Geelong Cats legend Joel Selwood retires after AFL grand final win, fans want stand named after him

Geelong champion Joel Selwood has retired, ending his decorated AFL career on the high of a fourth premiership.

The explosion of emotion from Geelong players when Selwood kicked a fairytale goal in the last quarter of Saturday’s grand final win over Sydney had indicated his 355th game was his final appearance.

The 34-year-old took time to weigh up his options before calling time in a press conference at GMHBA Stadium on Wednesday.

‘About six weeks ago, I decided that this would be the time to finish my playing days at the Geelong footy club – win, lose, or draw – come the end of the year,’ Selwood told reporters.

Selwood decided he'd retire about six weeks ago, regardless of how Geelong's season finished - and now he is going out as the club's only four-time premiership winner

Selwood decided he’d retire about six weeks ago, regardless of how Geelong’s season finished – and now he is going out as the club’s only four-time premiership winner

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