Neil Cordy

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Neil Cordy
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-04-08) 8 April 1959 (age 55)
Original team Traralgon
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979-1986
1987-1993
Total -
Footscray
Sydney Swans
139 (28)
96 (4)
235 (32)

Neil Cordy (born 8 April 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer and now television presenter.

Football career[edit]

Cordy was recruited from Traralgon, Victoria. He made his AFL debut with the Footscray Football Club in 1979, and went on to play 139 games and kick 28 goals with the club until 1986, mainly playing as a winger.[1] He moved to the Sydney Swans in 1987, playing more of a defensive role, going on to play 96 games and kick 3 goals until 1993, when he retired.[1]

Media career[edit]

In 1996, Cordy became a sports reporter for Network Ten in Melbourne, and appeared in the documentary Year of the Dogs in this capacity. He has been a long-time contributor to the show Sports Tonight and the nightly sports reports on the news. He has also been a boundary rider during AFL matches for Ten, mostly in Sydney or for big games involving the Sydney Swans, such as the 2005 and 2006 Grand Finals.

He has appeared on Ten's Morning News to preview the weekend in NRL and AFL. He has also filled in as presenter of Sports Tonight, when either Brad McEwan or Rob Canning were unavailable.

Cordy is now the head AFL reporter for Sydney's The Daily Telegraph.

Personal Career[edit]

Cordy is the brother of fellow Australian rules footballers Graeme and Brian. His nephew, Ayce Cordy, currently plays for the Western Bulldogs after being selected under the father-son rule as son of Brian.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 143. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.