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Freo youngsters 'outstanding' for Peel

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4:51pm  Aug 17, 2015

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Paul Duffield says the team is under no illusions about what to expect when taking on Geelong on Sunday

3:27pm  Apr 7, 2015

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187 cm
89 kg

Player Bio

AT A Glance

Junior club: West Arthur (WA)
Recruited from: South Fremantle (WA)
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2003 - pick 10, Rookie Draft 2005 - pick 7
Debut: Round 5, 2006 v St Kilda
AFL clubs: Fremantle
Career Brownlow votes: 8

Outlook: A trusty defender for Ross Lyon and now a life member of the club. Duffield has turned 30, but he’s still playing near his peak and has plenty to offer Fremantle with his skill and poise.

What the coach says (Michael Prior): He hasn’t missed a beat during the pre-season and is imparting all his knowledge on the younger players so we’re really pleased with how he’s going.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The reliable defender enjoyed a strong season, one that saw him play his 150th game for Fremantle and become eligible for life membership at the club.

Duffield was cool and collected in Freo’s defence in 2013, as he has been for a number of years now. The quality ball user was often looked to as an avenue out of the backline.

Paul Duffield had a strong finish to the 2012 season after a mid-season patch that saw him dropped between rounds 11-14. Duffield went back to South Fremantle, built form and played an important role in the club’s run to the finals, gaining at least 20 disposals in Freo’s last six games of the season.

Duffield used the ball very well by foot. He had the most kicks at the club, averaging 14.3 per game, and also leading the effective kicks category with 11.7 a game. This equated to an impressive kicking efficiency of 81.7 per cent, which ranked top 10 in the AFL among players who appeared in at least 13 games.

After responding in excellent fashion to his omission in 2012, Duffield looks set to go on with it in

Duffield didn’t have as good a year in 2011 as his excellent 2010 season, but he was still a key player according to the statistical indicators. He averaged 17 disposals, down by four per game from the previous season. This was still good enough for fifth overall at the club for total disposals (354) and he had 79.1 per cent disposal efficiency (fifth overall). Duffield was first at the club in total effective kicks (167) and short kicks (99), and he also came top five in total kicks (217), tackles (86), rebound 50s (63), inside 50s (46) and score assists (16). Looks primed to have a big 2012 season.

Duffield had a great season after moving into a midfield role. His ball-winning ability and poise under pressure was a major factor in the improvement of Fremantle’s onball brigade in 2010. Duffield played one of his best games of the season in round 4 against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, gathering a career-best 36 possessions. He was the only Fremantle Docker to play all 22 games and two finals in 2010.


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 171
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 5.6
    • Disposals 18.2
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 77.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 26 Sydney Swans PF, 2013
Handballs 15 Essendon Rd 12, 2011
Disposals 36 St Kilda Rd 4, 2010
Marks 12 Geelong Cats Rd 2, 2015
Hit-outs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 11, 2009
Tackles 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 14, 2015
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 3, 2014
AFL Fantasy 138 West Coast Eagles Rd 6, 2009

Career Breakdown

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


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


50 games: Round 5, 2010 v Richmond

100 games: Round 10, 2012 v Adelaide

150 games: Round 18, 2014 v St Kilda


Club Awards

Fremantle Dockers Life Member
Inducted in 2014

Q & A

Your nickname: Duff Man

One word to describe you: Easy

Favourite player to watch growing up: Peter Matera

Who has had the most influence on your career: Father

Toughest individual opponent: Cyril Rioli or Luke Breust

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: No one

Thriftiest player at your club: Craig Moller

The next big thing at your club: Tommy Sheridan

The smartest thing you have been told: Give everything you’ve got so you don’t look back with regrets

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Anywhere tropical

Do you have any strange phobias: Heights

Your can’t-miss TV shows: Game of Thrones and Suits

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: Professional Golfer

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Smoothie

Your last meal would be: Fish and chips

Your favourite holiday destination: Anywhere tropical

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Leo Di Caprio

What are your three essential items: Wallet, clothes and keys

Most useless thing you have bought: A corduroy jacket

Best subject at school: Human Biology

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: A soccer match between Real Matrid and Barcelona