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AFL retirements 2022: All the players who will hang up the boots this year

AFL retirements: Even though fans want them, footballers can’t go on forever. Whether it’s a dramatic end to a game or an injury forcing a player to retire prematurely, retirement is an inevitable part of footy.

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Here are all the players who have called time on their careers in 2022:

Adelaide

Brisbane

Carlton

Collingwood

Jordan Roughead 

Age: 31

Games: 201 (138 – Western Bulldogs, 63 – Collingwood)

Goals: 35

Honours: 2016 Premiership player (Bulldogs)

Essendon 

Michael Hurley

Age: 32

Games: 193

Goals: 108

Honours: 2x All-Australian (2015, 2017)

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

Age: 29

Games: 126

Goals: 153

Devon Smith

Age: 29

Games: 182 (109 – GWS, 73 – Essendon)

Goals: 146

Honours: 2018 Best and Fairest

Fremantle 

David Mundy

Age: 37

Games: 371*

Goals: 159*

Honours: 2010 best and fairest, 2015 All-Australian, Fremantle captain 2016, 2x Australian representative (international rules)

Geelong

Gold Coast

Greater Western Sydney 

Matt De Boer

Age: 32

Games: 223 (138 – Fremantle, 85 – GWS)

Goals: 83

Hawthorn

Ben McEvoy

Age: 33

Games: 250* (91 – St Kilda, 159 – Hawthorn)

Goals: 103*

Honours: 2x Premiership player (2014, 2015), Hawthorn captain 2021-2022

Melbourne 

Majak Daw

Age: 31

Games: 54 (54 – North Melbourne)

Goals: 43

North Melbourne 

Tom Lynch

Age: 31

Games: 158 (6 – St Kilda, 152 – Adelaide) 

Goals: 197

Port Adelaide 

Robbie Gray

Age: 34

Games: 270*

Goals: 365*

Honours: 4x All-Australian (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018), 3x Best and Fairest (2014, 2015, 2016), 2014 AFLCA Champions Player of the Year, 3x Australian Representative (International Rules, 5x Showdown Medal), 5x 2015, 2018 x2, 2019)

Steven Motlop

Age: 31

Games: 217 (135 – Geelong, 82 – Port Adelaide)

Goals: 229

Honours: 2x Australian representative (International Rules)

Richmond 

Josh Caddy

Age: 29

Games: 174 (29 – Gold Coast, 71 – Geelong, 79 – Richmond)

Goals: 164

Honours: 2x Premiership player (2017, 2019)

Shane Edwards

Age: 33

Games: 301*

Goals: 186*

Honours: 3x Premiership player (2017, 2019, 2020), 2018 All-Australian

Kane Lambert

Age: 30

Games: 135

Goals: 78

Honours: 3x Premiership player (2017, 2019, 2020)

St Kilda 

Dan Hannebery

Age: 31

Games: 225* (208 – Sydney, 17 – St Kilda)

Goals: 100*

Accolades: 2012 Premiership Player (Sydney), 3x All-Australian (2013, 2015, 2016), 2015 AFLCA Champions Player of the Year, 2010 Rising Star.

Paddy Ryder

Age: 34

Games: 281 (170 – Essendon, 73 – Port Adelaide, 38 – St Kilda)

Goals: 197

Honours: 2017 Best and Fairest (Port Adelaide), 2017 All Australian

Jarryn Geary

Age: 34

Games: 207

Goals: 34

Honours: St Kilda captain 2017-2021

Dean Kent

Games: 28

Games: 100 (64 – Melbourne, 36 – St Kilda)

Goals: 91*

Sydney 

Josh P. Kennedy

Age: 34

Games: 290 (13 – Hawthorn, 277 – Sydney)

Goals: 157

Accolades: 2012 Premiership player, Sydney captain 2017-2021, 3x All-Australian (2012, 2014, 2016), 3x best and fairest (2012, 2015, 2016), Gary Ayres Award (2016).

West Coast 

Josh J. Kennedy

Age: 34

Games: 293 (22 – Carlton, 271 – West Coast)

Goals: 723

Accolades: 2x Coleman Medal (2015, 2016), 3x All-Australian (2015-2017), 2018 Premiership Player of the Year, West Coast’s all-time leading goalscorer

Western Bulldogs

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