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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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178 cm
79 kg

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

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

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.


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 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


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


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


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