With Kane Corners announcing earlier today that he will retire from AFL after his 300th game against Richmond in two weeks time, we take a brief look back at his glittering career.
Kane is the son of legendary South Australian football icon, Graham Cornes, who played for and coached both Glenelg and South Adelaide in the SANFL, before becoming the first ever AFL coach of the Adelaide crows.
Cornes was drafted from Glenelg/Sacred Heart College, with pick 20 in the 2000 national draft. He is the younger brother of Chad Cornes, who was drafted to the club in 1997, who would also become an icon of the club.
The younger of the two Corners brothers is known for his outstanding longevity and consistency, averaging 20 disposals for an 11th straight season in 2014, and averaging 23.4 disposals for his career.
He has also managed to play at least 20 games in 11 of the past 12 seasons. Amazingly, he has also been the leading possession getter for the Power for nine and of the past ten seasons.
The Port veteran was a member of the Port Adelaide Pre-season Premiership teams in 2001 and 2002 and a member of the club’s first ever AFL Premiership team in their 40 point Grand Final victory over the Brisbane Lions in 2004.
He is the games record holder at Port Adelaide, a four time best and fairest winner with the club and the VFL/AFL games record holder in a number 18 jersey.
The Adelaide native was named in the All-Australian side in 2006 and 2007.
The Cornes brothers are also only the third set of brothers to play 550 VFL/AFL games.