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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Bandy

Known as
Daniel Bandy

18 November 1975 (age 47)

Place of birth
Perth, WA (6000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 267d
Last game: 29y 241d

Height and weight
Height: 200 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
Perth; Fremantle; Western Bulldogs; Claremont

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 44
Western Bulldogs: 11

Recruited from
Perth (1995); Fremantle (2002); Western Bulldogs (2006)

State of origin

Daniel Bandy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
PerthWAFL1994-1996, 1998, 200125130.52
Western BulldogsAFL2002-200545461.0231%7.335.385.893
WAFL1994-1996, 1998, 2001, 2006-200765530.82

AFL: 10,651st player to appear, 1,297th most games played, 829th most goals kickedFremantle: 41st player to appear, 40th most games played, 25th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 893rd player to appear, 280th most games played, 139th most goals kicked

Despite standing 200cm in height Daniel Bandy was extremely mobile. Moreover, he possessed a gargantuan leap and strong hands, and so could be very dominant, whether as a ruckman or forward. He gave up a promising basketball career to concentrate on football, and in the end could be well satisfied with his choice.

After just 15 games for Perth in 1994¹ Bandy had done enough to convince Fremantle coach Gerard Neesham that he had what it took to succeed in the AFL. Bandy therefore became an inaugural Docker, and over the course of his seven season stint with the club he became a firm fan favourite, not to mention an imposing on field presence, playing a total of 105 games and scoring 80 goals. He maintained his good form for the majority of his time with the Western Bulldogs, where he moved in 2002, and for whom he played a final 45 AFL games and booted 46 goals over four seasons. He rounded off his career with 40 games and 40 goals for Claremont in 2006-7.

Author - John Devaney


1. Bandy eventually played 25 games and kicked 13 goals for Perth.


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