2013 All-Australian team

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The 2013 All-Australian team represents the best performed Australian Football League (AFL) players in the 2013 season. It was announced on Monday, 16 September 2013, as a complete Australian rules football team of 22 players, with Geelong's Joel Selwood named captain and Gold Coast's Gary Ablett named the vice-captain. The team is honorary and does not actually play any games.[1]

Selection panel[edit]

The selection panel for the team consisted of Andrew Demetriou (chairman), Mark Evans, Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Glen Jakovich, Mark Ricciuto and Cameron Ling.[2]

Team[edit]

The chosen team was announced on 16 September 2013.[3]

2013 All-Australian team
B: Corey Enright (Geelong) Scott Thompson (North Melbourne) Michael Johnson (Fremantle)
HB: Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney) Harry Taylor (Geelong) Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
C: Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs) Joel Selwood (Geelong; captain) Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
HF: Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide) Travis Cloke (Collingwood) Kieren Jack (Sydney)
F: Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn) Jeremy Cameron (Greater Western Sydney) Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
Foll: Will Minson (Western Bulldogs) Dane Swan (Collingwood) Gary Ablett (Gold Coast, vice-captain)
Int: Travis Boak (Port Adelaide) Daniel Hannebery (Sydney) Jobe Watson (Essendon)
Andrew Mackie (Geelong)    
Coach: Alastair Clarkson

Note: the position of coach in the All-Australian team is traditionally awarded to the coach of the premiership team.

Initial squad[edit]

At the conclusion of the 2013 AFL home and away season, a provisional squad of 40 players was chosen. The most controversial omissions were Tom Liberatore, who lead the league for clearances, Steve Johnson and Pearce Hanley, as well as no selections from finalists Richmond or Carlton. 25 players in the squad have not previously been selected in an All-Australian team.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New blood in AFL's All-Australian squadHerald Sun online. Published 5 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pierik, Jon; Murnane, Matt (4 September 2013). "Tigers, Blues miss All-Australian nod". The Age (Melbourne). 
  3. ^ http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-09-16/all-australian-as-it-happens
  4. ^ Baker, Grant; Paton, Al (3 September 2013). "Plenty of Cats, Hawks, Swans and Dockers but no Richmond or Carlton players in 2013 All-Australian squad". Herald Sun.