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Jarrad McVeigh with wife Clementine and daughters Lolita and Florence on August 1, McVeigh will retire from AFL on Saturday

& # 39; A picture says more than a thousand words & # 39 ;: the wife of Footy star reveals his moving tribute to the field to the baby daughter that she lost a few weeks after her birth

  • Jarrad McVeigh is leaving the AFL on Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday
  • McVeigh & # 39; s last contest is the same day as the anniversary of the death of his firstborn
  • His wife Clementine shared emotional Instagram messages in preparation for the competition
  • Luella died in August 2011 due to complications just a few weeks after her birth
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Sydney Swans star Jarrad McVeigh's wife has shared a moving tribute while her husband retires from AFL on the anniversary of the death of their newborn baby daughter.

Clementine McVeigh said & # 39; a photo says more than a thousand words & # 39; when she shared a photo of the Swans veteran to mark his last match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

The moving tribute congratulated McVeigh on his 15-year career in red and white and remembered their daughter Luella who died of heart complications in August 2011, just weeks after she was born.

Jarrad McVeigh with wife Clementine and daughters Lolita and Florence on August 1, McVeigh will retire from AFL on Saturday

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Jarrad McVeigh with wife Clementine and daughters Lolita and Florence on August 1, McVeigh will retire from AFL on Saturday

Clementine McVeigh said & # 39; a photo says more than a thousand words & # 39; when she shared a photo of the Swans veteran to mark his last match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday

Clementine McVeigh said & # 39; a photo says more than a thousand words & # 39; when she shared a photo of the Swans veteran to mark his last match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday

Clementine McVeigh said & # 39; a photo says more than a thousand words & # 39; when she shared a photo of the Swans veteran to mark his last match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday

McVeigh kissed the black bracelet after celebrating a goal during the AFL second semifinal in September 2011 - weeks after his daughter died

McVeigh kissed the black bracelet after celebrating a goal during the AFL second semifinal in September 2011 - weeks after his daughter died

McVeigh kissed the black bracelet after celebrating a goal during the AFL second semifinal in September 2011 – weeks after his daughter died

& # 39; At this time, Jarrad kissed his & # 39; black bracelet & # 39; for our beautiful Luella after she passed away, & # 39; wrote Mrs. McVeigh.

& # 39; Today my incredible husband is playing his last game … the sport he loves so much that he can't even describe it in words.

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& # 39; The passion and love he has put into the game / his career is a drive that goes beyond what I could imagine. & # 39;

In what Mrs McVeigh described as a sign from the universe, her husband's last professional competition takes place on the same day her daughter breathed her last eight years ago.

& # 39; Today is also the anniversary of the death of our Luella … what are the chances of this, & # 39; she wrote.

& # 39; Maybe the universe made it that way … so today I shed tears for my baby, and tears for my husband's incredible career.

The moving tribute congratulated McVeigh on his 15-year career in red and white and remembered their daughter Luella who died of heart complications weeks after she was born in 2011

The moving tribute congratulated McVeigh on his 15-year career in red and white and remembered their daughter Luella who died of heart complications weeks after she was born in 2011

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The moving tribute congratulated McVeigh on his 15-year career in red and white and remembered their daughter Luella who died of heart complications weeks after she was born in 2011

McVeigh celebrates after winning the 2012 AFL Grand Final competition with Clementine and his daughter Lolita, the year after Luella died

McVeigh celebrates after winning the 2012 AFL Grand Final competition with Clementine and his daughter Lolita, the year after Luella died

McVeigh celebrates after winning the 2012 AFL Grand Final competition with Clementine and his daughter Lolita, the year after Luella died

& # 39; One door closes and another opens. & # 39;

Mrs. McVeigh also wrote that she probably & # 39; extremely swollen eyes & # 39; and spotted mascara, but she would have a & # 39; happy mess & # 39; during the emotional day.

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McVeigh, who announced his retirement this month, debuted for the swans in 2004, with guernsey number three.

In the weeks following Luella's death, McVeigh kissed his black bracelet after celebrating a goal during the AFL second semifinal in September 2011.

McVeigh and his wife went on two having two daughters Lolita and Florence.

Lolita was born in 2012 and McVeigh held her while walking around the MCG to celebrate winning the 2012 grand finale in a clash with the Hawthorn Hawks.

He retires with teammate Kieren Jack, while Buddy Franklin plays his 300th game.

McVeigh and his wife have two daughters Lolita and Florence
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McVeigh and his wife have two daughters Lolita and Florence

McVeigh and his wife have two daughters Lolita and Florence

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