David Bell

David Bell

Born 21 January 1984 (Age 16 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #141)

Total appearances 144 – 10 goals

(123 League, 8 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 5 League Trophy, 1 Hillier Senior Cup, 2 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

19 December 2000 (Away Kingstonian)

Final game:

28 December 2005 (Home Cheltenham Town)

David was born in Kettering and was a product of the youth system at Rushden & Diamonds. He signed professional forms in July 2000, and made his debut in the Nationwide Trophy tie at Kingstonian in December 2000, coming on as a second half substitute. The following season, he made his League debut at Home Park, Plymouth. After turning 18, he won a regularplace in the team, making 123 Football League appearances. He played for the Republic of Ireland at Under 19 and Under 21 level and had trials at Middlesbrough.

David joined Luton Town on 12.January 2006 on a 3½ year contract after agreement was reached over a £100,000 transfer fee and won the clubs “Player of the year” title in the 2006/07 season. He went onloan to Leicester City on 27 March 2008 with the prospect of joined them on a permanent basis during the summer, but their subsequent relegation resulted in the move falling through. With Luton in financial difficulties, a fee was agreed and he signed for Norwich City on 23 July 2008 for an undisclosed sum. An ankle injury delayed his debut for the Canaries, and his first appearance for his new club came in October 2008 against Derby County. After just 20 appearances however, he joined Coventry City on 30 January 2009 for an undisclosed fee. The contract will keep him at the Ricoh Arena until the summer of 2012.  After 3 and a half years with the Sky Blues, scoring 6 goals in 98 appearances, David was released by mutual consent, and joined League One side Notts County on 19 July 2013. He made a total of 13 appearances for the Magpies, before being dropped from the side in November 2013. He was released by mutual consent on 24 January 2014, to concentrate on obtaining his coaching badges, and joined forces with several of his former Diamonds team-mates by signing for NPL Premier side King’s Lynn Town on the same day.

Appearances

2000/2001

NWT3

19.12.00

Kingstonian (A)

as sub

HSCF

10.4.01

Kettering Tn (H)

as sub

2001/2002 – squad number 28

LDV1

16.10.01

Cardiff City (A)

as sub

MCSF

6.11.01

Northampton Tn (H)

as sub

MCF

12.12.01

Peterborough (H)

as sub

D3

29.12.01

Plymouth Arg (A)

as sub

2002/2003 – squad number 18

D3

7.9.02

Southend Utd (H)

as sub

D3

21.9.02

Wrexham (H)

 

WC2

2.10.02

Coventry City (A)

 

LDV1

22.10.02

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

D3

26.10.02

Hull City (A)

 

D3

29.10.02

Boston United (H)

 

D3

2.11.02

Rochdale (A)

 

D3

9.11.02

Darlington (H)

 

FAC1

16.11.02

Kidderminster (A)

 

D3

23.11.02

Lincoln City (A)

1 goal

FAC1r

27.11.02

Kidderminster (H)

as sub

D3

30.11.02

Bristol Rovers (H)

as sub

FAC2

7.12.02

Exeter City (A)

as sub

D3

14.12.02

Macclesfield Tn (A)

 

D3

21.12.02

Carlisle Utd (H)

 

D3

26.12.02

Scunthorpe Utd (A)

 

D3

28.12.02

Oxford Utd (H)

 

D3

1.1.03

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

D3

11.1.03

Kidderminster (A)

 

D3

18.1.03

Cambridge Utd (H)

1 goal

D3

25.1.03

Oxford Utd (A)

 

D3

1.2.03

Swansea City (H)

as sub

D3

8.2.03

Darlington (A)

 

D3

22.2.03

Southend Utd (A)

 

D3

1.3.03

York City (H)

 

D3

4.3.03

Bournemouth (H)

 

D3

8.3.03

Wrexham (A)

 

D3

15.3.03

Hull City (H)

 

D3

18.3.03

Bury (A)

 

D3

22.3.03

Boston Utd (A)

 

D3

24.3.03

Rochdale (H)

 

D3

19.4.03

Carlisle Utd (A)

as sub

D3

21.4.03

Macclesfield Tn (H)

1 goal

D3

26.4.03

Leyton Orient (A)

 

D3

2.5.03

Hartlepool Utd (H)

 

2003/2004 – squad number 18

D2

9.8.03

Luton Town (A)

 

CC1

13.8.03

West Ham Utd (A)

 

D2

16.8.03

Plymouth Arg (H)

 

D2

23.8.03

Tranmere Rvrs (A)

1 goal

D2

25.8.03

QPR (H)

 

D2

30.8.03

Oldham Ath (A)

 

D2

6.9.03

Wycombe W (H)

 

D2

13.9.03

Brentford (H)

 

D2

16.9.03

Notts County (A)

 

D2

20.9.03

Bournemouth (A)

 

D2

27.9.03

Stockport Co (H)

 

D2

30.9.03

Brighton & HA (H)

 

D2

4.10.03

Barnsley (A)

as sub

D2

11.10.03

Chesterfield (H)

 

LDV1

15.10.03

Oxford Utd (A)

 

D2

18.10.03

Sheff Wed (A)

 

D2

21.10.03

Blackpool (A)

 

D2

25.10.03

Wrexham (H)

 

FAC1

8.11.03

Swansea City (A)

 

D2

13.12.03

Bristol City (H)

as sub

D2

20.12.03

Peterborough U (A)

as sub

D2

26.12.03

Swindon Town (H)

 

D2

28.12.03

Wycombe W (A)

as sub

D2

3.1.04

QPR (A)

as sub

D2

17.1.04

Plymouth Arg (A)

as sub

D2

31.1.04

Oldham Ath (H)

as sub

D2

7.2.04

Swindon Town (A)

 

D2

14.2.04

Chesterfield (A)

 

D2

21.2.04

Sheff Wed (H)

 

D2

24.2.04

Tranmere Rvrs (H)

 

D2

2.3.04

Blackpool (H)

 

D2

6.3.04

Peterborough U (H)

 

D2

12.3.04

Bristol City (A)

 

D2

16.3.04

Notts Co (H)

 

D2

20.3.04

Brentford (A)

 

D2

27.3.04

Bournemouth (H)

 

D2

3.4.04

Stockport Co (A)

 

D2

10.4.04

Barnsley (H)

 

D2

17.4.04

Grimsby Town (A)

 

D2

1.5.04

Colchester Utd (A)

 

D2

8.5.04

Port Vale (H)

 

2004/2005 – squad number 10

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

 

CCL2

21.8.04

Grimsby Town (H)

 

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

 

CCL2

28.8.04

Yeovil Town (A)

 

CCL2

30.8.04

Bristol Rovers (H)

 

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

 

CCL2

11.9.04

Oxford Utd (A)

 

CCL2

18.9.04

Cheltenham Tn (H)

 

CCL2

25.9.04

Swnsea City (A)

 

LDV1

28.9.04

Walsall (A)

 

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

 

CCL2

8.10.04

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

 

CCL2

16.10.04

Chester City (H)

 

CCL2

19.10.04

Wycombe W (A)

 

CCL2

30.10.04

Notts County (H)

 

CCL2

6.11.04

Darlington (H)

 

CCL2

20.11.04

Cambridge Utd (A)

as sub

CCL2

27.11.04

Macclesfield Tn (H)

 

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

8.12.04

Boston Utd (A)

 

CCL2

11.12.04

Mansfield Town (A)

 

CCL2

18.12.04

Scunthorpe Utd (H)

 

CCL2

26.12.04

Oxford Utd (H)

1 goal

CCL2

28.12.04

Leyton Orient (A)

 

CCL2

1.1.05

Southend Utd (A)

 

CCL2

3.1.05

Swansea City (H)

 

CCL2

8.1.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

CCL2

15.1.05

Cheltenham Tn (A)

 

CCL2

22.1.05

Leyton Orient (H)

1 goal

CCL2

29.1.05

Rochdale (A)

 

CCL2

5.2.05

Chester City (A)

 

CCL2

12.2.05

Wycombe W (H)

 

CCL2

19.2.05

Notts County (A)

 

CCL2

22.2.05

Bury (H)

1 goal

CCL2

26.2.05

Mansfield Town (H)

 

CCL2

12.3.05

Northampton Tn (H)

 

CCL2

28.3.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

CCL2

2.4.05

Yeovil Town (H)

 

CCL2

9.4.05

Bristol Rovers (A)

 

CCL2

16.4.05

Boston Utd (H)

 

CCL2

23.4.05

Darlington (A)

 

CCL2

30.4.05

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

CCL2

7.5.05

Macclesfield Tn (A)

 

2005/2006 – squad number 10

CCL2

6.8.05

Darlington (H)

1 goal

CCL2

9.8.05

Mansfield Tn (A)

 

CCL2

20.8.05

Chester City (H)

 

CC1

24.8.05

Coventry City (H)

 

CCL2

27.8.05

Lincoln City (H)

 

CCL2

29.8.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

LDV1

18.10.05

Southend Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

22.10.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

as sub

     

1 goal

CCL2

29.10.05

Barnet (A)

 

FAC1

6.11.05

Halifax Town (A)

 

CCL2

11.11.05

Boston Utd (H)

 

FAC1r

15.11.05

Halifax Town (H)

 

CCL2

26.11.05

Darlington (A)

1 goal

FAC2

3.12.05

Leyton Orient (H)

 

CCL2

6.12.05

Carlisle Utd (H)

 

CCL2

10.12.05

Mansfield Tn (H)

 

CCL2

17.12.05

Chester City (A)

 

CCL2

26.12.05

Leyton Orient (A)

 

CCL2

28.12.05

Cheltenham Tn (H)

 
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