Adam Goodes Retires From AFL

20/09/2015 7:15 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Adam Goodes of the Swans walks from the ground after the First AFL Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

After 372 games for the Sydney Swans, Adam Goodes has announced his retirement from AFL.

The two-time Brownlow medalist made his announcement following Sydney's loss to North Melbourne in the semi-final on Saturday night.

Swans coach John Longmire was quoted on the teams Twitter account as saying "I was emotional but he was fine."

"He has kept it to himself because it has never been about Adam it was about our season and being competitive."

Longmire also stated Goodes told him "that's enough."

“He’s retired after an absolutely magnificent career."

Rumours of retirement have surrounded Goodes for much of the season, particularly after he took some time off after being booed at a game in Perth, igniting a national debate surrounding racism.

Goodes saw off his AFL career in trademark style, with both his first and last kicks of the game resulting in goals.

He chose not to speak with the media after announcing his decision and, unlike his teammate Rhyce Shaw, who also hung up his boots on Saturday night, was not carried off the field as per AFL tradition.

The 35-year-old debuted in 1999 and has played on two premiership winning teams as well as being awarded his two Brownlow medals, three club best and fairest awards and four All-Australian honours.

He was also named Australian of the year in 2014.

Members of the Swans -- both past and current -- along with other notable figures have taken to social media to farewell the indigenous star.






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