Joel Corey

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Joel Corey
Joel Corey playing for Geelong.JPG
Personal information
Full name Joel Corey
Nickname(s) Smithy[1]
Date of birth (1982-02-17) 17 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team East Perth (WAFL)
Draft 8th overall, 1999
Geelong
Height/Weight 191 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Geelong
Number 11
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2000 – 2013 Geelong 276 (79)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Dream Team 1 (0)
International team honours
2004 Australia
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2008.
Career highlights

Joel Corey (born 17 February 1982) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A midfielder, 1.90 metres (6 ft 3 in) tall and weighing 87 kilograms (192 lb), Corey is able to contribute inside or outside while on the ball.

Corey is a dual Carji Greeves Medallist, two-time All-Australian, and was part of Geelong's AFL premiership-winning teams in 2007, 2009 and 2011. He was also selected in the Dream Team, a representative Australian rules football team that contested in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match, as well as being selected to represent Australia in International rules football.

Career[edit]

Corey being tackled by Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell in round 17, 2008.

Corey was drafted with Geelong's 8th pick in the 1999 draft as a 17 year old. He has since built a reputation as a tall, consistent, hard-running midfielder with an uncanny ability at clearing the ball from tight, pack situations. Corey is an important cog in the Geelong midfield, and if needed can play a defensive role within the team. Though he often goes unnoticed, Corey consistently gets the job done and because he has such a star-studded midfield around him he does not have the burden of getting the number one tag each week.

Highlights of his career to date include a 2005 Carji Greeves Medal victory, selection in the Australian International Rules team of 2004, and selection as an All-Australian in 2007 and 2008. Corey played an integral part in Geelong's record breaking 2007 Grand Final win. He is a part of the 6-man leadership group at Geelong.

Statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Corey won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2000 Geelong 11 5 2 2 39 23 62 11 8 0.4 0.4 7.8 4.6 12.4 2.2 1.6
2001 Geelong 11 14 3 4 102 36 138 39 26 0.2 0.3 7.3 2.6 9.9 2.8 1.9
2002 Geelong 11 20 5 4 198 165 363 57 61 0.3 0.2 9.9 8.3 18.2 2.9 3.1
2003 Geelong 11 22 9 6 250 157 407 78 70 0.4 0.3 11.4 7.1 18.5 3.5 3.2
2004 Geelong 11 22 9 13 242 173 415 92 75 0.4 0.6 11.0 7.9 18.9 4.2 3.4
2005 Geelong 11 21 5 11 292 205 497 120 81 0.2 0.5 13.9 9.8 23.7 5.7 3.9
2006 Geelong 11 22 8 4 298 231 529 107 64 0.4 0.2 13.5 10.5 24.0 4.9 2.9
2007 Geelong 11 25 7 9 338 312 650 119 134 0.3 0.4 13.5 12.5 26.0 4.8 5.4
2008 Geelong 11 25 6 7 339 391 730 116 138 0.2 0.3 13.6 15.6 29.2 4.6 5.5
2009 Geelong 11 23 7 4 306 356 662 106 115 0.3 0.2 13.3 15.5 28.8 4.6 5.0
2010 Geelong 11 14 2 3 153 185 338 51 71 0.1 0.2 10.9 13.2 24.1 3.6 5.1
2011 Geelong 11 21 8 5 257 262 519 77 90 0.4 0.2 12.2 12.5 24.7 3.7 4.3
2012 Geelong 11 20 3 5 189 239 428 54 103 0.2 0.3 9.5 12.0 21.4 2.7 5.2
2013 Geelong 11 22 5 3 170 288 458 72 103 0.2 0.1 7.7 13.1 20.8 3.3 4.7
Career 276 79 80 3173 3023 6196 1099 1139 0.3 0.3 11.5 11.0 22.4 4.0 4.1

Honours and achievements[edit]

Corey at Geelong's 2011 premiership victory parade.

AFL

Geelong Football Club

U18 Juniors

Milestones:

Personal life[edit]

Corey graduated from John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School in 1999. He was a junior Australian representative in baseball when he was younger, but Corey gave baseball up to pursue a football career.[3] Outside of football, Corey is a quiet, humble person who does not particularly enjoy doing interviews saying even in Primary school speaking in front of the class wasn't his forte.[1]

Corey enjoys surfing, in Torquay with teammate Cameron Ling, as he finds it "pretty peaceful, it clears your head". His nickname, Smithy, comes from the fact that his surname is also a popular boys given name. Though Corey still calls Western Australia home, he has no intentions of returning there anytime soon.[4] Corey has two dogs, a Kelpie and a Staffordshire terrier.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hanlon, Peter (6 June 2008). "The power and the Corey". realfooty.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Joel Corey's player profile at AFL Tables
  3. ^ Bernard, G, "Corey slips under the radar", heraldsun.com.au, 8 April 2006
  4. ^ Sheahan, M, "Corey seeks safety in numbers", heraldsun.com.au, 6 September 2008

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Mark McVeigh
Ron Barassi Medal
1999
Succeeded by
Andrew McDougall
Preceded by
Cameron Ling
Gary Ablett, Jr.
Carji Greeves Medal
2005
2008
Succeeded by
Paul Chapman
Gary Ablett, Jr. and Corey Enright
Preceded by
Cameron Mooney
Geelong Football Club Coach's Award
2005
Succeeded by
Paul Chapman