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Key Facts

Full name
Kane Graham Cornes

Known as
Kane Cornes

5 January 1983 (age 41)

Place of birth
Adelaide, SA (5000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 148d
Last game: 32y 139d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 39, 18

Recruited from
Glenelg (2001)

State of origin

Family links
Graham Cornes (Father)Chad Cornes (Brother)

Kane Cornes

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideAFL2001-2015300930.3150%12.5011.035.1962

AFL: 11,139th player to appear, 101st most games played, 1,171st most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 61st player to appear, 2nd most games played, 22nd most goals kicked

Kane Cornes commenced his senior football with Glenelg before following older brother Chad to Port Adelaide, where he made his AFL debut in 2001. Of smaller stature and lighter frame than Chad he has inevitably tended to be used differently, at first mainly as a 'run with' defender, but more recently across centre or on the ball. He was one of the Power's best players in their 2004 Grand Final win over Brisbane, and the following year was included in the AFL All Australian team for the first time. He made the team again in 2007, the same season that saw him claim the John Cahill Medal as Port's best and fairest player. He won the Medal again the following year and once more in 2010.

Cornes continued to play fine football for the Power over the next few seasons, and was a pivotal member of Port's resurgence in the Ken Hinkley years that began in 2013. In 2015, Cornes was presented with a career opportunity as a fireman and, with his form waning slightly, he decided to hang up the boots. He played his 300th and final match against Richmond in round eight of that year, becoming the first player to play 300 games for the Power. 

Author - John Devaney, with updates by Andrew Gigacz


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