MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Joel Selwood of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2019 AFL round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 22, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Veteran AFL journalist Mike Sheahan has declared that Geelong skipper Joel Selwood is the best player of the decade.

Selwood is one of the most decorated players in the game’s history, with three B&Fs, three premierships and six All-Australians to his name.

The 31-year old boasts a 74.4 per cent win percentage over his 13-year career and has been voted the AFL’s most courageous player on four occasions.

Sheahan was full of praise of Selwood for what he’s accomplished, while admitting that Magpies star Scott Pendlebury isn’t far behind him.

“Joel Selwood … fractionally ahead of (Scott) Pendlebury,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“The Selwood performance over that period is unbelievable. He’s won three Best and Fairests, second twice, third once and fifth once.

“The other thing that convinced me is that when there’s a big moment in the game or a big game, that’s when Selwood is at his best.

“When the moment demands for someone to do something, it’s Selwood.”