Dean Bell

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Dean Cameron Bell
Born
Sunday, 29th April, 1962
Current Age
59 years and 180 days
Place Of Birth
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

Man Of Steel Award
1992
Lance Todd Trophy
1993

Known Family Links

Cousin
Clayton Friend
Uncle
Ian Bell
Father
Cameron Bell

Biography

Rated the best centre in the world by former NZ coach Graham Lowe in the late 1980s, the Kiwi Test star’s time with Easts was marred by suspension and injury. Bell, who made the first of 26 Test appearances in 1983, first played in England with the Carlisle club in 1982-83. The fiery winger/centre turned out for Leeds in 1983-86 before returning to Easts for the part of the 1988 season. Bell mellowed and matured as a player, and captained the Kiwis to a Test win over Great Britain that year. He later led the champion Wigan club during its dominance of English club football in 1991-94. After a decade with Wigan, Bell returned to NZ in 1995 to become the inaugural captain of the Auckland Warriors before seeing out his career with Leeds in 1996. Bell is on the Wigan RL Club executive and is in charge of youth development at the club.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1983-89 26 11 -   - 44 16 9 1 61.54% List
Overall 1983-1989 26 11 0   0 44 16 9 1 61.54% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Rest Of The World 1988 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1988 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1983-1989 8 1 -   - 4 5 2 1 62.50% List
Overall 1985-1989 8 1 0   0 4 5 2 1 62.50% List


Representative

England - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Cumbria 1982 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1982 1 0 0   0 - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1985 17 5 -   - 20 7 7 3 41.18% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1986 14 2 -   - 8 6 8 0 42.86% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1988 10 1 -   - 4 4 5 1 40.00% List
Auckland ARL 1995 19 3 -   - 12 11 8 0 57.89% List
Overall 1985-1995 60 11 0   0 44 28 28 4 46.67% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Eastern Suburbs 1985-86, 1988 41 8 -   - 32 17 20 4 41.46% List
Warriors 1995 19 3 -   - 12 11 8 0 57.89% List
Overall 1985-1995 60 11 0   0 44 28 28 4 46.67% List

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Carlisle Championship 1982/83 23 11 -   - 33 4 18 1 17.39% List
Leeds Championship 1983/84 22 4 -   - 16 13 6 3 59.09% List
Wigan Championship 1986/87 41 21 -   - 84 38 3 0 92.68% List
Wigan Championship 1987/88 19 8 -   - 32 16 3 0 84.21% List
Wigan Championship 1988/89 32 15 -   - 60 26 6 0 81.25% List
Wigan Championship 1989/90 31 11 -   - 44 24 6 1 77.42% List
Wigan Championship 1990/91 36 11 -   - 44 28 6 2 77.78% List
Wigan Championship 1991/92 32 11 -   - 44 28 4 0 87.50% List
Wigan Championship 1992/93 37 15 -   - 60 34 3 0 91.89% List
Wigan Championship 1993/94 15 - -   - - 12 3 0 80.00% List
Leeds Super League 1996 0 1 -   - 4 nan% List
Overall 1982-1996 288 108 0   0 421 223 58 7 77.43% List

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Carlisle 1982 23 11 -   - 33 4 18 1 17.39% List
Leeds 1983 22 4 -   - 16 13 6 3 59.09% List
Wigan 1986-93 243 21 -   - 84 206 34 3 84.77% List
Overall 1982-1996 288 108 0   0 421 223 58 7 77.43% List

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