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Selwood announces retirement

Geelong captain Joel Selwood has officially announced his retirement after the Cats premiership season.

Saturday's victory marked Selwood's fourth AFL flag the only Geelong player to reach the feat.

The 34-year-old will finishes with 355 games to his name with 227 of those matches as captain.

Selwood told media on Wednesday that he'd made his mind up about six-weeks a go that the 2022 season would be his last.

"I decided that I could go again next year at 85 per cent, and everyone would look after me but I had to be all in and I just couldn't do that." Selwood said.

"I walked into this club when I was 18 — I may be working here, I may be working elsewhere. I don't have the answer for you,"

"My phone is turned off but my manager's is on … I'm open to anything."

Selwood has achieved all but every accolade the game has to offer including being a six-time All-Australian, three-time Geelong best and fairest, premiership captain but one that escaped him was the Brownlow medal, his best result runner-up in the 2013 edition.



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