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Corey Enright

Last played for Geelong Cats in 2016
Games: 332     Born: September 14, 1981     Origin: Port Adelaide
Playing Height: 187cm     Playing Weight: 90kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #47 1999 National Draft by Geelong Cats
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Corey Enright Biography

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Corey Enright will remain at Geelong in 2017 after accepting a role as development coach.

Enright will work closely with the club's younger players having played an informal role in that space during his playing days.

"The club always showed great faith in me and they have again in giving me an opportunity to take on a new career path," Enright said.

"I have great respect for the coaches at the club and look forward to learning more in this role.

"It is an exciting time with so many players coming through the system, and to work with the players to help them improve will be a challenge I am looking forward to."

Thursday, 6 October 2016
Corey Enright says going out on a high with a sixth All Australian selection to his name was a decisive factor in his decision to retire.

"I'm proud of the fact that I can go out on my terms and, I guess, I'm still playing good footy," Enright said.

"That's something that sits pretty well with me."

The champion defender exits the AFL as Geelong's games record holder (332 matches) and with a place among the club's greatest ever players.

"It wasn't easy, playing in a preliminary final and getting so close and being a realistic chance to contend again (next season)."

Patrick Dangerfield adds another award to his long list of 2016 individual accolades, claiming his first 'Carji' Greeves Medal in his maiden season at Geelong, becoming the fifth Cat to win the Brownlow-Carji double in the same season.

Dangerfield was named as the Cats' best in eight of his 24 games, polling 253 votes to beat out skipper and All Australian teammate Joel Selwood (238).

"It's incredible and it's a proud moment for me," Dangerfield said upon accepting the award.

"It's been a whirlwind 12 months but what an incredible football club to play for.

"The most important thing when you move from one club to another is that you want to endear yourself to your teammates and I tried to learn the Geelong way as quickly as possible."

Retiring champion Corey Enright, who earned his sixth All Australian selection in his 17th and final season, rounded out the podium (234.5).

Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Corey Enright announces his retirement after 332 AFL matches.

Enright bows out as one of the most decorated Geelong players in club history, finishing his career after earning a sixth All Australian gong this season making him just the second player in the AFL era to end his career in an All Australian year.

"It has been a privilege to play for this great club and alongside so many champions," Enright said.

"Obviously the success we have enjoyed over the past 17 years has been a highlight, but the friendships and relationships that I have made over my time with the club will endure for the rest of my life, and that in itself is a highlight."

Friday, 23 September 2016
Corey Enright breaks down in tears after the Cats' crushing preliminary finals exit against the Swans, raising questions over the veteran defender's future.

Enright, Geelong's games record-holder, made his sixth All Australian team this season but is yet to decide whether to play on in 2017 or call an end to a decorated career.

"We certainly hope not," club captain Joel Selwood told Channel Seven after the match when asked if Enright would retire.

"He's given the football club so much for so long, and he'll make his decision when he wants to."

Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Fresh from breaking Geelong's games record with a best on ground performance against Adelaide, Corey Enright says he hasn't decided if he will play on in 2017.

"You'll probably have to wait and see really because form can change quite quickly," Enright said.

Enright said he never imagined he would break the club's record with 325 senior games when he first arrived at the Cattery.

"For anyone who saw me when I first came down I wasn't very good and I didn't think I was going to hang around too long. It took me 18 months to find my feet and settle down," Enright said.

"I was homesick and I was playing catch-up to the rest of the guys that got drafted we had seven guys that got drafted that year.

"I was coming from a low base, I suppose, and I had to put in a lot of work."

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Mark Blicavs are new additions to Geelong's leadership group for 2016.

The trio join existing leaders Joel Selwood, Harry Taylor and Tom Hawkins while veterans Corey Enright and Andrew Mackie have stepped down to make room for the new members.

Selwood will be captain for the fifth successive season while Taylor remains vice-captain.

Friday, 11 September 2015
Corey Enright has decided to play on in 2016 for Geelong, a decision which could see him become the Cats' games record holder.

"The club made me an offer earlier in the year but I wanted to wait until the end of the season before making a decision," Enright said.

"My body feels good and the coaches are happy with the way I am playing and I am keen to go on."

Geelong's football manager Steve Hocking said the club was thrilled with Enright's decision.

"Corey is a much respected member of our club both internally and by our supporters," Hocking said.

"He is one of our key leaders and he continued to play good and consistent footy through this season.

"In the end his form, desire and leadership remains and we expect that to serve us well in 2016."

Sunday, 21 June 2015
Geelong games record holder Ian Nankervis says he'd be more than happy if Corey Enright decided to play on in 2016 and broke his record.

"That's a possibility and it couldn't go to a more deserving sort of player, he's someone special," Nankervis said.

Saturday, 20 June 2015
Corey Enright will become just the third Cat to play 300 games this weekend, joining Ian Nankervis and John 'Sam' Newman.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Geelong coach Chris Scott says Corey Enright's positive influence on his developing teammates is something for Geelong to consider when making a decision about his playing future.

"The situation at the moment is that we've both agreed to keep an open mind," Scott said.

"There's a lot more to consider than just how the individual performs in their last year or two as well.

"The influence 'Boris' has over our group as a whole and the way he's adapted to the changes in our game over the past five or six years have meant that his contribution to the development of our young players has been massive."

Monday, 15 June 2015
On the eve of his 300th game and still in superb form, Corey Enright says he is not yet contemplating retirement after 2015.

"I'm not really thinking too far ahead. I came into this year just trying to enjoy everything that came along so this week will be big and I will try to enjoy it as best we can," Enright said.

Enright said his unique ability to both restrict his opponent and win disposals was something that came with experience.

"It comes with playing games. You build confidence the more times you can do it, and the more situations you can put yourself in the better understanding you have," Enright said.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Corey Enright says he will almost certainly retire at the end of the 2015 season.

"Unless circumstances change extraordinarily I would think that this would be my last year," Enright said.

Enright said this year's pre-season had been a little easier to get through mentally knowing it was likely to be his last.

"I sort of went in with a pretty clear mind that whatever came across this year I would just try to embrace it and enjoy it," Enright said.

"It could be the last time that you do a lot of these things, so for me it was quite refreshing. I was just going out there trying to enjoy it as much as I can.

"It's hard to enjoy it when you're slogging out running laps but I went in with that mindset, which probably helped."

Monday, 9 March 2015
Joel Selwood will lead the Cats for a fourth season after the club revealed a reduced leadership group for 2015.

Harry Taylor has been named vice-captain, while Tom Hawkins and Andrew Mackie remain in the group.

In what is expected to be his last AFL season, veteran Corey Enright has returned to the group after a two-year absence.

Steve Johnson, Mathew Stokes, James Kelly and Mitch Duncan have been left out of the reduced squad.

"We look forward to working together. We've got a job to do and we're really looking forward to getting down to it," Selwood said.

Monday, 1 September 2014
Corey Enright will play on into a 15th season, with the star defender set to sign a one-year deal to remain at the Cats in 2015.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tom Lonergan will miss at least a week after suffering concussion against North Melbourne.

"Tommy won't get up," Cats football manager Neil Balme said.

"Unfortunately, there hasn't been enough time to go through the process with him.

"There's an argument that he could be OK by game-time, but we just don't take that sort of risk."

Saturday, 19 April 2014
Marty Gleeson's skills and ability to run and create off half-back so far in 2014 have drawn comparisons to Geelong's Corey Enright.

"I don't know about that," Gleeson said.

"Corey Enright is obviously a legend of the game, if I could be half as good as him I'd be very happy. He's been a great player for over 12 years so he's definitely someone I look up to."

Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Corey Enright's medial ligament injury will keep him out of the Cats' preliminary final against Hawthorn after the All-Australian defender failed to train on Wednesday.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Corey Enright still hopes to overcome a medial ligament injury to play a part in the Cats' remaining finals.

"It's hard to say [whether I'll play]. It's just day-by-day. I've just got to keep doing what I can do each day and see what happens later in the week," Enright said.

"It's improving each day, so that's good. It's all you can ask at this stage."

Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Corey Enright has achieved a virtual win at the Tribunal on Tuesday night, despite failing to have his striking charge overturned.

Already ruled out of Friday night's semi-final against Port Adelaide because of a knee injury, Enright was handed a one-match suspension for a hit on Fremantle's Chris Mayne during the Cats' qualifying final loss at the weekend.

The offence drew 125 demerit points, meaning Enright will have 25 points left on his record after serving the one-match ban.

Had he pleaded guilty to the offence, Enright would have been available to play this week, but he would have been left with 93.75 demerit points on his record.

Given a medial ligament strain will prevent him from facing the Power anyway, Enright could only gain by challenging on Tuesday night.
Monday, 9 September 2013
A medial ligament injury will likely keep Corey Enright out for the rest of the 2013 finals although Geelong remain optimistic on the key defender returning to the side should the Cats defeat Port Adelaide in a semi final this week.

"As we expected it's a medial ligament strain - it's not terrible but he'll definitely miss this week," Cats football manager Neil Balme said.

"There's no certainty about further [time] at this stage. There's still some reasonable hope for him."

Monday, 5 August 2013
Corey Enright is the latest Geelong player to be cited by the Match Review Panel although the star defender has escaped with a fine after being booked for standing on the leg of North Melbourne defender Scott Thompson.

The incident occurred during the dying minutes of the Cats' loss to the Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

Sunday, 5 May 2013
Corey Enright tallies 28 disposals, 11 marks and a goal in his 250th game in a win against Richmond.

"He's probably the best small defender of our era," Scott said post-match.

"That's not just my opinion, that's the opinion of people who have been around football for a very long time."

Thursday, 27 September 2012
Geelong has offered one-year deals to premiership players Paul Chapman, Josh Hunt and Corey Enright, all of whom will play on in 2013.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Corey Enright has won his second Carji Greeves Medal, topping the Cats' best and fairest count narrowly ahead of Joel Corey.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Cameron Ling will lead Geelong's premiership defence as captain this season, with an expanded leadership group behind him.

"It's got a bit of romanticism to it - Cameron supported the Cats when he was a kid, played for St Josephs, played for the Falcons, played for our VFL team, played for our AFL team, became an All-Australian, has finished in the top-four seven times in our best-and-fairest and is a dual premiership player both in the pre-season comp and the home-and-away season," Cats chief executive Brian Cook said.

"It speaks volumes for him - not only does he meet his commitments on the field and off the field, but he displays great values."

Cameron Ling will head Geelong's leadership group that includes Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Joel Corey, Corey Enright, Joel Selwood, James Kelly and Harry Taylor. Kelly and Taylor are new additions to the group for 2010.

Friday, 2 October 2009
Dual premiership players Gary Ablett and Corey Enright have tied for the 2009 Geelong best and fairest award.

The win is Enright's first while Ablett has now won two best and fairest awards in Geelong's two recent premiership years.

Gary Ablett says he is happy to share the Carji Greeves Medal for Geelong's best and fairest with teammate Corey Enright.

"I was hoping that it would be a draw at the end," he said.

"I didn't want to pip him by a few, and I was hoping he didn't pip me by a few, so it's great to have a draw. He's had a consistent season and a great year and he well deserves the medal."

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