WEST Coast veteran Mark LeCras has retired, comfortable the time is right to hang up the boots after finally becoming a premiership player.
In a fairytale finish to his decorated career, the 32-year-old ended on the ultimate high thanks to the Eagles' stunning Grand Final victory over Collingwood, only 12 months after his football future was questioned.
LeCras signed a one-year deal last September amid doubts over his body, and got his hands on a coveted premiership medallion after missing out in 2006 and playing in the losing 2015 decider against Hawthorn.
"I'm very comfortable with the decision," LeCras said.
"I have had a couple of weeks to think about it, discuss it with my family and the club and it just feels like the right time.
"I couldn't be happier after playing in a winning Grand Final with so many blokes who will be mates for the rest of my life.
"I knew they couldn't score, I started tearing up. Then the siren went." pic.twitter.com/6XYjYmLzc0— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) October 18, 2018
"The last few weeks have been something really special and I'll never forget the feeling when the final siren sounded.
"I was starting to wonder whether I'd ever get the chance to experience the elation that I have heard so many other players talk about.
"It's everything they said and a little more."
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LeCras bagged 441 majors in 219 games and sits behind only star full-forwards Josh Kennedy (551) and Peter Sumich (514) on West Coast's all-time goalkicking chart.
His greatest individual highlight was unquestionably a 12-goal haul against Essendon in 2010.
That season LeCras also took home the John Worsfold Medal, was named All Australian and won West Coast's goalkicking for the second time with a career-high 63 majors.
At his best, the classy 184cm forward was one of the deadliest set shots in the game, and the perfect sidekick for Kennedy over the past decade.
"Mark has been a wonderful player for our club over the last 14 seasons," CEO Trevor Nisbett said.
"He has experienced everything, from the lows of Grand Final defeats and a knee reconstruction to the ultimate achievement of playing in a premiership team in what we now know will be his last game.
"Every West Coast fan probably felt something a little special for him when he was finally presented with his premiership medallion. No one was more deserving.
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"Aside from what he has done on the field, he has been an outstanding servant for our football club for many years and has been an important personality within our squad over that time.
"He is a life member, a club champion, All Australian and twice was our leading goalkicker. He has been an elite performer, but more than that, an important part of the West Coast Eagles fabric.
"We know we will continue to see Mark at the club, but we wish him well with the next phase of his life.
"No doubt that will involve dropping a fishing line in the water."
LeCras follows 2014 club champion Eric Mackenzie into retirement.