Darcy Moore has re-signed with Collingwood on a six-year deal.

The 2020 All-Australian full-back is one of the AFL's brightest stars, showing ability at either end of the ground and proving in particular to be a nightmarish defensive match-up.

Now 26, Moore's new deal will likely take him into the twilight of his career in 2028. He will likely be a lifelong Magpie.

It's a massive relief for Collingwood fans who would have fretted over the vice-captain's signature, who attracted significant interest from many AFL clubs, notably the Swans.

However, the deal was forecast earlier this year by Moore, with the announcement dropping on Collingwood's website on Thursday morning.

“I’m glad to come to an arrangement with the club and continue my football career at Collingwood,” said Moore.

“With a new coaching group and young squad, we are creating strong foundations for the future – this is exciting to be a part of.”


Collingwood's General Manager of Football, Graham Wright, was ecstatic.

“We’re wrapped to extend Darcy so he can potentially finish his career here at Collingwood,” he said.

“Darcy is already a vice-captain of the club and I’m sure he has aspirations to captain the club down the track.

“All-Australian key defenders, 200cm plus of his calibre are hard to find. We respected the fact he was a free agent at the end of this year, and he would take some time to make his decision."

After a barnstorming beginning to the 2021 season in which Moore was tracking to win Collingwood's best and fairest and secure his second straight All-Australian blazer to boot, the defender injured his knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Moore has made a successful return this year to a resurgent Magpies outfit, who will look to go 3-1 this Saturday afternoon against the Eagles.