One of footballs greats, Robert Harvey, will hang up his boots at seasons end after announcing today that this season would be the last for the St Kilda veteran. Continue reading for Stats & Video!

The 36-year-old called a press conference this morning to announce his decision to retirement from AFL after 21 long seasons of playing at the highest level, more than any other player in the history of the sport. His achievements over his career are remarkable, see Harvey’s career awards and records listed below.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from football,” Harvey told a packed media conference.

“St Kilda Football Club has been my life for over 20 years but after discussions between myself and the club I have come to the realisation that it is the right time to move on.”

Admitting he could have retired years ago Harvey said he continued playing on in hope he would one day play in a premiership team. With the Saints gunning down a position in the top 4 this year there is still hope of a fairytale finish.

After 376 games Harvey said he knew it was time to call it quits.

“I had a feeling in myself the time was right,” Harvey said. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve done.”

Awards and Records

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