Marc Murphy will play his 300th game for Carlton against Port Adelaide this weekend, and it will also be the final time he graces an AFL ground.
Murphy announced his retirement earlier on Tuesday and will become just the sixth Blues star to achieve the incredible feat of 300 appearances for the club after John Nicholls, Bruce Doull, Craig Bradley, Stephen Silvagni and Kade Simpson.
The 34-year-old was the No.1 pick in the 2005 national draft and made his debut in round 1 of the 2006 season.
Murphy believed it was the perfect time to draw the curtains on an incredible 16-year career.
“Being recruited to Carlton back as an 18-year-old was a dream come true,and looking back over my career now, it really has been extremely rewarding and I feel very grateful to be a Carlton man,” Murphy said.
“There have certainly been some tough times along the way, but equally, I’ve experienced some…