Geelong veterans Gary Ablett and Harry Taylor have agreed to contract extensions with the club that will see the pair play on in season 2020.

Ablett will enter his 19th AFL season in 2020 as he continues his 345-game career which began in 2002.

Since returning to GMHBA Stadium after seven seasons at the Gold Coast Suns, Ablett has played 43 games across two seasons for the Cats.


In 2019, Ablett played 24 of a possible 25 games, kicked 34 goals, was named in the All-Australian squad of 40 and polled 13 votes in the Brownlow Medal count.

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Taylor will embark on his 13th season with Geelong next year, after 261 games with the club since his debut in round 2, 2008.

The 33-year-old played 24 games this year, including his 250-game milestone in round 14.

Geelong’s General Manager of Football Simon Lloyd said the club is confident in both players ability to continue their strong contributions.

“Harry and Gary were both excellent players for us this year, and more importantly we see both as being able to contribute to us winning games in 2020,” Lloyd said.

“Their on-field efforts were there for all to see, and they also took significant time to invest in our large base of emerging talent, speeding the development of this exciting group of players.

“We are looking forward to both being part of our team in 2020.”