2008 All-Australian team

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The 2008 Australian rules football All-Australian selection committee provided the 40 leading players of the year in their playing positions at the conclusion of the home and away season before announcing the final 22 during the All Australian Presentation Dinner on 15 September 2008. .

Selectors[edit]

The 2008 All-Australian selection panel was Adrian Anderson, Robert Walls, Gerard Healy, Mark Bickley, Glen Jakovich, Rod Austin, Kevin Bartlett and Andrew Demetriou (Non-voting chairman).[1]

Initial Squad[edit]

The 40-man squad was announced on September 3, with ten Geelong players named.[2]

Defenders: Nathan Bock, Corey Enright, Sam Fisher, Tom Harley, Luke Hodge, Max Hudghton, Luke McPharlin, Andrew Mackie, Darren Milburn, Dale Morris, Daniel Pratt, Matthew Scarlett.
Midfielders/Ruckmen: Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Simon Black, Adam Cooney, Joel Corey, Dean Cox, Daniel Cross, Brett Deledio, Lenny Hayes, Chris Judd, Brett Kirk, Sam Mitchell, Drew Petrie, Matthew Richardson, Aaron Sandilands, Joel Selwood.
Forwards: Jonathan Brown, Daniel Bradshaw, Brendan Fevola, Lance Franklin, Brent Harvey, Steve Johnson, Paul Medhurst, Daniel Motlop, Robert Murphy, Ryan O'Keefe, Matthew Pavlich, Nick Riewoldt.

Final Team[edit]

2008 All-Australian Team
B: Dale Morris (Western Bulldogs) Matthew Scarlett (Geelong) Tom Harley (Geelong) (Vice-captain)
HB: Luke Hodge (Hawthorn) Nathan Bock (Adelaide) Samuel Fisher (St Kilda)
C: Jimmy Bartel (Geelong) Joel Corey (Geelong) Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
HF: Steve Johnson (Geelong) Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda) Brent Harvey (North Melbourne)
F: Brendan Fevola (Carlton) Lance Franklin (Hawthorn) Paul Medhurst (Collingwood)
Foll: Dean Cox (West Coast) Chris Judd (Carlton) (Captain) Gary Ablett, Jr. (Geelong)
Int: Corey Enright (Geelong) Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle) Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
Matthew Richardson (Richmond)
Coach: Alastair Clarkson (Hawthorn)


The 2008 All-Australian umpire was also awarded, with that honour going to Brett Rosebury.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edmund, Sam (16 September 2008). "Cats dominate All-Australian team for second year running". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Cats dominate initial All-Australian squad". 3 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Burgan, Matt (15 September 2008). "Geelong's All-Australian night". AFL BigPond Network. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008.