Burgoyne calls time on legendary career

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Four-time AFL premiership subordinate Shaun Burgoyne has announced helium volition discontinue pursuing the decision of the location and distant season.

Burgoyne, 38, volition this play play his 407th and last crippled for the Hawks, who clash with Richmond connected Saturday successful the last circular of the season.

Both sides are retired of finals contention.

Burgoyne's determination comes one period aft becoming the 5th subordinate successful VFL/AFL past to scope the 400-game milestone. He besides holds the all-time Indigenous games grounds tally.

"I cognize I talk connected behalf of anyone and everyone that has crossed paths with Shaun implicit his shot travel successful saying that it has been an honour to enactment alongside a antheral of his quality and skill," said Hawks shot brag Rob McCartney.

Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks (Getty)

"He is the epitome of what we worth astatine Hawthorn, with his immense committedness to household values whilst besides possessing a relentlessness to perpetually strive to get the champion retired of himself arsenic good arsenic those astir him.

"He is an unthinkable begetter and hubby and connected behalf of the Hawthorn Football Club, I would similar to privation Shaun, Amy and their 4 kids Ky, Leni, Percy and Nixie each the champion successful the adjacent section of their lives."

Before Burgoyne joined the Hawks successful 2010, helium antecedently played 157 games for Port Adelaide and was portion of the club's maiden premiership successful 2004.

He was past portion of Hawthorn's infamous premiership three-peat from 2013-15.

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