Paul Duffield

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Paul Duffield
Personal information
Full name Paul Duffield
Date of birth (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 30)
Original team South Fremantle, WAFL
Draft 2003 Rookie Draft
Height/Weight 188cm / 86kg
Position(s) Midfielder/Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 41
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2003- Fremantle 159 (33)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2010 Australia 2
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.

Paul Duffield (born 5 February 1985) is an Australian rules footballer. He plays mainly as a half back flanker and began his football career at South Fremantle Football Club in the West Australian Football League.

Fremantle Dockers[edit]

Selected in the rookie draft at the 2003 AFL Draft, he is a medium-sized defender who has spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons on the rookie list, playing for South Fremantle. The nephew of The West Australian newspaper sports journalist Mark Duffield, he was a member of South Fremantle's 2005 premiership team. His father, Wayne and uncles Brett and Mark, were all successful country footballers.

Due to the AFL rules restricting rookies to a maximum of two years before being elevated or delisted, Duffield was delisted at the end of the 2005 season. However, Fremantle reselected him in the 2005 rookie draft. Duffield made his AFL pre-season debut against Collingwood in the quarter-final and also played in the semi final loss to Geelong.

On 19 April 2006, it was announced that Duffield had been elevated to the senior list as a replacement for Daniel Haines, who had injured his achilles tendon the previous weekend playing for Peel Thunder. Duffield then made his debut a week later against St Kilda in the controversial game at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania.

At Fremantle he has been allocated guernsey number 41.

After playing in the last six games in 2008, Duffield has cemented his spot in the Fremantle team, only missing one game. He is considered to be one of the leading contenders for the club's best and fairest award.[1]

Duffield is an old boy of Aquinas College, Perth and was School Captain in his final year, 2002.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season [3]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2006 Fremantle 41 7 0 1 61 39 100 33 15 0.0 0.1 8.7 5.6 14.3 4.7 2.1
2007 Fremantle 41 6 3 1 47 32 79 23 18 0.5 0.2 7.8 5.3 13.2 3.8 3.0
2008 Fremantle 41 11 5 2 94 53 147 48 40 0.4 0.2 8.6 4.8 13.4 4.4 3.6
2009 Fremantle 41 21 5 7 330 144 474 98 76 0.2 0.3 15.7 6.9 22.6 4.7 3.6
2010 Fremantle 41 24 6 2 356 143 499 131 94 0.2 0.1 14.8 6.0 20.8 5.5 3.9
2011 Fremantle 41 21 2 8 217 137 354 73 86 0.1 0.4 10.3 6.5 16.9 3.5 4.1
2012 Fremantle 41 21 2 1 300 102 402 117 75 0.1 0.0 14.3 4.9 19.1 5.6 3.6
2013 Fremantle 41 22 4 5 318 85 403 130 63 0.2 0.2 14.4 3.9 18.3 5.9 2.9
2014 Fremantle 41 24 6 4 299 151 450 121 98 0.2 0.2 12.5 6.3 18.8 5.0 4.1
Career 157 33 31 2022 886 2908 774 565 0.2 0.2 12.9 5.6 18.5 4.9 3.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Tim (23 June 2009) Duffield hopes to shift from scapegoat to club champion
  2. ^ Aquinas College Annual 2006. Page 106.
  3. ^ Paul Duffield's player profile at AFL Tables

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