Captain Taylor Walker is set to finish his career at Adelaide after signing a three-year contract extension.

Walker, who was already contracted for next season, is now committed to the Club until 2021.

The 27-year-old forward was voted by his peers as the best captain in the AFL last season.

A lifelong Crows supporter, Walker said he was determined to achieve success for the Club.

“Like I have said many times before, I love the footy club, its people and especially my teammates,” Walker said.

“I am convinced this playing group can achieve the type of success we all crave and the supporters deserve.

“It will take sacrifice, everyone focusing on what is best for the team and plenty of hard work, but I know the boys are up for the challenge.”

Originally from Broken Hill, Walker has played 142 AFL games since making his debut in 2009.

He’s kicked 336 goals – ranked second all-time at Adelaide behind childhood idol Tony Modra (440).

Walker has topped the Club’s goalkicking twice (2011 and 2012) and won the Best Team Man Award in 2014. He’s also a two-time All-Australian nominee (2012 and 2015).

Crows Head of Football Brett Burton praised Walker for the manner in which he approached the contract negotiations.

“Tex is an influential leader and an important person around our Club,” Burton said.

“He is also one of the competition’s elite forwards and continues to mature as a footballer, leader and person.

“His willingness to commit, in a way that assists the Club in keeping this group together, highlights his faith in where we are heading and his team-first approach.”

Walker has kicked 33 goals from 12 games this season to be eighth in the Coleman Medal race.

The New South Wales Scholarship product is also second in the AFL for goal assists (20).

Walker joins brilliant forward Eddie Betts, Rising Star nominee Wayne Milera Junior, defenders Luke Brown and Kyle Hartigan and promising ruckman Reilly O’Brien in committing to the Crows this year.