Scott Pendlebury will remain at Collingwood until the end of 2023.
The 33-year-old today signed a two-year deal that could see him play an incredible 18 seasons in the black and white.
Pendlebury’s career is already legendary.
He has played 334 games for the club and led Collingwood as captain on 183 occasions. Both are club records. He has played more matches at the MCG than any player in league history.
Last Friday, at the 2021 E.W. Copeland Trophy count, Pendlebury’s metronomic excellence shone again with a third place finish, his 13th top three placing in 16 counts.
“I’m glad to have come to an arrangement with the club to share in what feels like a new era,” Pendlebury said.
“Being a one-club player was one thing, something I am proud of, but my main motivation is to do all that I can to assist ‘Fly’ and the new coaching group develop the squad.
“If you are not in contention, you have to be working towards it. That’s exciting.”
Collingwood GM of Football, Graham Wright, said Pendlebury’s determination to be the best player he can be and set the best example for others is invaluable.
“One day, Fin Macrae or Tyler Brown or Reef McInnes will be able to look back and appreciate that in their earliest years they learnt from one of the best of all time in Scott,” Wright said.
“His achievements speak for themselves but his dedication to his craft and ability to inspire the wider group is a fabulous asset for our club.
“It is very pleasing to know he will be with us for another two seasons.”