Geelong defender Lachie Henderson announces retirement after more than 200 AFL matches

Geelong defender Lachie Henderson has retired from the AFL following a 206-match profession.

Henderson, who additionally performed as a ahead, performed for 3 golf equipment throughout 14 seasons, having additionally had stints at Carlton and the Brisbane Lions.

His closing AFL look got here within the Cats’ heavy 83-point loss to eventual premiers Melbourne within the preliminary finals.

He performed 89 matches for the Cats and was a member of the squad that went all the way down to Richmond in final yr’s grand closing.

Henderson was de-listed by the Cats on the finish of the 2019 season, however rejoined the membership as a rookie forward of the membership’s 2020 marketing campaign.

He kicked 117 objectives throughout his senior profession, which started with the Lions in 2008.

Henderson left the Lions on the finish of 2009 to hitch the Blues, with whom he spent six seasons.

Geelong’s common supervisor of soccer, Simon Lloyd, stated that Henderson might look again on his time with the Cats with delight.

“Lachie has made a significant contribution since joining the club in 2016,” he stated in a membership assertion.

“He was a strong clubman and always focused on improving his teammates.

The Cats confirmed rookie Stefan Okunbor has returned to Ireland following three years with the club.

Okunbor, from Tralee in county Kerry, appeared in 17 VFL matches throughout his three seasons with the Cats.