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Joel Selwood’s AFL career at a glance

GEELONG CHAMPION JOEL SELWOOD’S DECORATED AFL CAREER

* Born: 26 May 1988

* Junior clubs: Sandhurst/Bendigo U18

* Drafted: To Geelong at No.7 at the 2006 national draft

* AFL debut: Round 1, 2007 v Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium

* AFL games: 355 (W259, L95, D1 – winning percentage 72.96 per cent)

* AFL goals: 175

* Captaincy: 2012-2022 (245 games)

* Career averages: 24.7 disposals, 11.2 contested possessions, 5.1 tackles, 5.2 clearances

* Brownlow votes: 214 (No.7 in all-time rankings)

* Top Brownlow Medal finish: Runner-up (2013)

* Honours: Premiership player (2007, 2009, 2001, 2022), premiership captain (2022), six-time All-Australian (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 – captain, 2013, 2014, 2016), three-time club best-and-fairest (2010, 2013, 2014), AFL Rising Star (2007)

* AFL grand finals: six (W4, L2)

– 2007 (W): 17 disposals, seven inside-50s, five clearances

– 2008 (L): 29 disposals, 11 contested possessions, six inside-50s

– 2009 (W): 24 disposals, five clearances, one goal

– 2011 (W): 28 disposals, two goals, 17 contested possessions, eight clearances, seven tackles

– 2020 (L): 21 disposals, six clearances, five tackles

– 2022 (W): 26 disposals, one goal, 21 uncontested possessions

* Records: most AFL finals games (40 – W22, L18), most games as captain (245)

* Retired: September 28, 2022

* Selwood on his retirement: “I decided I could go probably at 85 per cent next year and everyone would look after me but I had to be all in.”

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