Carlton veteran Andrew Carrazzo has announced he’s retiring and will play his last AFL game on Saturday when the Blues take on Hawthorn at the MCG.
Carrazzo, 31, has played 193 games for the Blues and won the John Nicholls Medal as the club’s best and fairest in 2007.
The former vice-captain retires after more than a decade with Carlton, playing during an era when the club experienced limited on-field success.
“Andrew is one of those players you know would bleed blue,” Carlton head of football Andrew McKay said.
“He put his heart and soul into everything he did at this football club and we have been privileged to have him as part of our team.”
*ANDREW CARRAZZO’S CAREER AT A GLANCE
Born: December 15, 1983
Draft: #5 pick for Geelong in 2002 rookie draft, #2 pick for Carlton in 2004 rookie draft
Junior clubs: East Burwood/Oakleigh Chargers
AFL Debut: Round 21, 2004 v Melbourne
Career Brownlow Medal votes: 19
Guernsey number: 44
John Nicholls Medal winner 2007
Pre-season Premiership Player 2005 & 2007
Best Clubman 2008
Carlton Life Member, awarded 2011
Leadership group 2008-2014
Carlton vice-captain 2013-2014