during the round 20 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 4, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne will extend his career into the 2019 season after a signing a one-year extension with the club.

The 35-year old has played 353 games for the Hawks and could pass Swans legend Adam Goodes’ record of 372 games played by an indigenous player.

“We’re thrilled that Shaun will be playing on in 2019,” Hawks GM-Football Graham Wright told the club website.

“He’s been an exceptional player for our footy club for a long time, and the leadership, experience and versatility he brings to our playing group is certainly not undervalued.

“We feel he’s got a lot of quality footy left in him, and we’re excited to see what he can produce for the remainder of the season, and again in 2019.”

Burgoyne has endured hamstring injuries to play 12 games this season, but remains a consistent performer for the club.