The 31-year-old will hang up the boots at the end of the season, bringing his 227-game AFL career to a close.
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Collingwood utility Quinten Lynch has announced his retirement from AFL football after a 13-year career.
The 31-year-old reportedly informed teammates of his decision on Monday afternoon.
Lynch will retire at the end of both Collingwood’s AFL and VFL campaigns after an early season leg break ruled him out for the majority of the season.
In all, Lynch has played 227 AFL matches, kicked 290 goals and won a premiership with the West Coast Eagles in 2006.
“I have enjoyed a wonderful ride,” Lynch told the club’s website.
“The frustrations of this year have only been a small part of a long career I never thought I would have.
It was fantastic to enjoy success with the Eagles and to finish my career in Melbourne with the experience of playing on the MCG in front of big crowds for a wonderful club.
“I have a lot of people to thank at two clubs and, hopefully, a lot of team-mates to catch up with on both sides of the country in the years to come.”
Despite only playing 18 games for the club, Magpies football director Rodney Eade said Lynch was a great influence on the club’s younger players.
“‘Q’ set a wonderful example, particularly for our younger players,” Eade said.
“He was a fantastic person to have around the club. His attitude, his training standards, his investment in the team and his team-mates was always outstanding.”