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Feature: Joel Corey

We take a snapshot of Joel Corey's 14 years at the Geelong Cats

9:30am  Oct 10, 2013

An unforgettable journey

Joel Corey speaks about his time at the Geelong Cats

11:46am  Oct 9, 2013

Cats legend hangs up boots

Triple premiership player Joel Corey has called it a day on his 276 game career

10:27am  Oct 9, 2013

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Joel
Corey

Height
191 cm
DOB
17-02-1982
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2000
Games
2014
-
Career
276
Goals
2014
-
Career
79
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
-
Avg
-
JoelCorey

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Girrawheen Koondoola
Clubs: Geelong
Debut:
2000
Recruited from: East Perth
Brownlow Votes: 91

Outlook

The veteran midfielder and clearance specialist had a mixed 2012 season. Started slowly, then found his best form in rounds 16 and 17, before a hamstring injury slowed him down again. Played 20 games in all and gathered the second-most handballs of any Geelong player (227). Entering the last year of his contract.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Played 22 games incl all three finals
 
Had 14 games with 20+ disposals
 
Season high 30 possessions came in rd 8 vs Collingwood
 
Was the 44th 30+ disposal game of his career
 
Had 10+ contested possessions 11 times
 
Kicked two goals and laid 10 tackles in rd 14 win over Freo
 
Played in his 23rd final in PF vs Hawks
 
Averaged 23.7 possessions per game in finals, which exceeds career average of 22.5
 
Finished his career with 276 games and 79 goals
 
Ranked sixth in games played with the Cats
 
Played in 182 wins, second most in club history

Season by Season

  • Played 21 games and two finals
  • Played in fourth GF and won third premiership
  • Had 25 possession in GF win
  • Finished runner up in B & F
  • Had over 500 disposals for the fifth time in his career
  • Kicked eight goals, his most since 2006
  • Polled 11 Brownlow votes
  • Had 16 games with 20+ disposals
  • 150th career win came in rd 19 win over Melb. Had 35 possessions in the win
  • Led the Cats in handballs and ranked 18th in the AFL
  • Limited to 14 games due to knee injury suffered in preseason
  • Played his 200th game in rd 1 win over Essendon
  • Gathered 20+ possessions in 11 of 14 games
  • Season best 37 disposals came in rd 4 win over Port Adelaide
  • Was among the best in preliminary final with 30 disposals
  • Played in his second premiership and third consecutive grand final
  • Named deputy vice captain
  • Produced an amazing season with 25+ disposals in 23 of his 25 games, and 30+ eight times
  • Averaged over 29 possessions in finals series
  • Had 29 possessions and six tackles in GF and 34 possessions in PF
  • Produced a career best 39 possession and 27 handballs in rd 21 vs Dogs
  • Also had 38 possessions in rd 20 vs Sydney
  • Ranked 7th in AFL in disposals, 5th in handballs, 17th in tackles and 6th in free kicks
  • Captained Geelong in rds 5 & 6 when both Harley and Ling were missing with injury
  • Member of NAB Cup winning team

 

  • Another outstanding season from Joel saw him earn All Australians election for second straight year
  • Won Geelong best & fairest for second time
  • Played in second AFL grand final
  • His 730 possessions led the AFL and were the 10th highest total of all time
  • His 391 handballs were 2nd in AFL and 9th highest of all time
  • Also finished 6th in AFL with 339 kicks and 4th in tackles with 138
  • Gathered 30 or more disposals in 15 of 25 games, including 30 on grand final day
  • Career best 37 possessions came in rd 21 win over Nth Melb
  • Played for dream team vs. Victoria in AFL hall of fame game
  • Was named in WA state of origin team for fourth time
  • Polled Brownlow votes in nine games and finished with 15 votes
  • Averaged 30 possessions in his three finals

 

  • Capped memorable season with first premiership medal. Had 25 possessions and eight tackles on grand final day
  • Named to All Australian team for first time and finished 6th in best & fairest
  • Ranked 3rd in AFL with 650 possessions, 2nd in tackles with 134, 4th in handballs with 312 and 2nd in free kicks with 46
  • Played his 150th game in preliminary final win over Collingwood, finishing with 31 possessions and eight tackles
  • Polled 12 Brownlow votes. His combined tally of 63 with Bartel (29) and Ablett (22) is most by three team mates in history of the medal
  • Had 20 + disposals in 21 of 25 games
  • Kicked two goals vs. Bulldogs in rd 16, first multiple goal game of his career
  • Twice had career best 12 tackles (vs. Lions & Rich)
  • Was named in WA state of origin team for third time

 

  • Played all 22 games and was 7th in best & fairest
  • Had 20+ disposals in 18 games
  • Was 18th in AFL with 529 possessions
  • Polled 10 Brownlow votes
  • Kicked 4th qtr goal that gave Cats lead in NAB Cup grand final win over Crows
  • Was named in WA state of origin team for second time

 

  • Played 21 games including both finals
  • Won first club best & fairest award and also the coach’s award
  • 100th game came in rd 20 vs. Melbourne
  • Had 36 disposals in rd 18 vs. Essendon
  • Was named in WA state of origin team for first time
  • Polled 11 Brownlow votes

 

  • Played 22 games including all three finals
  • Finished 6th in best & fairest
  • Played for Australia against Ireland in international rules series
  • Played in Wizard Cup grand final vs. St Kilda

 

  • Played all 22 games for the first time in his career
  • Placed 9th in best & fairest
  • Had 30 possessions and six tackles vs. Nth Melb in rd 2
  • Enjoyed a 40 point win in his 50th game in rd 11 vs. Carlton

 

  • Played 20 of 22 games
  • Named as most determined and most dedicated player
  • Ranked 9th in best & fairest

 

  • Made AFL debut in rd 17 clash with St Kilda at Telstra Dome
  • Played in elimination final against Hawthorn
  • First AFL goal came against Crows in his second game

 

  • Made senior WAFL debut foe East Perth and played 11 games
  • Named to All Australian U18 team after representing WA at national titles
  • Played for Australia vs. Ireland in U17 international rules series

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 276
    • Kicks 11.5
    • Handballs 10.9
    • Disposals 22.4
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.7
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 85.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2006
Handballs 27 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2009
Disposals 39 Western Bulldogs Rd 21, 2009
Marks 11 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2006
Hit-outs 5 North Melbourne Rd 7, 2011
Tackles 13 Sydney Swans Rd 23, 2012
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 14, 2013
AFL Fantasy 164 Melbourne Rd 19, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2013 Geelong Cats 170 288 458 72 6 21 16 103 5 3 1726
2012 Geelong Cats 189 239 428 54 15 18 35 103 3 5 1570
2011 Geelong Cats 257 262 519 77 29 25 27 90 8 5 1912
2010 Geelong Cats 153 185 338 52 21 24 16 71 2 3 1281
2009 Geelong Cats 306 356 662 106 34 42 29 115 7 4 2443
2008 Geelong Cats 339 391 730 116 13 49 30 138 6 7 2714
2007 Geelong Cats 338 312 650 118 22 47 29 134 7 9 2561
2006 Geelong Cats 298 231 529 107 12 31 22 64 8 4 1962
2005 Geelong Cats 292 205 497 119 16 28 18 81 5 11 1998
2004 Geelong Cats 242 173 415 92 12 26 19 75 9 13 1696
2003 Geelong Cats 250 157 407 78 7 19 17 70 9 6 1613
2002 Geelong Cats 198 165 363 57 8 17 17 61 5 4 1347
2001 Geelong Cats 102 36 138 39 2 8 6 26 3 4 613

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Playing record

AFL
Geelong: 276 games, 79 goals
NAB Cup
Geelong: 31 games, 9 goals
VFL
Geelong: 20 games, 10 goals
WAFL
East Perth: 11 games, 3 goals

Milestone Games

 

Milestone

versus

round

venue

result

AFL debut

St Kilda

rd 17, 2000

Telstra

L 24

Finals debut

Hawthorn

EF, 2000

Telstra

L 9

50th game

Carlton

rd 11, 2003

Telstra

W 40

100th game

Melbourne

rd 20, 2005

Skilled

L 1

150th game

Collingwood

PF, 2007

MCG

W 5

200th game

Essendon

rd 1, 2010

MCG

W 31

250th game

Adelaide

rd 18, 2012

Simonds

W 27

 

Draft History

Selected by Geelong with 8th pick in 1999 national draft

Vs. Opponents

Joel Corey history vs. opponents 2000-12

 

Opponent

Gms

Kicks

HB

Marks

Poss

Goals

Beh

HO

Tack

FF

FA

Adelaide

19

208

179

68

387

4

8

10

90

30

21

Brisbane

18

210

175

65

385

10

4

16

74

24

23

Carlton

13

136

144

46

280

1

4

7

41

19

16

Collingwood

15

181

202

59

383

5

4

16

59

18

21

Essendon

12

171

130

62

301

4

6

6

37

15

15

Fremantle

18

228

201

76

429

4

8

12

80

29

17

Gold Coast

3

36

30

12

66

0

1

4

12

3

2

Hawthorn

16

231

173

75

404

5

6

15

72

31

23

Melbourne

19

201

197

69

398

6

5

14

69

22

8

Nth Melb

17

184

198

76

382

5

3

11

79

26

16

Port Adel

17

215

188

66

403

6

3

12

63

31

19

Richmond

15

189

158

71

347

5

8

21

58

15

13

St Kilda

22

246

227

85

473

6

4

17

78

19

18

Sydney

17

185

173

65

358

3

3

7

94

20

14

West Coast

16

171

148

58

319

2

6

10

66

16

24

W- Bulldogs

17

211

212

74

423

8

4

13

64

16

19

 

Awards

AFL

All Australian 2007, 2008

Geelong

Best and fairest 2005, 2008
Runner up best & fairest
2011
Most determined and most dedicated player
2002
Coach's award 2005

Premierships

NAB Cup 2006 (Geelong dft. Adelaide)
AFL 2007 (Geelong dft Port Adelaide)
NAB Cup 2009 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)
AFL 2009 (Geelong dft. St Kilda)
AFL 2011 (Geelong dft. Collingwood)

Representative Honours

Dream Team vs Victoria 2008
Australia vs. Ireland International Rules Series
2004
Western Australia state of origin
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
All Australian U18
1999
Western Australia U18
1999
Under 17 international rules 1999