Peter Bell

D.O.B:    
01 March 1976 
Club:    
Fremantle 
Honours:  
1996 Pre-Season Draft No. 15 (Kangaroos)
1996 AFL Debut
1996 AFL Rising Star Nominee
1996 & 1999 Kangaroos Premierships
1997 Kangaroos Runner Up Best and Fairest
1998 Kangaroos pre-season Premiership
1998 Graham Moss Medal
1999 International Rules Series
1999 & 2003 All Australian
2000 Kangaroos Best and Fairest
2000 National AFL Draft No. 37 (Fremantle)
2001, 2003, 2004 Fremantle Best and Fairest
2002, 2005, 2006 Fremantle Runner Up Best and Fairest
2002- 2006 Fremantle Captain
State of Origin games: 2

 

A four-time club Best and Fairest winner, dual premiership player and an outstanding leader, Peter Bell has cemented himself as one of the greats. The first Korean-born player to make his AFL debut, 1996 saw the emergence of a tough, in-and-under, hard working midfielder.

Initially recruited to the Fremantle Dockers, Peter played only two games in 1995 before being delisted, forming yet another remarkable chapter in his career. Unwanted by all except the Denis Pagan-led Kangaroos, Bell was an immediate success at a club where hard work is considered paramount. A 1996 Rising Star Nominee, Bell realised his dream quicker than most, playing in the Kangaroos 1996 premiership side.

Playing a ‘run with’ role during his early years, Bell soon developed into one of the league’s premier rovers. A second premiership and All-Australian selection in 1999 was followed by his first club Best and Fairest in 2000, an honour rewarding his years of hard work.

Peter returned home to Western Australia in 2001, winning Fremantle’s Best and Fairest. He was named club captain in 2002, and became a source of inspiration for many of Fremantle’s younger players. In 2003, he was named All-Australian, club champion and led his team to their first finals campaign.

A consistent professional, Peter again won Fremantle’s Best and Fairest in 2004, despite carrying a groin injury for much of the season. In his final season as captain for the Fremantle football club Peter again led the way in 2006 for the Dockers averaging 24 possessions per game, led the club in handballs and finishised equal second in the clubs best and fairest count.

Peter will continue with the Fremantle football club until the end of 2008, providing valuable experience to the side.