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Season Review: Zaine Cordy

westernbulldogs.com.au reviews Zaine Cordy's 2017 season.

10:55am  Sep 22, 2017

Season review: Zaine Cordy

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Zaine
Cordy

Height
193 cm
DOB
27-10-1996
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2015
Games
2017
19
Career
30
Goals
2017
0
Career
8
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1062
Avg
56
ZaineCordy

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Geelong (U18)/Ocean Grove/Geelong College
Debut: Rd 22 2015 (North Melbourne)
Recruited from: Geelong (U18)
Brownlow Votes: -

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Cordy joined the Club his father Brian played 124 games for, with the Western Bulldogs’ fourth round selection (pick No. 62 overall) at the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

Cordy is one of four father-son dratees on the Western Bulldogs' senior list.

A versatile and athletic tall defender, Cordy was rated a top-30 prospect leading into the 2014 NAB AFL Draft, but slipped through to the fourth round during the father-son bidding process.

Cordy possesses all the right qualities in a defender, he is super competitive, and has the versatility to play on a range of opponents.

However, despite his pedigree as a defender, it was as a forward that Cordy earned his nine senior games in 2016 - including the Bulldogs' stunning finals run. 

Cordy was a member of the Western Bulldogs 2016 AFL Premiership Team.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Season in short

After finishing 2016 in the forward line, this season saw Zaine Cordy return to the backline.

In his third year with the Bulldogs, Cordy played 19 games and was given the task of playing on some of the AFL's premier key forwards.

In an injury free season, he was ranked second behind Easton Wood for intercept possessions, averaging 4.7 per game, and had an average disposal efficiency of 84.6%, the second highest at the Club.

Stat that mattered:

Cordy was ranked in the top 20 in the competition for total one-percenters in 2017.

What they said:  

"It was a pretty strong season. It was the first year I’ve had where I haven’t had any injuries.”

“I ended up playing 19 games, which is fairly good for me. I had a pretty good season and hopefully I can build on it next year."

- Zaine Cordy, September 2017

Season in short

What a season it’s been for 19-year-old Zaine Cordy.

In mid-July the third year defender was toiling for Footscray in the VFL, his final game for the ‘Scray a relatively quiet 15 disposal, five mark performance against the Casey Scorpions at VU Whitten Oval.

By the end of the month he’d kicked his first AFL goal against the Cats in Geelong, and two months later he was a key part of the Bulldogs premiership run.

Played almost exclusively as a defender for the majority of his AFL career to date, Cordy was tried as a defensive forward late in the season and excelled.  His performance on dangerous Eagles backman Jeremy McGovern in the elimination final in Perth was a highlight.

 

The stat that mattered

11 career games.  One premiership medal.

 

What they said

“Obviously there was a few ups and downs midway through the season but I finished the year strong.  It was a pretty surprising move to go down forward, but I really liked my time there, it’s always nice to kick a few goals. 

“And to be part of a Grand Final, and a winning one, it’s unbelievable."

Season in short:

Key defensive prospect Zaine Cordy made big waves in his first season at the Club.

Recruited under the father-son rule in last year’s draft, Cordy came to the Bulldogs with a rich family history, as the son of former player Brian, and brother of ruckman Ayce.

Cordy suffered setbacks at the start of the year, with a shoulder reconstruction and a minor thumb injury, and spent much of the year playing across the back-line for Footscray.

Despite his slight physique, Cordy impressed with his ferocity at the contest and ability to read the play.

He earned his AFL debut in round 22 against North Melbourne, and starting as the substitute, he made an impressive game-saving tackle late in the game.

 

Stat that mattered:

Cordy’s first match for the Club, in round 5 of the VFL season saw his best output for the year, picking up 20 disposals and seven marks.

 

What they said:

“I’ve definitely matured over the last 12 months, it was a pretty tough start. Especially with the two injuries but I thought getting a game at the end of the year was pretty exciting and really showed how far I’d come.” – Zaine Cordy, September 2015

“He’s just showed some real signs that he’s dour, and he’s ruthless in defence. He’s just got that real appetite to compete, when he sees the footy in the air he’ll spoil with real intent and that’s something that I haven’t seen a young defender do in a long time which is a great sign. Once he gets confidence in his body and starts to build an AFL physique, he’ll be a welcome addition to our defence.” – Rohan Smith (Western Bulldogs Assistant Coach), September 2015

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 12.7
    • Marks 4.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 55.9

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Melbourne Rd 13
Handballs 8 Melbourne Rd 13
Disposals 22 Melbourne Rd 13
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 23
Hit-outs 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 8
Tackles 5 North Melbourne Rd 14
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 100 Melbourne Rd 13

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 86 - 100 10 4 14 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 45
2 Sydney Swans W 110 - 87 10 5 15 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 58
3 Fremantle L 89 - 73 7 3 10 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 51
4 North Melbourne W 86 - 89 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 36
5 Brisbane Lions W 122 - 90 9 4 13 7 0 2 0 4 0 0 74
6 GWS Giants L 75 - 73 7 5 12 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 52
7 Richmond W 80 - 75 7 6 13 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 51
8 West Coast Eagles L 69 - 61 7 7 14 4 3 0 0 5 0 0 70
9 Geelong Cats L 104 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Sydney Swans L 88 - 42 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Melbourne L 56 - 113 14 8 22 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 100
14 North Melbourne W 107 - 106 2 6 8 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 42
15 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 87 12 5 17 7 0 2 2 3 0 0 75
16 Adelaide Crows L 104 - 45 10 6 16 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 67
17 Carlton W 62 - 82 8 6 14 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 68
18 Gold Coast Suns W 110 - 56 8 1 9 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 44
19 Essendon W 127 - 97 5 5 10 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 37
20 Brisbane Lions W 89 - 103 7 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32
21 GWS Giants L 57 - 105 8 3 11 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 57
22 Port Adelaide L 79 - 96 6 5 11 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 48
23 Hawthorn L 99 - 90 7 6 13 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 55
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 149 92 241 82 3 19 11 49 0 0 1062

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 30
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 2.5
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 51.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017
Handballs 8 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017
Disposals 22 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2017
Hit-outs 5 Essendon Rd 22, 2016
Tackles 6 Essendon Rd 22, 2016
Goals 2 GWS Giants PF, 2016
AFL Fantasy 100 Melbourne Rd 13, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Western Bulldogs 149 92 241 82 3 19 11 49 0 0 1062
2016 Western Bulldogs 51 32 83 25 8 5 4 22 8 1 430
2015 Western Bulldogs 2 6 8 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 38

Legend

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