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AFL star Selwood signs new Geelong deal

Geelong captain Joel Selwood will play into a 16th AFL season next year after agreeing a new one-year contract extension with the club.

The 33-year-old veteran was due to qualify as an unrestricted free agent at the end of 2021 but never looked likely to leave the Cats. Selwood is one of the most decorated players in club history, having won three premierships, three best-and-fairest awards and six All-Australian selections.

He is in his 10th season as Geelong captain, leading the club in a record 215 games to date. Selwood has played a total 325 games and is on track to become the Cats' all-time games record holder as he closes in on former teammate Corey Enright's record (332).

"Joel is an icon of our club, and of the game, and we are excited to have reached agreement for Joel to play in 2022," Geelong football manager Simon Lloyd said.

"While Joel's record speaks for itself, what is most important to him and the team is that he continues to play at such a high level.
"He has been among our best players all season and has continued to show his durability and passion for the game.
"Joel has always epitomised team-first, and he continues to do all he can to make the team and the club successful."

Selwood was rested from the win over Carlton last Saturday but will return when Geelong take on Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Thursday night.


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