premiership captain and four-time premiership player Joel Selwood has announced his retirement this afternoon, leaving the game after 355 games.

Selwood is a record holder being the only player in Geelong’s history to win four flags and is the club’s games record holder.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 24: Joel Selwood of the Cats celebrates during the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final match (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

In Saturday’s grand final, he played his 40th final, the most in the game’s history, passing Hawthorn’s Michael Tuck’s record of 39. Selwood led his team to a premiership in his final game, as Tuck did in 1991.

He sits fourth on the list of most wins behind Tuck, Shaun Burgoyne and Kevin Bartlett. In 16 seasons he only once played fewer than 20 games in a season, playing in six grand finals and 12 preliminary finals.

Absolute legend!

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 28: Joel Selwood and Mathew Stokes of Geelong acknowledge the crowd during the 2007 AFL Grand Final Parade on September 28, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)