Cloke revealed on Wednesday the 2017 season will be his last in the top-flight. 

The 30-year-old was told his prospects of senior football at the Bulldogs next year were not looking good. 

Cloke played 256 AFL games for the Bulldogs and Collingwood, scoring 452 games. 

He won a Premiership with Collingwood and was a two time All Australian. 

“The list management committee has had a number of discussions since the completion of the free agency and trade period about the profile of our playing list for the 2018 season,” said Bulldogs’ List Manager Jason McCartney.

“We had a discussion with Travis and his management about the opportunities for him to play senior football in 2018, based on the make-up of the list and the players we have brought into the football club since the end of the season. 

“A mutual decision was made based on those discussions, that Travis would retire from the game.

“We’d like to congratulate Travis on an outstanding career, for his contribution to the Western Bulldogs in 2017, and wish him and his family the best for the future.”

​Cloke said: “The fire was still there to play on, but I appreciate the Club being honest about my prospects of playing senior football next year.”