Norm Smith Medallist and four-time premiership player Isaac Smith will hang up the boots at the end of the 2023 season, announcing his retirement on Thursday morning.
Smith has played 210 games and won three flags with Geelong arch-rivals Hawthorn, before crossing into enemy territory, signing for the Cats ahead of the 2021 season.
The 34-year-old didn’t take long to win the hearts of Cats fans, claiming the 2022 Norm Smith medal in Geelong’s 81-point Grand Final win over Sydney, with 32 disposals and three goals.
Smith has played 67 out of a possible 70 games for the Cats, which includes six finals appearances, 39 goals, and a winning percentage rate of 68.65%.
“I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play AFL football, it is every kids dream growing up and to have that play out for me across the last 13 seasons at two great clubs is something really special,” Smith said.
“From the time I walked into Hawthorn, and now being at Geelong, I have always felt right at home at both organisations and to this day have made some very special friendships and bonds with a lot of people.
“I would like to thank everyone along the journey, in particular my wife Candice and children Isla and Emmett. I will forever be indebted to you for the support you have shown me.”
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