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Bell chimes in

3:38pm  May 13, 2017

Best of Locker Talk: Tom Bell

2:22pm  Dec 21, 2016

Senior Players List

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Tom
Bell

Height
187 cm
DOB
13-06-1991
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2017
6
Career
71
Goals
2017
4
Career
55
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
347
Avg
58
TomBell

Player Bio

AT A GLANCE

Junior clubs: Morningside (QLD)
AFL clubs: Carlton
Debut: Rd 17 2012
Recruited from: Morningside (QLD)
Brownlow Medal votes: -

Introduction

Hailing from Queensland, Bell played soccer as a child and says he didn’t really think “too much” of football as a kid.

“It wasn’t until late in my primary school days, a few friends moved up from Victoria and they brought me across to the local club in Morningside and it evolved from there,” he said.

Background

The big-bodied midfielder from Queensland was recruited to Carlton through the 2011 rookie draft.

He made his debut in Round 17, 2012 against the Western Bulldogs, and went on to earn the Blues’ Best First Year Player Award. 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Tom Bell played 14 games of the 2016 season and averages 16.7 disposals with a season high of 24 against the Sydney Swans. 

•  He was forecast to miss the second half of the season after surgery to repair his meniscus tear, the 25-year-old made a surprise comeback in round 22 against the Cats.

2015

In 2015, Tom Bell looked to focus on tempo and composure, which paid off when he racked up 25 disposals, five tackles and one goal in the Blues’ win against Port Adelaide.

Tom Bell lined up for AFL game number 50 in Round 22 against the GWS Giants and won the Blue’s Goal of the Week.

2014

In 2014, Tom Bell played 13 games and had a season highlight in Round 20 vs Gold Coast where he amassed 19 disposals and booted four goals to earn his first Brownlow Medal vote.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 14.5
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 57.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Essendon Rd 2
Handballs 11 Hawthorn Rd 8
Disposals 19 Hawthorn Rd 8
Marks 6 Essendon Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 9
Goals 1 Hawthorn Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 71 St Kilda Rd 3

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 98 5 5 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 35
2 Essendon L 84 - 111 12 3 15 6 0 2 3 1 0 1 58
3 St Kilda L 107 - 76 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 4 1 1 71
4 Richmond L 67 - 119 5 7 12 3 0 1 1 5 1 0 62
5 Western Bulldogs L 122 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Port Adelaide L 67 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Sydney Swans L 135 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn L 113 - 75 8 11 19 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 67
9 Adelaide Crows L 60 - 140 7 9 16 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 54
10 Collingwood L 129 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Fremantle W 121 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide L 121 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants L 86 - 146 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon W 82 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 78 - 163 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond L 112 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton W 112 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles L 113 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Western Bulldogs L 89 - 103 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns W 142 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Melbourne L 104 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne L 79 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 17 45 42 87 16 0 4 9 19 4 3 347

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 71
    • Kicks 10.5
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 17.1
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 72.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Sydney Swans Rd 9, 2015
Handballs 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2016
Disposals 32 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13, 2015
Marks 10 Gold Coast Suns Rd 20, 2014
Hit-outs 4 Gold Coast Suns Rd 13, 2015
Tackles 10 Melbourne Rd 21, 2015
Goals 4 Hawthorn Rd 10, 2016
AFL Fantasy 121 Fremantle Rd 16, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Brisbane Lions 45 42 87 16 0 4 9 19 4 3 347
2016 Brisbane Lions 139 95 234 50 4 7 17 38 15 8 967
2015 Carlton 295 170 465 97 16 9 17 87 17 14 1954
2014 Carlton 121 65 186 48 1 3 6 46 11 3 876
2013 Carlton 76 59 135 17 0 4 11 31 4 4 520
2012 Carlton 67 37 104 19 1 5 8 30 4 1 459

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50th game

Round 22, 2015 Carlton v GWS Giants

Venue: Spotless Stadium

Disposals: 24

Goals: 1

Tackles: 6

Inside 50's: 4

Hit-Outs: 1

 

Awards

Other Awards

Carltonians High Achievement Award
2015

Carlton Best First-Year Player
2012