalist: Gerard Healy

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Fractured jaw

How many text messages do you send a day: Depends on if my wife or I have decided on the night’s dinner

Three phone apps you can’t live without: ESPN, NBA, WSHH

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Don't have twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Boys II men - I swear

Best concert you’ve been to: 2012 Coachella

Where did you holiday after last season: USA

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Basketball

Can you change a spare tyre: If you have a car you should be able to

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Nick Fat Chicken, Brighton

Do you believe in UFOs: Yes

What three items would you take to a desert island: Lamb spit, 2 litre coke, ipod with speakers

Any special hobbies or interests: N/A

Three famous people you would like to meet: Morgan Freeman, Obama, Dalai Lama

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: All my family and friends