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Danyle’s heartfelt thank you to coaches, teammates and fans

There have been many people who have played a significant role in my 14 year career in the AFL

1:01pm  Aug 24, 2018

Pearce ‘invested’ in Peel finals push

Danyle Pearce has opted to play for Peel this Saturday as the midfielder wants to help steer the Thunder to the WAFL finals

12:41pm  Aug 24, 2018

Pearce’s community connection

A chance encounter has helped give a football clinic extra meaning to Danyle Pearce

10:33am  Mar 1, 2017

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Danyle
Pearce

Height
178 cm
DOB
07-04-1986
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2005
Games
258
Goals
127
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

SUMMARY
The veteran midfielder played his 250th AFL game against his former side Port Adelaide in round two and played seven games in total at AFL level. Pearce starred in Peel’s successful nals series, averaging 25.3 disposals and 5.3 marks per game.

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Simon Eastaugh)
Danyle hasn’t missed a beat during the pre-season. He has rejuvenated himself and given himself a real good chance to play a role in the team.

Season by Season

Season by Season

2017 SUMMARY
The veteran midfielder played his 250th AFL game against his former side Port Adelaide in round two and played seven games in total at AFL level. Pearce starred in Peel’s successful finals series, averaging 25.3 disposals and 5.3 marks per game.

Played all 22 games in 2016 and showed plenty of run and carry throughout, leading the club in inside 50s (97) and bounces (23).

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

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 14.3
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 64.3

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 St Kilda Rd 8
Handballs 8 North Melbourne Rd 10
Disposals 18 St Kilda Rd 8
Marks 5 St Kilda Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 North Melbourne Rd 10
Goals 1 St Kilda Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 87 St Kilda Rd 8

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 110 - 60 5 7 12 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 46
2 Essendon W 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Gold Coast Suns W 68 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GWS Giants L 82 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Western Bulldogs W 108 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 West Coast Eagles L 81 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Richmond L 110 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 St Kilda W 89 - 59 13 5 18 5 0 1 0 4 1 0 87
9 Sydney Swans L 111 - 52 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 North Melbourne L 58 - 86 5 8 13 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 60
11 Collingwood L 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Carlton W 46 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 64 - 119 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne L 102 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide W 59 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 99 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 53 - 112 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 West Coast Eagles L 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Carlton W 101 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats L 158 - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 23 20 43 11 0 1 0 11 1 0 193

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 258
    • Kicks 13.1
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 19.8
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 75.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2016
Handballs 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2009
Disposals 35 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2009
Marks 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 1, 2011
Tackles 8 St Kilda Rd 18, 2014
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 22, 2015
AFL Fantasy 134 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Fremantle 23 20 43 11 0 1 0 11 1 0 193
2017 Fremantle 77 46 123 16 0 4 4 23 3 0 473
2016 Fremantle 320 158 478 85 0 11 6 50 4 8 1756
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

250 AFL games: Round 2, 2017 v Port Adelaide

Awards

AFL Awards

AFL Rising Star
2006 (Port Adelaide)

Q & A

Nickname: Daryl

AFL club supported as a kid: Essendon

Best moment in junior footy: Junior premierships and the easy warm ups

Before a game I always: Be the first to the ground

As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered: Consistent

The player from another club you most like to watch: Patrick Dangerfield

All-time favourite player: Gavin Wanganeen

Etihad Stadium roof – open or shut: Shut

What do you like to do on your days off: Fishing with mates

How do you amuse yourself on a plane flight during the footy season: Watch a movie or play NBA 2K on the iPad

Which singer/band would you like to see perform at the AFL Grand Final: Anyone other than Meatloaf

Who is the king of selfies at your club: Tommy Sheridan

If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: An NBA player

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Make sure my family are set

Favourite city in the world to visit: Rome

What’s next on your travel bucket list: Europe with the family

Childhood hero: Michael Jordan

Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Great cook, worst cleaner

What is your worst trait: Not cleaning up after cooking

Least preferred household chore: Cleaning

The three most admired people you would like to meet: Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali

Your most treasured possession: My family

Favourite professional sporting team: Any team in the NBA

Favourite sporting hero: Michael Jordan

Favourite food: Steak and ribs

Favourite movie and movie star: Bad Boys and Will Smith

Favourite TV show: Game of Thrones

Three things you would like to do after your footy career: Travel, eat and sleep