Geelong champion Corey Enright has announced his retirement.
The 35-year-old enjoyed another brilliant season in his final year at the Cats, winning his sixth All-Australian guernsey.
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Enright played a club record 332 AFL games for Geelong, breaking Ian Nankervis’ record of 325 games in Round 19 this year.
He played an integral part in Geelong’s premierships in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
“It has been a privilege to play for this great club and alongside so many champions,” Enright said.
“Obviously the success we have enjoyed over the past 17 years has been a highlight, but the friendships and relationships that I have made over my time with the club will endure for the rest of my life, and that in itself is a highlight.
“I would like to thank everyone from the Geelong Football Club, from teammates, to coaches and staff, for making it such a memorable time in my life. While football is a serious business, my time at the club has been very enjoyable and I have always looked forward to coming through the doors each day.
“The supporters have been amazing and very vocal and passionate and we are lucky as a club to have such a loyal following.
“Finally, I would like to thank my family for their support and the sacrifices they have made over the past 17 years. Without their support I could not have enjoyed the playing career that I have had.
“I will now take some time now to assess what the future holds.”
Enright penned the following email to members prior to making his announcement public:
Finals games: 24
Premierships: Three (2007, 09, 11)
Recruited: Pick 47, 1999 National Draft
All-Australians: Six (2008, 09, 10, 11, 13, 16)
Club best and fairests: Two (2009, 2001)