Sandhurst / Bendigo Pioneers / Geelong
As captain of the Geelong Football Club, Joel is undisputedly one of the leagues most courageous and influential leaders. Originating from Bendigo, he is surrounded with elite pedigree with his three brothers also playing football at AFL level.
Selwood was selected with the 7th pick in the 2006 AFL Draft and in his first year made his debut in round 1, won the AFLPA best first year player and won his first of three premierships.
Both the team and individual accolades continued on for Selwood as he possesses one of the best resumes the AFL has seen. Selwood has managed to play at least 20+ games in every one of his 11 seasons at the cats. The durability and accolades are no surprise due to the professional standards he sets for himself and his team mates.
Selwood has now played 273 games for Cats with a remarkable winning percentage of 74%. Known for being the man to step up in big moments take the big hits he has also averaged over 25 disposals a game and 5 tackles per game.
Entering his twelfth year as a player and seventh year as Captain of the Cats Selwood is prepared as always for another big season in 2019. The Cats are once again in a premiership window that will hopefully see Selwood win his fourth premiership and first as Captain.