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Jordan De Goey
#2   Collingwood Magpies
Age: 22yr 8mth    Games: 71     Born: March 15, 1996    
Height: 191cm     Weight: 91kg     Position: Midfield, Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #5 2014 National Draft by Collingwood Magpies
Supercoach Price: $441,400   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $558,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2020   AFL Player Contracts
 
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Jordan De Goey Biography

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Collingwood assistant coach Brenton Sanderson credits Jordan DeGoey for turning his career around after a drink-driving incident in mid-February of 2017 threatened to derail it.

De Goey remains involved with the Salvo's project The Magpie Nest, which serves over 2500 meals a week in Melbourne's CBD, at least once a week.

"He does a lot of stuff behind the scenes that people aren't aware of, but he doesn't seek public praise for that," Sanderson said.

"A lot of that's been driven by him. He's had to earn respect back and trust back. I think it's really helped him with his humility and empathy."

Thursday, 26 July 2018
Jordan De Goey will miss two weeks of football after developing bone stress in his lower leg.

De Goey was taken off after a knock in Collingwood's win over North Melbourne and has developed soreness in his fibula during the recovery process.

Sunday, 1 July 2018
Jordan De Goey signs a two-year extension to remain at Collingwood until the end of 2020.

It was reported that North Melbourne was prepared to offer him $1 million a season for five years to lure him away from the Holden Centre, while St Kilda is also believed to have made a mega-bucks offer.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to remain at Collingwood and grateful to the people who have helped me find my way," De Goey said.

"I'm happy to have a club and some fantastic people around me that I can rely on, trust and enjoy life with. And there is clearly something building at Collingwood that I want to share in."

Monday, 18 June 2018
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he is confident Jordan De Goey will remain at Collingwood beyond 2018.

De Goey's manager Ben Niall told SEN radio there was a potential for a "godfather" offer from another club, given the versatile midfielder/forward's strong form over the past month.

"A couple of days ago, Jordy said, 'I love Collingwood, I want to stay at Collingwood’, so the manager needs to come out and say the 'godfather' thing just to have a bit of leverage," Buckley said.

"Now that's all part of the fun and games. Jordy's been first-class. He's wedded to the playing group, and the leaders in particular have stepped him through the last few years of his career, have really helped him on and off the field.

"There's a really tight bond between him and the playing group."

Thursday, 14 June 2018
Jordan De Goey's manager Ben Niall says his client would like to stay at Collingwood, but is openly fielding offers from rival clubs pending talks with the Magpies.

"If he can stay, then obviously we would like to be able to facilitate that. But if he gets a godfather offer, then what do you do?" Niall said.

"We're in that sort of situation that we're not looking to leave. We're going to try and have a conversation with Collingwood, we'll try and get a deal done, but obviously we've also got to be realistic about, if there's such a huge gap, then you've got to look at it."

Sunday, 20 May 2018
Jordan De Goey could be set for an extended period as a deep forward, after kicking a career-high six goals Collingwood's 28-point win over St Kilda.

"I think he's enjoying playing as a forward, probably a bit more than he thought he would," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

"If you've got a bloke who's going to kick fives and sixes, it's pretty hard to find those guys in the competition.

"His aerial impact, the fact he can win the ball on the ground, his speed – he's starting to understand the role more and more, too.

"He's still a young AFL footballer, still learning the caper and tricks of the trade and ways he can make life a little easier for himself and his teammates around him. He's coming along."

Thursday, 19 April 2018
St Kilda has flagged its interest in out-of-contract Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey, with the Magpie shaping as an in-demand player this year despite his off-field indiscretions.

Rival clubs believe De Goey could command around $500-600,000 per year for his next deal if the former No.5 draft pick has a consistent season for the Pies.

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Jordan De Goey will make his return from a club-imposed suspension and will play his first AFL game for 2018 against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.

Collingwood assistant coach Garry Hocking says he has personally spent time with De Goey during his suspension.

"Probably the last two or three months, I've spent some time just catching up with him, having a coffee, going to dinner, we go and watch a bit of footy just to try and make him improve as a person and as a player," Hocking said.

"He's done everything as well as he could and he's really impressed everybody since the indiscretion."

Monday, 19 March 2018
Exiled Jordan De Goey could be back playing for the Pies in round two after returning to the training track.

"He was back today. It's awesome having him back, he's a bubbly character to be around," teammate Adam Treloar said.

Friday, 9 March 2018
Jordan De Goey will no longer be able to continue his landscaping job – as part of his club-imposed indefinite suspension for drink driving – but he'll still be going to work.

The Pies have quickly moved to find De Goey 'office-bound work' meaning the midfielder will be switching tradie overalls for more corporate attire.

Thursday, 8 March 2018
Jordan De Goey won't be available for round one.

But a hamstring injury suffered at VFL training on Tuesday night, not a club-imposed suspension, is the reason as to why the Magpie won't be ready to play.

Scans to De Goey's hamstring have revealed a minor strain, which is expected to sideline the midfielder for between 2-4 weeks.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Dane Swan knows more than most about how banished Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey can turn around his career, having had his share of bad headlines in the past.

"I've spoken to him a little bit and given him my little bit of advice," Swan told SEN radio.

"You can't let that define you, you've got to let your football define you because, in the end, if he has a really good year no one is going to remember what he did in February."

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire predicts an early return banished youngster Jordan De Goey.

"He's been punished enough and he's learning his lesson," McGuire told Sportsday SA.

"We will do what's right for the club. Clearly we're not in a position where we can waste good players. We need to have everyone up and going for us to be a chance in 2018 but it is a long season."

Thursday, 22 February 2018
Exiled Jordan De Goey gave the Magpies hierarchy plenty to think about after an impressive display in their intraclub hit-out.

"Obviously an emotional week, so much for him to prove to his teammates, the coaches, the supporters and the footy world," assistant coach Brenton Sanderson said.

"To his credit, he came out with the right attitude tonight.

"He's going to have to live with that. He's going to have to cop a fair bit of scrutiny, both on and off the field, for a fair way ahead. That's a small step tonight."

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Jordan De Goey is preparing for a taste of life as a labourer, with the exiled Collingwood midfielder poised to start working on a building site in the coming days.

The 21-year-old, who has studied carpentry at the Trade Institute of Victoria, is understood to be keen to start the employment component of his drink driving sanction as soon as possible.

Despite his banishment from the club, De Goey was at the Holden Centre for Collingwood's team photo, after taking part in his first VFL training session.

Monday, 19 February 2018
Magpies president Eddie McGuire weights in on the actions of Jordan De Goey after the young midfielder lost his licence for drink-driving.

"That's unacceptable behaviour by anybody," McGuire told Triple M.

"You've got to be careful with these things not to overreact, but at the same time get the right result for society, for our club, for everybody associated (with it) and for Jordan."

Collingwood bans Jordan De Goey indefinitely from its senior team, banishing him to train with its VFL squad and also giving the midfielder a $10,000 fine for being caught drink driving.

"We clearly know what he can do on a footy field but off it is where he needs to improve and now we support him to get better in that regard," Magpies skipper Scott Pendlebury said.

Sunday, 18 February 2018
Jordan De Goey's driving licence has been suspended after he recorded a blood alcohol content of 0.095 at a random breath testing station.

De Goey has notified Collingwood of the incident and club officials will now meet to decide how the matter will be addressed.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Jordan De Goey's season has ended after the Magpies revealed he will need surgery to repair a hip flexor strain he sustained against Port Adelaide.
Monday, 24 July 2017
July 2017 has been a breakout month for Jordan De Goey who is reaping the rewards of his hard work.

The midfielder kicked a career-high four goals against West Coast to go with his career-high 32 disposals against Hawthorn in round 15.

"It's a hard game, AFL. If you can get that consistency right in your preparation you go in with great confidence about what you have done previously," De Goey said.

Monday, 3 July 2017
After being suspended in the pre-season for lying about a hand injury, Jordan De Goey says he is regaining the trust of his Collingwood teammates by performing on the field.

"I'm just trying to go out there and play my role for the team and by doing that, I think that's going to gain the trust of the team back," De Goey said after gathering a career-high 32 disposals in the Magpies' loss to Hawthorn.

"Obviously it's not going to happen overnight.

"No one wants to start a season like that, but to get back and playing now, get some consistency, it really helps."

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Jordan De Goey is ready to return to the Magpies' senior side after serving his penance for lying to the club.

De Goey has spent the past month playing in the VFL following a three-week club-imposed ban from the AFL side for misleading club officials on a broken hand he sustained in a pub fight.

"I've done my time now, so it's just up to the coaches (whether they pick me)," De Goey said.

"Yeah, (the whole experience has) been a bit frustrating overall, but it is what it is."

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Jordan De Goey will learn from the events of the past week according to Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

The 21-year-old lied to his coach about how he had broken his hand only for the truth to be revealed soon after Buckley went public with De Goey's fabricated story.

"He will learn a lot from it, but he's a good kid and he made bad decisions. We have got a plan in place for him and it is an opportunity for him to grow and to learn," Buckley said.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Collingwood suspends Jordan De Goey for three matches and fined him $5000 after the midfielder lied to the club about how he broke his hand.

De Goey is expected to miss up to a month of football with the injury and the suspension will begin only after he has recovered.

The youngster initially told the club he broke the hand playing with his dog, when he actually broke it in an incident at a St Kilda bar.

Magpies football manager Geoff Walsh said De Goey faced an uphill battle to earn back the respect of his teammates and others at the club.

"It could be a long-time," Walsh said.

"That's one thing he has total control over, he will be able to do whatever he feels he can to win that faith and trust back.

"That could be two months, it could be two years. In some people's eyes, in our organisation … some people are tough markers and they might say, 'You've lost me'."

Monday, 20 March 2017
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has jokingly suggested his players should be banned from playing with their dogs after midfielder Jordan De Goey was ruled out of the club's opening match with a broken hand.

De Goey told the club he broke his hand when it hit a door as he threw a toy to his pet dog.

The midfielder, who turned 21 last week, becomes the second Magpie to suffer an injury playing with his pet in a little over 12 months.

His teammate Jeremy Howe missed pre-season games last year after he said he had injured his finger throwing a Frisbee with his dog.

De Goey will miss the season opener against the Western Bulldogs, and several more weeks, as his hand – which has been broken before – requires surgery.

"If we don't laugh, we'll cry about it," Buckley said.

"He was playing with his dog and he went to throw a toy – it wasn't a Frisbee – and he caught his hand on the edge of a doorhandle."

Saturday, 31 December 2016
Jordan De Goey admits to being disappointed with his form in 2016.

"There's no doubt coming out of my first year and showing a bit, I didn't get as much out of my second year as I would have liked," De Goey said.

"All you want to do is perform and show that you can play at the highest level. When you're not doing it, it's extremely disappointing."

De Goey says he is working on improving his consistency and versatility for the 2017 season.

"I do something good and then I go missing for a bit, so that's been a bit frustrating," De Goey said.

"I'm never going to be solely a midfielder so that's the thing I need to work on. I need to have the ability to play both forward and in the midfield and I've got to know both roles really well."

Monday, 17 August 2015
Jordan De Goey is the round 20 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee after playing the best performance of his 13-game career against Sydney.

The tenacious onballer laid 12 tackles, collected 18 touches, launched five inside 50s and booted a goal at the SCG.

If there was one Collingwood teammate who Jordan De Goey was reluctant to tell about his NAB AFL Rising Star nomination, it was his best mate: Darcy Moore.

"I didn't want to break his heart," De Goey joked.

The Pies youngsters have enjoyed their verbal jousting this season, each teasing the other that they were yet to receive the prestigious weekly award.

But now De Goey has bragging rights.

"He'll be all right. I think he'll be happy for me," he laughed.

Thursday, 14 May 2015
Collingwood has shored up its future by re-signing young trio Jordan De Goey, Darcy Moore and Jackson Ramsay to contract extensions.

De Goey and Moore, who were both top-10 draft picks last year, were contracted to the club until the end of 2016 on the standard two-year deals presented to draftees.

But the duo have added a further two years onto their stay and will both be tied to Collingwood through to the end of 2018.

The improving Ramsay has also agreed to a new two-year deal after playing all bar one game so far this season.

"We've been lucky enough to get three of our really exciting younger players to sign up for the long-term," club football manager Neil Balme told the club's website.

"It kind of doesn't matter today, because today's about playing. But in the longer-term it's very important to us and it is to them as well, so it's really good news."

Thursday, 12 March 2015
Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury says top draft pick Jordan de Goey is an outside chance for a round one selection.

"He played well in the first NAB Challenge game, and he's certainly impressed since he's come down to the club," Pendlebury said.

"At the same time, you don't want to put too much pressure on him.

"He's a great young kid, he's doing everything right and the way he's going, he's definitely a chance for round one."

Thursday, 27 November 2014
Collingwood has followed a tried and true formula in selecting hard-at-it midfielder Jordan De Goey with its first choice in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

De Goey will tread the same path as premiership players Steele Sidebottom and former Magpie Dale Thomas in joining Collingwood via their first pick immediately after a big performance in the TAC Cup Grand Final.

De Goey kicked three goals in the Grand Final and provided the Oakleigh Chargers with a spark when the game was up for grabs, helping his team charge towards the premiership.

"He plays 360 degrees, makes really good decisions and plays forward, back and midfield," Collingwood recruiter Derek Hine said.

"He can play forward in his own right. His exposure to the elite pathway system has also been light so (there's) plenty of scope."

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