|Full name||Paul Duffield|
|Date of birth||5 February 1985|
|Original team||South Fremantle, WAFL|
|Draft||2003 Rookie Draft|
|Height/Weight||187cm / 87kg|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 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.
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.
- Clarke, Tim (23 June 2009) Duffield hopes to shift from scapegoat to club champion
- Aquinas College Annual 2006. Page 106.
- Paul Duffield's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
- Paul Duffield's statistics from AFL Tables
- WAFL statistics