Selwood’s 355th and final game was steering the Cats to a brilliant 81-point victory over the Sydney Swans in the grand final.
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It caps a remarkable career that will see him go down as Geelong’s greatest ever player.
List of accolades
- 4 x premiership player (2007, 2009, 2011, 2022)
- 6 x All-Australian (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
- 3 x best and fairest (2010, 2013, 2014)
- Rising Star winner (2007)
- Most games as captain in AFL history (227 games)
- Most finals ever played (40 finals)
- Geelong games record holder (355 games)
Selwood’s arrival at Geelong via pick No.7 in the 2006 draft coincided with the club turning into a powerhouse.
They won three premierships in the next five years before Selwood took over as captain at the end of 2011 at just 23 years of age.
Under Selwood’s leadership, the Cats only missed the finals once (in 2015), but kept falling short of the premiership numerous preliminary final capitulations and also falling short against Richmond in the 2020 grand final.
Selwood got his crowning moment this year and will now follow former captains Cameron Ling and Tom Harley in retiring after leading the club to a flag.
Aside from his incredible list of achievement on the field, Selwood also showed why he is so respected off the field during the grand final.
After running through the banner with former teammate Gary Ablett’s son Levi in emotional scenes, Selwood’s post-match celebration with Sammy Moorfoot went viral.
More to come.