Adam Cooney is a retired Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs and Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was born on September 17, 1985, in Echuca, Victoria, Australia. Cooney was drafted to the Western Bulldogs with the number 1 pick in the 2003 AFL Draft. He made his debut for the club in 2004 and quickly established himself as a talented midfielder. In 2008, he won the Brownlow Medal, which is awarded to the best and fairest player in the AFL. Cooney played for the Western Bulldogs for 11 seasons, earning All-Australian honours twice and serving as vice-captain from 2010-2013. He then moved to Essendon for the 2016 and 2017 seasons before retiring at the end of the 2017 season. Since retiring from professional football, Cooney has worked as a media personality, providing commentary and analysis on AFL matches for various broadcasters. He has also been involved in charity work, including serving as an ambassador for the Fight Cancer Foundation.