David Bell (footballer, born 1985)

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David Bell
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Buncrana, Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Lisburn Distillery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Rushden & Diamonds 1 (0)
2004–2005 St Patrick's Athletic 30 (0)
2006 Finn Harps 34 (0)
2007–2008 Institute 9 (0)
2008–2010 Limavady United 42 (1)
2010–2012 Crusaders 34 (2)
2011–2012 Carrick Rangers (loan) 23 (1)
2012–2013 Carrick Rangers 9 (0)
2013– Lisburn Distillery 0 (0)
National team
2003 Republic of Ireland U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2003

David Bell (13 May 1985 in Buncrana, County Donegal) is an Irish football player currently playing as a defender for Lisburn Distillery in the IFA Premiership.


Bell was spotted by a Rushden and Diamonds scout at an early age whilst playing in an Ulster schools select team in an inter-provincial tournament and was snapped up by the club. He won caps for the Republic of Ireland under-17 - 19 under Sean McCaffrey and Brian Kerr. The left-sided player moved back to his native Ireland in 2004 where he joined St. Patrick's Athletic of Dublin. He spent 2 seasons in Dublin and made 30 appearances for the Premier League outfit. He can play in both defence and midfield.

Signing for Finn Harps at the beginning of the 2006 season, he made his debut against Kildare County on 18 March 2006. He played 34 games for the club, including 1 as a substitute. After spells at Institute and Limavady United, he joined Crusaders.

He made his debut for Crusaders in an Irish Cup tie against Bangor,[1] and won the County Antrim Shield in just his second game.

He joined Carrick Rangers on loan in January 2011.



Carrick Rangers