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Enright 2011 Premiership Parade.
|Full name||Corey Enright|
|Date of birth||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)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
Enright grew up in the town of Kimba, South Australia 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.
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, 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.
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".
At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he announced his retirement from the AFL.
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- Faulkner, Andrew (1 October 2011). "Shining star Corey Enright uncomfortable under bright lights". The Australian.
- Gullan, Scott (6 October 2011). "Corey Enright top Cat again". Herald Sun.
- "Corey Enright "most underrated player in the competition, says Chris Scott". AAP. 8 October 2011.
- Cherny, Daniel (5 October 2016). "Geelong Cats star Corey Enright announces his AFL retirement". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Corey Enright". AFL Tables. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
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