After 110 AFL games, Jonathon Ceglar has today announced his retirement from the AFL.  
The 32-year-old will retire immediately after spending 13 seasons in the AFL at Collingwood, Hawthorn and Geelong.  
A ruck that often floated forward, Ceglar was pre-listed by the Gold Coast Suns in 2010 before being immediately traded alongside Andrew Krakouer to Collingwood for Pick 25 in the 2010 AFL National Draft.  
After being delisted by the Pies in 2012, Ceglar was selected by Hawthorn with Pick 15 in the Rookie Draft that same year. He went on to play 101 games for the Hawks from 2013 to 2021 before being traded to Geelong ahead of the 2022 season. 
Across the last two seasons, Ceglar has played nine games for the Cats and has offered a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Cats’ young rucks and key forwards.  
“I have loved every minute of my career and feel fortunate to have represented three great clubs. I'm grateful to have played the game for as long as I have and while I would have loved to have played on, my body hasn’t allowed me to continue. 
“Playing footy for 13 years has been a significant part of my life, I can't thank Hawthorn Football Club enough and the people I met there, and then to be able to come to Geelong later in my footy career has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. 
“There are a lot of people to thank who have supported me over the journey, most importantly I’d like to thank my wife Charlotte for her unconditional support, my parents and family for the role they have played over my career at times putting their own lives on hold while they encouraged me and my career. 
“I feel most grateful for the lifetime memories and relationships I’ve made. I’m looking forward to the next chapter and excited for what the future holds.” 
Geelong General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd thanked Ceglar and wished him all the best in his next chapter.  
“We have really cherished our time with ‘Cegs’ over the last two seasons and we will all miss the daily chats on football and life,” Lloyd said. 
“Ceg’s character is the epitome of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. On behalf of the Geelong Football Club, we take this opportunity to thank Cegs, his wife Charlotte, and his son William and wish them all the best for the next phase of their lives together.”  
Jonathon Ceglar Fact File  

- Pre-listed by the Gold Coast Suns before being immediately traded alongside Andrew Krakouer to Collingwood for Pick 25 in the 2010 AFL National Draft.  
- Recruited from: Wodonga Raiders (Vic)/Murray U18/Collingwood List/Hawthorn 
- AFL/Hawthorn debut: Round 14 2013 v Brisbane at Aurora Stadium 
- Geelong debut: Round 20 2022 v Western Bulldogs at GMHBA Stadium  
- Career games: 110 (101 games for Hawthorn, 9 games for Geelong)  
- Career goals: 43 (43 Hawthorn, 0 Geelong)  
- VFL Premiership: 2013  
- Guernsey numbers: 18 Hawthorn,15 Geelong