Port Adelaide premiership player Chad Cornes yesterday announced his retirement from AFL after this week’s match against Collingwood at AAMI Stadium.
Port Adelaide held a press conference yesterday, where Chad Cornes, aged 31 announced he would be retiring from AFL after the Power’s game against Collingwood. He will finish his career after 238 games, having kicked about 175 goals.
Chad Cornes said “That’s it” when announcing he would be retiring not only from Port Adelaide but from AFL. He added that he would love to play footy forever, but knows his time is up “You’ve just got to realise when your time is up. I’m very much retired”, he said. Cornes said that he is very comfortable with the decision he has made and he has no thought of playing footy anywhere else.
Cornes was recruited by the Power in the 1997 National AFL Draft as first round selection and number nine overall. He played his debut match in the Showdown against Adelaide in Round 6, 1999.
Throughout his career Cornes has been a Power fan favourite and a big ball winner as a defender, midfielder and forward.
Since being recruited in 1997, Cornes has had the following achievements:
- A member of Port Adelaide’s 2004 Premiership Side
- A member of Port Adelaide’s 2 pre-season premierships
- Member of the All Australian team in 2004 and 2007
- Runner up in Port Adelaide’s best and fairest in 2007
- Third in the 2004 Brownlow Medal
Chad Cornes will be bidding farewell to the Port Adelaide faithful on Saturday night in the Powers match against Collingwood at AAMI Stadium.
Cornes is a student in fitness programs, and it is believed he may be remaining at Port Adelaide as part of Matthew Primus’s football fitness and player conditioning staff.
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