Collingwood defender Jordan Roughead has announced his retirement from the AFL.

The Magpies defender and premiership Bulldog has played 201 games in the AFL, spanning from 2010 to 2022.

Roughead joined the Dogs through the 2008 National Draft as the 31st overall selection, playing 138 games in the blue, white and red, including a stint as vice-captain of the club in 2015.

The 31-year-old was a member of the Bulldogs' drought-breaking premiership side of 2016 and earned recognition as the club's most improved player that same year.

At the end of the 2018 season, Roughead was traded to Collingwood, where he has since held a role in the club's defensive structure.

Pairing with Darcy Moore in defence, Roughead has been a stalwart for the black and white, playing 63 games across four seasons.

This year, the North Ballarat product has been limited to just one appearance after requiring shoulder surgery in the pre-season, playing his maiden match against Brisbane in Round 5.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs claps fans during the Western Bulldogs AFL media opportunity and training session at Whitten Oval on September 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

A finger injury placed Roughead back on the sidelines, where he has since remained in continuing his rehabilitation.

Now, Roughead has decided to hang up the boots after 13 seasons in the league, addressing his teammates on Friday.

The decision comes five days out from the 2022 AFL Mid-Season Draft, where Collingwood will now have the chance of an additional selection.

The Magpies were already listed to have had one list vacancy ahead of the draft.