Adelaide would like to acknowledge the contribution and achievements of key defender Daniel Talia who has been told he will not be offered a new contract.

Talia, 29, has played 200 AFL games however he has been unable to take the field this season due to an off-season knee operation, followed by a foot injury which also required surgery. Unfortunately, he has endured setbacks with his rehabilitation.

A first round draft selection in 2009, he is a dual All Australian and he has been a key pillar of the Crows’ backline for a decade.

Along the way, he won the AFL’s Rising Star Award in 2012, claimed Adelaide’s Club Champion in 2014, and has been a member of the senior leadership group.

“It has been a privilege to represent this great Club for the past 12 years and I have cherished every moment,” Talia said.

“I am disappointed because I feel like I have more years left in me at the top level but I understand the decision and direction the Club is going.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my teammates past and present, coaches, staff and all of the amazing supporters.

“Thank you to my wife Megan, my two beautiful children Ivy and Max, and my close family and friends for their unwavering support.

“I am going to take some time to consider what comes next for my young family and I will always be grateful for the opportunity I have had to play for the Crows.”

Adelaide’s Senior Coach Matthew Nicks described Talia as one of the Club’s greatest defenders, adding his consistency over a long period of time was testament to his attention to detail and commitment to training and game preparation.

“Having previously coached against Daniel and now seen him at close range, there is no doubt he has been one of the best key defenders in the competition over the last decade,” Nicks said.

“We have had open, honest and long running discussions with Daniel and his management regarding his future, and where that fits in the context of our list rebuild.

“He has made a significant contribution to our Club and he will always be a respected member of the Crows family and we wish him, his wife Megan and children Ivy and Max, the very best for the future.”