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By the numbers: Daniel Wells' career

Dean Lucente  July 14, 2017 11:13 AM

Wells joins the Marngrook panel Watch Collingwood recruit Daniel Wells as he joins the team on the Marngrook Footy Show ahead of his side's clash with Greater Western Sydney.

Collingwood Media breaks down the key facts and figures that help make up the story of Daniel Wells' AFL career. While most of his football has been played at North Melbourne, Wells this off-season turned in his blue and white stripes for Black and White - bringing with him an impressive resume.

– Total disposals recorded by Daniel Wells in his career.

2016 – Crossed from North Melbourne to Collingwood as an unrestricted free agent in October.

2011 – Won his first club Best and Fairest with North Melbourne.

2006 – Came runners up at North Melbourne’s Best and Fairest.

2004 – Won AFL Goal of the Year for his scissor-kick in a narrow victory against Fremantle at Subiaco.

2003 – Wells received the AFLPA Best First Year Player Award in the same year Nathan Buckley won the Brownlow Medal.

2003 – Wells received a Rising Star nominee in round 11 against Richmond.


Wells tackles David Rodan in the game he was awarded a Rising Star nomination. Picture: AFL Photos.

249 – Number of AFL games played.

181 – Height (in centimetres).

155 – Number of goals kicked in his AFL career.

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129 – Total wins Wells has been a part of.

70 – The amount of Brownlow votes received throughout his career.

67 – The number Wells wore on the back of his guernsey in Indigenous Round, 2017. The number change was designed to commemorate the 1967 referendum which recognised Indigenous Australians in the census.


Wells wearing the number 67 jumper during Indigenous Round, 2017. Picture: AFL Photos.

42 – The amount of matches played at the MCG.

34 – Highest number of disposals in a single game.

27 – Highest number of kicks in a single game.

19 – Averages a total of 19 touches a game.

18 – Number of games played in debut season.

16 – Wells’ age when he made his senior debut for Peel Thunder in the WAFL.

14 – Seasons spent by Wells at North Melbourne.

12 – The highest amount of Brownlow votes received in a single year. Wells’ career-high 12 votes came in his final year at North Melbourne before crossing to Collingwood.


Wells at the Brownlow Medal with his wife Mariangela. Picture: AFL Photos.

11 – Most marks taken in a single game.

10 – Total finals appearances made. 

6 – Number of games played so far in his first season at Collingwood.

5 – The amount of goals kicked while wearing the Black & White.

4 – Most goals scored in a single game.

3 – Times Wells has represented Australia in the International Rules Series (2003, 2008, 2013).

2 – Two-time Best and Fairest winner for North Melbourne.

2 – The number of All-Australian nominations Wells has received.

2 – Wells was selected with pick number two in the 2002 National Draft.


Wells celebrates a goal for the Magpies on ANZAC Day, 2017. Picture: AFL Photos.