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After joining the GIANTS at the end of 2011 as a mature age recruit in a coaching and playing role, Chad Cornes was one of the GIANTS most consistent players in our inaugural season.
Cornes played 16 games in the GIANTS backline in 2012 and was awarded the Trojan Workhorse of the Year Award at the club’s inaugural best and fairest.
His most impressive performances in 2012 came in the club’s historic first win over the Gold Coast in Round 7 when Cornes racked up 28 disposals and 12 marks and in the club’s Round 2 clash with North Melbourne when the backman collected 32 disposals and ten marks.
At the end of the 2012 season, the GIANTS announced that Cornes would play on in 2013.
Chad Cornes is a 32-year-old AFL veteran who has played the majority of his football with the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Port Adelaide selected Chad with pick number nine and their first selection overall in the 1997 NAB AFL Draft. He made his AFL debut against Adelaide in Round 6, 1999 at AAMI Stadium.
Chad has shown enormous talent and versatility over his AFL career with dominant performances in the forward line, back line and midfield.
In his fourteen years with Port Adelaide, Chad has gathered a multitude of awards and impressive achievements including being a member of the 2004 Premiership side, coming third in the Brownlow Medal in 2004, being selected in the All-Australian side in 2004 and 2007, playing in the 2002 International Rules series and being nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award in Round 10, 2000.
Chad also came second in Port’s Best and Fairest Award in 2007, third in 2002, was awarded the club’s most improved player in 2002 and named their best finals player in 2005.
He was a Vice Captain at Port Adelaide from 2006 until 2008.
All Australian 2007 (Port Adelaide)
AFL Premiership 2004 (Port Adelaide)
Third in the Brownlow Medal Count 2004 (Port Adelaide)
All Australian 2004 (Port Adelaide)
International Rules Series 2002 (Port Adelaide)
NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee Round 10, 2000
Trojan Tools Workhorse of the Year Award 2012
Runner up, club best & fairest award 2007 (Port Adelaide)
Best finals player 2005 (Port Adelaide)
Third place, club best & fairest award 2002 (Port Adelaide)
Most improved player 2002 (Port Adelaide)