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Kane and Lucy Cornes to host B&F

Four-time John Cahill Medallist to MC event

12:22pm  Sep 20, 2018

Cornes the premiership cup ambassador

Retired midfielder gets unique honour from league.

11:19am  Sep 7, 2015

Hall of Fame frontrunners

We look at some of the Power players who, with Kane Cornes, might get a look-in at a future Hall of Fame induction.

1:13pm  May 22, 2015

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183 cm
78 kg

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Sacred Heart College
Clubs: Port Adelaide (2000 National Draft, pick 20)
Debut: R10, 2001
Recruited from: Glenelg (SA)
Brownlow Votes: 62

Kane Cornes is arguably Port Adelaide’s most prolific AFL players. Along with premiership captain Warren Tredrea he has won four John Cahill Medals as the club’s best and fairest player and is a member of the 2004 premiership team.

Cornes is set to become the club's first AFL 300-gamer in 2015.


  • Cornes is the brother of former Port Adelaide player Chad. Both are the son of SA football great Graham Cornes who played for and coached Glenelg and South Adelaide in the SANFL, and was the first coach of the Adelaide Crows.

Season by Season

Season by Season

The veteran midfielder’s longevity is astounding. He averaged at least 20 possessions a game (24) for the 11th straight season in 2014 and has played at least 20 games a year in 11 of his past 12 campaigns. He has won an equal club-record four best and fairest awards, is Port’s AFL games record-holder and is still up there as one of the its leading hard and loose-ball getters. Last season, Cornes led the Power in short kicks (163) and handball receives 
(291) and was fourth in tackles (111). Player honours: best and fairest 2007,

Cornes played all save one game in 2013 after receiving a one-match suspension for rough conduct.

Despite this, he was as prolific as ever, topping the Power's disposals count again while adding a damaging tackle to his game and ranking as one of the club's best for the year.

He finished third in the John Cahill Medal count on the back of another consistent season where he set a new AFL games record for the club.

  • Cornes had an impressive return to form in 2012 – playing every game – and playing an exceptional season as a setup midfielder.
  • He won his fourth John Cahill Medal on the back of his season and polled again in the Brownlow Medal votes. As the club’s Mr Consistency he again topped the disposals count for the season.
  • Cornes received high praise for returning to his acclaimed tagging football with top performances on midfield heavyweights Brent Harvey (North Melbourne) and Gary Ablett (Gold Coast).
  • Cornes had a difficult season by his standards as he adjusted to a new role which went away from his traditional tagging duties.
  • Playing more on the wing and across halfback, he was sent back to Glenelg in the SANFL with a view to adapting better to the coaching panel’s new expectations.
  • He played 17 games out of a possible 23 despite spending time back at the SANFL Tigers and was serviceable in his ball-winning ability.
  • Cornes took out his third John Cahill Medal and cemented his place as the club’s Mr Consistent through a new attacking role that went beyond that of merely tagging the opposition’s best players.
  • His 36 possession, 2 goal game against the Western Bulldogs in Round 16 was a highlight in addition to a 38 possession effort against West Coast late in the year.
  • Instrumental in the Power’s late season fortunes, he was well-deserving of his third best and fairest merit and highlighted his durability as a mainstay of the Port Adelaide engine room.


By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 300
    • Kicks 12.5
    • Handballs 11.0
    • Disposals 23.5
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 89.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 25 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2013
Handballs 28 Fremantle Rd 17, 2008
Disposals 41 Western Bulldogs Rd 14, 2008
Marks 16 Gold Coast Suns Rd 4, 2013
Hit-outs 3 Geelong Cats FW1, 2004
Tackles 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 2, 2010
Goals 4 Melbourne Rd 15, 2005
AFL Fantasy 164 Hawthorn Rd 20, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF


Frees For
Frees Against
AFL Fantasy points


Draft history
2000 National Draft, Pick 20 – Port Adelaide

Recruited from

Previous Club

Junior Club
Sacred Heart College

AFL Debut
Rd 10, 2001 v Hawthorn

PAFC (AFL) cap number


50 AFL games
Rd 6, 2004 v Collingwood

100 AFL games
Rd 7, 2006 v Western Bulldogs

150 AFL games
Rd 10, 2008 v Fremantle

200 AFL games
Rd 16, 2010 v Western Bulldogs

250 AFL games
Rd 5, 2013 v West Coast

263 AFL games - new club record
Rd 12, 2013 v GWS


AFL Goals
92 (as of end 2014)

50 goals
Rd 13, 2006 v Melbourne


AFL Awards

2006, 2007

Brownlow Medal
62 votes

Hall of Fame Tribute Match Representative

AFL Premiership Player

AFL Pre-season Premiership Player
2001, 2002

Club Awards

John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest)
2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Best First Year Player

Most Improved Player

Leading Disposals
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013