David Bell (footballer, born 1985)
|Date of birth||13 May 1985|
|Place of birth||Buncrana, Ireland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2000–2004||Rushden & Diamonds||1||(0)|
|2004–2005||St Patrick's Athletic||30||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Carrick Rangers (loan)||23||(1)|
|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
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 joined Carrick Rangers on loan in January 2011.
- County Antrim Shield (1): 2009/10
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