Vice-captain Harry Taylor has also re-signed with the cub.

Selwood extends his contract until the end of 2021 and Taylor until the end of 2019.

Selwood has captained the club for six seasons and played 249 games in the blue and white hoops over 11 seasons.

A triple Premiership player (2007, 2009 & 2011) and six-time All-Australian, Selwood finished fourth in this season’s ‘Carji’ Greeves Medal before representing Australia in the 2017 International Rules Series.

“I feel very grateful that I get to continue at this great club for at least another four years,” the 29-year-old said.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work in such a dynamic environment for a long time now and appreciate the opportunities the Geelong Football Club has given me.

“I love coming to work each day and as I look to the future, I’m excited about our list and what lies ahead as we continue to challenge in what is an extremely competitive competition.”

Taylor extends his decorated career until at least the end of 2019 after 10 seasons with the Cats. 

“I’m excited about where the club is headed and when the approach was made, it was an easy decision to extend my contract here,” the 29-year-old said.

“Every aspect of our club is first-class and provides our team with every opportunity to succeed.

“Working with such great teammates, coaches and support staff makes for a great environment and as a player it’s hard to ask for more.”

Geelong’s general manager of football Simon Lloyd said he was thrilled to have both Selwood and Taylor recommit to the club in time for the beginning of 2018.

“Joel and Harry live our club values and epitomise what it is to be a Geelong person,” Lloyd said.

“They are not only outstanding in the way they represent the club on and off-field but they are exceptional leaders in the way they engage with the community.

“It is fantastic to have both Joel and Harry recommit to the club and will make for a great start to 2018.”