Fiasco Sports says… Corey Enright is an underrated star

When you think of the best players at Geelong over the past decade, some of the names that come to mind are Ablett, Bartel, and Johnson, but one that is forgotten far to often is Enright.

Source: Pat Scala/ The Age

Source: Pat Scala/ The Age

While all good sides need their superstars, they also need those unsung heroes and this is where Corey Enright has come in at Geelong in the past 16 years.

 

Over this time Enright has established an incredible career, and he will undoubtedly be looked upon as arguably the best small defender in the past decade.

 

In his 299th AFL game on Friday night, Enright was best on ground for the Cats, racking up 29 touches, 14 intercept possessions, nine marks, two tackles, and countless one percenters in defence.

 

This performance summed up how important the defender has been to the Cats as he approaches his 300 game milestone.

 

Drafted at pick 47 in the 1999 draft from the Port Adelaide Magpies, Enright has gone on to achieve what many AFL players can only dream of accomplishing.

 

The ever reliable defender was an important member of the Cats premierships in 2007, 2009, and 2011, while he has also been selected in the All-Australian team five times.

 

He is also a two time best and fairest winner at Geelong, claiming the award in both 2009 and 2011, beating out his much more fancied team mates Gary Ablett jnr, Jimmy Bartel, and Steve Johnson in the process.

 

But despite this large list of achievements he still isn’t talked about when people discuss the best players let alone the best defenders in the game.

 

His career averages for a defender who is playing his 300th game are at a great level, as he has averaged 21 disposals, five marks, two tackles, three one percenters, and three rebound 50s per game.

 

Here at Fiasco Sports we would like to congratulate Corey Enright on his upcoming 300th game, and we hope that he starts to get more of the recognition that he deserves.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

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