Goodes goes out quietly with Swan song against Roos

SYDNEY Swans champion Adam Goodes has played his final AFL game.

The dual Brownlow medalist and former Australian of the Year informed his teammates, he’s hanging up the boots after last night’s loss to North Melbourne.

The semi-final was Goodes’ 372nd game for the red and white, and he managed to boot both the first and last goal of the match. But his standout performance wasn’t enough to get the Swans through to next week’s preliminary final.


Goodes, who won the 1999 Rising Star Award, holds the VFL/AFL games record for Sydney and has also played more matches than any other indigenous player.

The Kangaroos managed to win by 26 points: 11.11 (77) to 7.9 (51). They now head to Perth to face West Coast for a spot in the decider.