Carlton favourite Eddie Betts is set to announce his AFL retirement.
Multiple outlets are reporting the 35-year-old will hang up the boots after playing his 350th AFL game next week against GWS.
He will become the 19th man to reach the 350 games mark, and the third Indigenous player after Adam Goodes (372) and Shaun Burgoyne (406*).
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“We expect Eddie Betts has played his second-last game for Carlton, that he’ll anounce tomorrow that he’ll retire after an extraordinary career at Carlton, Adelaide and then back at Carlton,” Jon Ralph said on Fox Footy on Sunday afternoon.
“He’s had an extraordinary legacy that transcends AFL football.”
Betts will go down as one of the greatest ever small forwards to play the game, providing magical moments with his capacity to kick spectacular goals from all over the ground.
Betts has booted 635 goals to lead his club’s season tally on six occasions, also claiming three All-Australians and three Goal of the Year awards.
Making his debut for Carlton in 2005, Betts moved to Adelaide at the end of the 2013 and was a member of the Crows’ 2017 Grand Final side.
He returned to the Blues ahead of the 2020 season.
Betts has also built a legacy around the fight against racism, issuing an emotional plea last week to stamp it out of football and the wider community.
It follows the retirement of Blues teammate Marc Murphy, who played his 300th game and last in the AFL against Port Adelaide.