Kane Graham Cornes
R751750 6240803
Date of Birth
183 cm, 81 kg
Midfield, Tagger
R10, 2001
Junior Club
Sacred Heart College
Recruited From
Port Adelaide (2001-)
Port Adelaide (2000 National Draft, pick 20)

Kane Cornes is a former footballer for Port Adelaide in the AFL. He has been crowned All Australian 2 times and has played in 2 AFL Grand Finals. Cornes was the first Power player to reach 300 AFL games. Midway through the 2015 AFL Season, Cornes announced his retirement from football and took a position as a with the Metropolitan Fire Service. At the end of the 2015 SANFL Season, Cornes took a role as a development coach for the Glenelg Football Club.

SANFL CareerEdit

Cornes played for Glenelg before playing for the Power. Cornes played in 36 matches for the Tigers.

2016: Development CoachEdit

At the end of the 2015 SANFL Season, Cornes took a position as a development coach at Glenelg and noticed a development in the Bays in the second half of the 2015 season under Matthew Lokan. Cornes' brother Chad was announced has head coach of the Port reserves at the end of the 2015 season.

AFL CareerEdit

Cornes' was drafted from Glenelg to Port Adelaide in 2000, and played his first game in Round 10, 2001 against Hawthorn. Cornes' proved to be a reliable player in the midfield with 81 Disposals in 2001. In 2004, Cornes had a total of 499 Disposals proving his spot in the 2004 Grand Final. Cornes' continued to dominate in the field especially in 2008 were he collected a career best of 41 disposals against the Western Bulldogs.

2001: First YearEdit

Cornes made his debut against Hawthorn in Round 10 collecting 9 disposals and 3 kicks and would play another 6 games for the Power. He was awarded the 'Best First Year Player' award. He also played in the 2001 AFL Pre-season Premiership.


Playing a total of 15 games for the Power, Cornes averaging 12.6 disposals a game totaling 190 disposals for the year, becoming a regular on the side. He played in the 2002 AFL Pre-season Premiership.


Playing in 22 games for the side, Cornes averaging 12.7 disposals a game cementing his place in the side.

2004:Premiership WinEdit

Cornes was averaging 20 disposals a game in 2004 becoming a key midfielder which help Port Adelaide win its first AFL Grand Final against Brisbane. He was one of the best on ground. He was awarded 'Most Improved Player'.


Averaging 24.6 disposals a game Cornes playing in 24 games for the Season. Cornes made it on the All-Australian squad, the only Port Adelaide player to. He had the most disposals for the club.

Career StatsEdit

Season Club Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Hit-outs Frees For Frees Against Tackles Goals Behinds
2014 Port Adelaide
2013 Port Adelaide 341 289 360 127 0 26 17 107 5 4
2012 Port Adelaide 282 278 560 124 0 20 22 65 5 6
2011 Port Adelaide 180 194 374 70 1 14 16 58 1 1
2010 Port Adelaide
2009 Port Adelaide
2008 Port Adelaide
2007 Port Adelaide
2006 Port Adelaide
2005 Port Adelaide
2004 Port Adelaide
2003 Port Adelaide
2002 Port Adelaide
2001 Port Adelaide


AFL Award
All-Australian 2005, 2007
Brownlow Medal Total Votes: 49
Hall of Fame Tribute Match Representative 2008
AFL Premiership Player 2004
AFL Pre-season Premiership Player 2001, 2002
Club Award
John Cahill Medal (Best and Fairest) 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Best First Year Player 2001
Leading Disposals 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Most Improved Player 2004