Collingwood veteran Travis Varcoe. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

COLLINGWOOD veteran Travis Varcoe has announced his retirement, ending a fine career that produced 230 games across two club, including a pair of premierships with Geelong. 

Varcoe, 32, played 138 games for the Cats between 2006-14, including the 2009 and 2011 flags, before joining the Magpies ahead of the 2015 season. 

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He played a further 92 games for Collingwood. His most recent game in black and white was in round 18 against Port Adelaide at the Gabba. 


"I've run my race," Varcoe said.

"I don't have another season left in the tank. I leave feeling very fortunate and thankful for all that two wonderful clubs, Geelong and Collingwood, did for me and my family.

"I hope I was able to give something back to both of them in return for the support and care I received. As a footballer, you don't do it alone on or off the field."

Collingwood's general manager of football, Geoff Walsh, thanked Varcoe for his contribution to the club. 

"At his best, Trav was a dynamic player who could hunt opponent or ball with real intent. He was what we needed when he joined us and he has never stopped being a solid member of the group.

"All of Collingwood thanks Trav, Kim and their family."