Triple-premiership Tiger Bachar Houli has announced his retirement from the game after 15 seasons in the AFL.

The 33-year-old notified his teammates of the decision on Thursday, drawing an end to his 232-game career.

Houli made the switch to Punt Road ahead of the 2011 season after making his debut with the Bombers and playing three seasons in the red sash from 2007.

The star half-back has played 206 games in the yellow and black, being an integral part of the Tigers' recent success.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Bachar Houli of the Tigers in action during the 2017 AFL round 02 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

A three-time champion of the game and an All-Australian in 2019, Houli ends a decorated career that impacted many in the AFL community.

“I have been fortunate enough to play at two great clubs, and to be a part of the history of this game,” Houli said via the club's website.

“Not only did I want to play as many games as possible, but I wanted to educate Australia, about my faith (and) about the religion of Islam, the religion of peace. I hope I have left a sense of peace in everyone’s heart.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Bachar Houli of the Tigers runs with the ball during the round one AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

“I sincerely thank the Club and the AFL for allowing me to be me.

“Thank you to the (entire) Richmond Football Club, from Peggy, to the Chief (Brendon Gale), to the amazing Tiger Army... for allowing me to be a part of this amazing organisation.

“It’s time to go fishing, Tiger for life.”