Born in Dumfries, Cammy Bell played youth football with both Queen of the South and his hometown club of Annan Athletic. His career path as a youth took him from Annan to Ayrshire in 2002, when he agreed a move to Kilmarnock where he signed his first professional contract. In 2006, his contract was extended before he made his professional debut for Montrose, where he had been sent on loan during the 2006-07 season. A cruciate injury threatened to halt his career in 2007, but the young Killie custodian overcame the odds and returned to action on loan at Queen of the South, claiming the number one shirt for the first half of the Doonhamers’ season. Later that season, he made his debut for Kilmarnock.
Within a season, Cammy had established himself as Kilmarnock’s first choice goalkeeper, still at the age of just 24. A series of impressive performances earned him two consecutive call-ups to the Scotland national team for the Euro 2012 qualifiers in 2010. He won his first Scotland cap in a friendly against the Faroe Islands in November. Cammy remained the first choice goalkeeper at Rugby Park until May 2013, when his contract expired and he moved to Rangers, where he had agreed a pre-contact in April. Making his Rangers debut in August 2013, Cammy quickly established himself as Rangers’ first choice goalkeeper and played regularly as the Ibrox club secured the SPFL League One title. A shoulder injury the following year saw him sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, ultimately losing his first team place for 2015-16.
On June 22, 2016, Cammy became United manager Ray McKinnon’s second signing of the summer after the Club secured his release from Rangers. He agreed a two year deal, keeping him at Tannadice until the summer of 2018.