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182 cm
85 kg
2019 AFL Fantasy Points

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Noranda (WA)
Recruited from: Swan Districts (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2008 - pick 44, Rookie Draft 2011 - pick 75, National Draft 2012 - pick 78 rookie promotion
Debut: Round 11, 2009 v Port Adelaide
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 9

After an injury plagued 2014, Pearce was able to play 18 games last season for Fremantle, averaging over 18 disposals a game. A predictable player who always attacks the ball with tenacity and courage and is a valuable asset to the team

WHAT THE COACH SAYS (Simon Eastaugh)

Clancee had post-season surgery but has worked extremely hard to join the main squad. He’s been really consistent and given himself every opportunity to build on last year

Season by Season

Season by Season

Pearce got back to full fitness in 2015 and played well all season. His attack on the ball remains as courageous as ever.

Injuries saw Pearce play only nine games in 2014 after he appeared in 43 games in Ross Lyon’s first two seasons at the club. He will work hard to get back to full fitness for 2015.

Pearce was an important piece in Fremantle's midfield and defence throughout 2013, but an Achilles injury in the last round cruelly ended his season. Will be a major player again in 2014.

Clancee Pearce was one of the success stories of 2012. After being delisted at the end of 2011, he was given a second chance by Ross Lyon and, with a change in attitude that saw him build his fitness base, Pearce cemented himself as a valued contributor to the team. He averaged almost 20 possessions per game, a significant rise from the 12 touches he had averaged in his three previous seasons. 

Some of his best performances came in big games, including the round 4 Friday night clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium in which he had 25 disposals, and the round 22 victory over North Melbourne where he collected 28 touches. Highlighting his excellent season, Pearce ranked third at Fremantle for total disposals with 469, behind only ball-magnets Michael Barlow (585) and David Mundy (487).

He was also top five at the club in handballs (2nd with 222), marks (120), contested possessions (180), uncontested possessions (290), hard-ball gets (74), clearances (59), tackles (3rd with 103), goals (16) and pressure acts (414).

Pearce has been given opportunities to cement a spot in Fremantle’s line up, but he is yet to fully grasp it. He played 12 games this season, maintaining his career average of 12 disposals per game. Pearce, who possesses a strong work rate and a lovely kick, has shown glimpses of what he is capable of but he will need to do it on a consistent basis in 2012.

Pearce played mainly as a defender in his six games in 2010 and did some good things. He will need to develop further in 2011 to take the next step and become a regular in the Fremantle team.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 100
    • Kicks 9.1
    • Handballs 7.6
    • Disposals 16.7
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 70.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015
Handballs 21 Melbourne Rd 22, 2015
Disposals 31 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015
Marks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 3, 2015
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 13, 2013
Tackles 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2011
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 3, 2012
AFL Fantasy 124 Melbourne Rd 5, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


50 games: Semi Final, 2012 v Adelaide

100 games: Round 9, 2016 v Richmond

Q & A

Nickname: Clanga, from the senior players when I first came in 2009

Best holiday in life: Used to go up to Shark Bay every year until I was 17 with my old man and brother

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Not too much

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Marine or fisheries officer

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: It is what it is

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Brett Kirk was my mentor last year and I really enjoyed having him

Morning or evening person, why: Mornings, especially on my days off. Like to get up early and go fishing

Favourite timeslot to play in, why: Saturday afternoon or night

Favourite footy journalist: N/A

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Brian Taylor

Worst injury: Slightly teared my Achilles in 2013

How many text messages do you send a day: 20-25

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Sea breeze for fishing, that’s about it

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Favourite Instagram is Emily Ratajkowski

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Taylor Swift 22 – but it’s for my daughter

Best concert you’ve been to: Michael Buble

Where did you holiday after last season: Nowhere

Favourite sport other than football: American Football or cricket

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

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Beaufort Street Merchant

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Gidgee for food, flint, matches

Any special hobbies or interests: Fishing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Cam Newton, LeBron James, Tiger Woods

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My daughter