Jordan De Goey is an exciting midfielder who was drafted by Collingwood Football Club after his performances for Oakleigh Chargers, Vic Metro and St. Kevin’s College. De Goey, a versatile midfielder who split contests and kick goals, was picked up by the Magpies ahead of the 2015 season.
After showing great promise in his first pre-season for Collingwood, De Goey was named in the senior side’s season-opening game against Brisbane. De Goey stepped onto the field midway through the game after being substitute however was dropped the following week. After returning to the VFL and dominating in four successive games, De Goey was recalled to the senior side and played the remainder of the year there (besides one game in which he was rested). This second spell of De Goey’s included a 25 disposal showing against Geelong later in the season, collecting 7 tackles, 7 clearances and rightfully so, NAB’s Rising Star nomination for the round. Furthermore, De Goey finished the 2015 season with the Harry Collier Trophy, an award for the Best First Year Player at the Magpies.
Jordan consolidated his Magpie journey in 2016, playing a total of 20 games for the season. Through booting 16 goals and having high-disposal games in his 20 appearances, De Goey shows great promise in both the midfield and forward line. 2017 was a hard yet promising year for Jordan as he missed the start of the season through suspension yet showed great improvement in the latter stages of the year. De Goey had a breakout game in round 15 of the season against Hawthorn, collecting 32 disposals, six tackles and seven clearances. Three weeks later he had 20 disposals and booted 4 goals against West Coast.
Jordan will look ahead to the 2018 season where he hopes to raise his game further. If Jordan can perform at his best consistently, he will no doubt be in the top elite midfielders of the game.