Corey Enright

Corey Enright (born 14 September 1981) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He holds the outright Geelong games record, having overtaken the previous record of 325 games held by Ian Nankervis in round 19, 2016 against the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium.

Corey Enright
Enright with Geelong in 2011
Personal information
Full name Corey Enright
Date of birth (1981-09-14) 14 September 1981
Place of birth Kimba, South Australia
Original team(s) Port Adelaide (SANFL)
Draft No. 47, 1999 national draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
20012016 Geelong 332 (66)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Early life

Enright grew up in the town of Kimba, South Australia[1] and played for the Kimba District Tigers in the Eastern Eyre Football League. He was recruited from the Port Adelaide Magpies, selected by Geelong with the 47th overall pick in the 1999 National Draft.[2]

AFL career

Like many of his teammates, Enright was simply outstanding in 2007. He was among the Cats best in the thumping Grand Final win over Port Adelaide, gathering 29 possessions.

The 2008 season saw Enright become a household name with his first All-Australian selection. He was again pivotal in the Grand Final, recording 25 disposals in the Cats’ narrow loss to Hawthorn.

In 2009 after another superb season down back he got his second All-Australian team selection, this time starting on the field. He was also voted by his peers to be the league's most underrated player, as he had begun to make a name for himself as one of the league's most reliable non-key defenders with his superb overhead skills and cool, calm head.

2010 saw a third successive selection in the All-Australian team which he followed up with a fourth successive selection in 2011,[1] the last three selections as a starting back pocket.

At Geelong Corey also won his two Club Best and Fairest "Carji Greeves" Medals in the Premiership Years 2009 and 2011.[3]

He joins an elite AFL group who won multiple club best and fairest medals in premiership years. This group includes Leigh Matthews, Kevin Bartlett, Jason Dunstall, Simon Black, Michael Voss and Josh Gibson.

On the night of the 2011 Carji Greeves Medal presentation, coach Chris Scott introduced Corey Enright as "still the most underrated player in the competition".[4]

At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he announced his retirement from the AFL.[5]

Statistics

[6]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2001 Geelong 4417551168720356200.30.36.85.111.93.31.2
2002 Geelong 44163218011729754270.20.111.37.318.63.41.7
2003 Geelong 442236240174414117400.10.310.97.918.85.31.8
2004 Geelong 44901674110827150.00.17.44.612.03.01.7
2005 Geelong 44158616810927779230.50.411.27.318.55.31.5
2006 Geelong 4422112327164491139640.50.114.97.522.36.32.9
2007 Geelong 442495323226549139510.40.213.59.422.95.82.1
2008 Geelong 442562299282581133700.20.112.011.323.25.32.8
2009 Geelong 442542343285628142710.20.113.711.425.15.72.8
2010 Geelong 442411360222582136690.00.015.09.324.35.72.9
2011 Geelong 442310330183513144640.00.014.38.022.36.32.8
2012 Geelong 442223283179462126530.10.112.98.121.05.72.4
2013 Geelong 442214324166490152410.00.214.77.522.36.91.9
2014 Geelong 442284255207462114610.40.211.69.421.05.22.8
2015 Geelong 442101301183484148600.00.014.38.723.07.02.9
2016 Geelong 442342322220542130660.20.114.09.623.65.62.9
Career 332 66 46 4238 2845 7003 1836 795 0.2 0.1 12.8 8.6 21.3 5.5 2.4

References

  1. Faulkner, Andrew (1 October 2011). "Shining star Corey Enright uncomfortable under bright lights". The Australian.
  2. http://www.geelongcats.com.au/player-profile/corey-enright
  3. Gullan, Scott (6 October 2011). "Corey Enright top Cat again". Herald Sun.
  4. "Corey Enright "most underrated player in the competition, says Chris Scott". AAP. 8 October 2011.
  5. Cherny, Daniel (5 October 2016). "Geelong Cats star Corey Enright announces his AFL retirement". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. "Corey Enright". AFL Tables. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
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