Broncos skipper fights tears in emotional farewell

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An emotional Alex Glenn has announced he will call time on his NRL career at the end of the season.

The current skipper of the Broncos, Glenn will call it quits as Brisbane's fourth most-capped player of all time.

The 33-year-old has played 282 games for the club and barring injury will add three more games to his tally with the Broncos out of finals contention.

Only Darren Lockyer (355), Corey Parker (347) and Sam Thaiday (304) have played more senior games for the Broncos.

Glenn this afternoon fought back tears as he addressed the media to announce his retirement.

Alex Glenn of the Broncos (Getty)

"It was always a dream come true to play for the Broncos, but to finish my career as a one-club player here is beyond anything I could have imagined," Glenn said.

"There have been plenty of highs and lows but I have never taken for granted how special it is to be able to pull on the Broncos jersey.

"The Broncos have a bright future ahead, you can see that by the way we have turned things around this year, and I can't wait to see this team grow and succeed in the years ahead."

Glenn revealed he hopes to inspire the next generation of kids in the next stage of his career.

"I'll be going out and helping kids chase their own dreams," he added.

"For myself, coming from nothing and to give time to those kids, that's something I'm very passionate about and very grateful to the club to get that opportunity."

Alex Glenn in action for the Broncos (Getty)

Broncos coach Kevin Walters lauded the commitment Glenn brought to the club, starting from his early days as a junior.

"For me, he's a true Bronco," Walters said.

"He came through our under 20s system and won a (under-20s) Grand Final in 2008 against the Raiders. He's been in our system ever since then.

"He's a really good leader, we were very fortunate – and he was very grateful as well – for him to captain the side over the last two years.

"I think his last six weeks of football has typified the reset of the Broncos, he's led the way there. He's a great club person, and a great person in general.

"He's been very good for the Broncos from a young boy coming through to our fourth highest capped player.

"He's a great stalwart of the club and typifies what a great Bronco looks like."

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