Joel Selwood

AFL - Geelong


Date of Birth



Bendigo, Victoria


Sandhurst / Bendigo Pioneers / Geelong


  • AFLPA Best First Year Player 2007
  • Geelong Premiership Player 2007, 2009, 2011
  • All-Australian 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • All-Australian Captain 2013, 2014, 2016
  • AFLPA Most Courageous Player 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Geelong Captain 2012 – Present
  • AFLPA Best Captain – 2013
  • Geelong Best and Fairest 2010, 2013, 2014


As Geelong’s longest serving captain in history, Joel Selwood is undisputedly one of the leagues most courageous and influential leaders. Originating from Bendigo, he is surrounded by elite pedigree with his three brothers also playing football at AFL level.

Selwood was selected with the 7th pick in the 2006 National Draft. He played Round 1 in his debut year, a season that would see him also claim the AFLPA Best First Year Player Award and the first of his three premierships.

After he hit the ground running, the accolades continued to come 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 seasons at Geelong, his durability  no surprise due to the professional standards he sets for himself and his team mates.

In Round 5 of 2020, Selwood played his 300th game and boasts a winning percentage over 73%. Known for being the man to step up in big moments, he has also averaged over 25 disposals and 5 tackles per game.

14 seasons into his AFL career, Selwood is the longest serving Geelong captain in history and with the Geelong Premiership window still firmly open, will look to add a fourth premiership to his resume.

Outside of AFL, Selwood married his partner Brit in early 2020, the pair regularly seen supporting events and charities around the Geelong region.

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