Burgoyne calls time on legendary career

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Four-time AFL premiership player Shaun Burgoyne has announced he will retire following the conclusion of the home and away season.

Burgoyne, 38, will this weekend play his 407th and final game for the Hawks, who clash with Richmond on Saturday in the final round of the season.

Both sides are out of finals contention.

Burgoyne's decision comes one month after becoming the fifth player in VFL/AFL history to reach the 400-game milestone. He also holds the all-time Indigenous games record tally.

"I know I speak on behalf of anyone and everyone that has crossed paths with Shaun over his football journey in saying that it has been an honour to work alongside a man of his character and skill," said Hawks football boss Rob McCartney.

Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks (Getty)

"He is the epitome of what we value at Hawthorn, with his immense commitment to family values whilst also possessing a relentlessness to constantly strive to get the best out of himself as well as those around him.

"He is an incredible father and husband and on behalf of the Hawthorn Football Club, I would like to wish Shaun, Amy and their four kids Ky, Leni, Percy and Nixie all the best in the next chapter of their lives."

Before Burgoyne joined the Hawks in 2010, he previously played 157 games for Port Adelaide and was part of the club's maiden premiership in 2004.

He was then part of Hawthorn's infamous premiership three-peat from 2013-15.

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