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McGregor ends AFL career

By Ben Broad 12:55 PM Tue 30 September, 2008

Ken McGregor has retired after playing 152 games for the Crows

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ADELAIDE forward Ken McGregor has retired from AFL football despite having a year left to run on his contract.

The 27-year-old played 152 matches for the Crows after making his debut against Geelong in 1999.

He played nine matches in his first year, earning an AFL Rising Star nomination.

The versatile big man became a crowd favourite during his 10 seasons with Adelaide, proving a valuable asset with his ability to play at both ends of the ground.

He booted 114 goals during his career, with a career-high five coming against Richmond in 2004.

McGregor managed just seven matches in 2008 but did play his 150th senior game in round five – against Fremantle at AAMI Stadium.

He was a member of Adelaide’s pre-season premiership side in 2003, while only 11 Crows have played more games for the club.

Club chief executive Steven Trigg said McGregor had been a loyal servant.

“Ken has been a committed team player who has always put the club before himself,” Trigg said.

“He intends to play on with Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL and we wish him all the best for the future, both on and off the field.”
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