Lynden Dunn celebrates his goal against Adelaide this year. Picture: AFL Photos

COLLINGWOOD cult hero Lynden Dunn has announced his retirement.

The defender calls time after 198 games with Collingwood and Melbourne across 16 years in the AFL.

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The 33-year-old, who was drafted by the Demons with pick No.15 in the 2004 NAB AFL Draft, joined the Pies at the end of the 2016 season.

He was a regular in Collingwood's back six during the 2018 season, but cruelly missed out on what would have been his first finals series after rupturing his ACL.



After being delisted by the Pies at the end of 2019, he was given a rookie lifeline in March this year.

He managed two games this year and kicked only his second goal for the club in a win over Adelaide in round 11.

Dunn is the third Magpie to retire in 2020 after Travis Varcoe and Ben Reid.