James Frawley has officially closed the book on his decorated AFL career, today announcing his retirement after 15 seasons at the highest level.

Frawley played two games for St Kilda after being lured out of retirement last October, with a number of injury setbacks throughout the year limiting his time on-field.

“I’ve loved my time at St Kilda, albeit I spent more time on the sidelines than I would have liked,” Frawley said.

“It’s a club full of great people who all really embraced my family and I.

“I thank Brett Ratten, James Gallagher and Jarryd Roughead for the opportunity, and my family for allowing me to have one last crack.

“Now I’m looking forward to retirement and spending more time with the people I love.”

Frawley played 139 games for Melbourne from 2007-2014 along with a further 100 – plus Premiership and All-Australian honours – for Hawthorn from 2015-2020.

“We’d like to congratulate James on his accomplished career and thank him for his contribution to the club,” Head of List Management James Gallagher said.

“Despite only lining up in Saints colours twice, the influence and experience he’s provided our young backline had been immense.

Chip has achieved nearly everything possible as an AFL footballer, and we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.

- James Gallagher.

“Our door will remain open for James, Kasey and Sonny now and well into the future.”