Sam Lloyd, a player known for his post-Siren exploits for Richmond in 2016, has retired from the AFL.
Lloyd was drafted into the VFL as a mature recruit in 2013 and scored 69 goals in 57 games for Richmond. Another 45 goals were scored in 32 games for the Bulldogs.
His grand finale was when he scored an excellent goal from 45 meters after the siren to give Richmond a 1-point victory over Sydney at the MCG in 2016.
« Playing AFL has been an amazing experience and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved on the field, » said 30-year-old Lloyd.
« I am very grateful to have represented two great clubs that gave me the chance to make a childhood dream come true. «
Lloyd scored 35 goals in 22 games for the Tigers in 2016 but fell out of favor the next year – he missed the club’s groundbreaking AFL Premier League despite being the best player in his VFL triumph.
He was traded with the Western Bulldogs in late 2018 and led the 2019 goal with 38 goals – but was limited to just nine games this year.
Lloyd’s immediate resignation to pursue business opportunities outside of football gives the Bulldogs an additional spot on the list for the 2021 season.
You can either fill it out in the preseason extra selection period or save it for the mid-season rookie draft next year.
Sam Lloyd, Western Bulldogs, Australian Football League, Richmond Football Club
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