Veteran Brett Deledio will hang up his boots following a 15-year career in the AFL at the end of the 2019 season. 

The 32-year-old has played 274 games for Richmond and the GIANTS and has was twice named an All Australian and Jack Dyer Medallist as Richmond's best and fairest. 

As Deledio calls time on his decorated career, we've looked back at his career in photos. 

2004 NAB AFL Draft Combine

Puka shell necklace and frosted tips. Wow.

Despite the fashion choice Deledio impressed and was taken by Richmond with pick one of the 2004 NAB AFL Draft.

A Star on the Rise

After making his AFL debut in round one, 2005 Deledio had an impressive season and eventually claimed the 2005 NAB AFL Rising Star award.

Yellow and Black

Deledio would fast become a fan favourite at the Tigers, kicking goals and showing off his elite ball movement by hand. As a Tiger, Deledio would claim two Jack Dyer Medals as the club's best and fairest. 

Leader and All Australian

Deledio's rise would continue with the versatile Tiger named in the 2012 and 2015 All Australian teams and being named Richmond vice-captain in 2013.

 A Tiger Becomes a GIANT

After 12 seasons and 234 games with the Tigers, Deledio joined the GIANTS during the 2016 AFL Trade period.

A Debut Worth Waiting For

Deledio had to wait a while for his first game in GIANTS colours. Hampered by injuriy, Deledio would make his GIANTS debut in their round 20, 2017 win over Melbourne, kicking a goal and collecting eight disposals. 


Deledio's GIANTS would make it to a second successive Preliminary Final, but they'd be up against his former side. In front of 94,258 fans at the MCG, the GIANTS would lose to the Tigers by 36 points. 

Bouncing Back

Deledio would play a hand in the GIANTS' 2018 campaign, playing 11 games as the GIANTS battled it out in another finals series. 

Sun's out, Lids Out

Need we say more...

A Derby Victory

Deledio has enjoyed his most consistent year as a GIANT in 2019 playing 13 games so far and kicking six goals. The now 32-year-old will be looking to return to play a role in the GIANTS' 2019 finals campaign.

A Future in Coaching? 

Deledio spent the 2018/19 summer as a Development Coach with the GIANTS' AFL Women's team, could it be a sign of the next step in his career?