2012 All-Australian team
The 2012 All-Australian team represents the best performed Australian Football League (AFL) players during the 2012 season. It was announced on Monday, 17 September 2012, as a complete Australian rules football team of 22 players, with Darren Glass (West Coast) named as captain and Gary Ablett (Gold Coast) named as vice-captain. An initial squad of 40 players was previously announced on Wednesday, 5 September 2012. The team is honorary and does not actually play any games.
The selection panel for the 2012 All-Australian team consisted of chairman Andrew Demetriou, Adrian Anderson, Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Gerard Healy, Glen Jakovich and Mark Ricciuto.
|2012 All-Australian team|
|B:||Sean Dempster (St Kilda)||Luke McPharlin (Fremantle)||Darren Glass (West Coast) (captain)|
|HB:||Beau Waters (West Coast)||Ted Richards (Sydney)||Grant Birchall (Hawthorn)|
|C:||Trent Cotchin (Richmond)||Jobe Watson (Essendon)||Dayne Beams (Collingwood)|
|HF:||Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide)||Lance Franklin (Hawthorn)||Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn)|
|F:||Stephen Milne (St Kilda)||Tom Hawkins (Geelong)||Dean Cox (West Coast)|
|Foll:||Nic Naitanui (West Coast)||Scott Thompson (Adelaide)||Gary Ablett, Jr. (Gold Coast) (vice-captain)|
|Int:||Brett Deledio (Richmond)||Josh Kennedy (Sydney)||Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)|
|Dane Swan (Collingwood)|
|Coach:||John Longmire (Sydney)|
Note: the position of coach in the All-Australian team is traditionally awarded to the coach of the premiership team.
At the conclusion of the 2012 AFL home and away season, a provisional squad of 40 players was chosen.
- Adelaide: Patrick Dangerfield, Brent Reilly, Sam Jacobs, Scott Thompson, Taylor Walker
- Brisbane Lions: Nil
- Carlton: Eddie Betts
- Collingwood: Dayne Beams, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan
- Essendon: Jobe Watson
- Fremantle: Luke McPharlin, Matthew Pavlich
- Geelong: Corey Enright, Tom Hawkins, Harry Taylor, Joel Selwood, Tom Lonergan
- Gold Coast: Gary Ablett
- Greater Western Sydney: Nil
- Hawthorn: Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Grant Birchall, Cyril Rioli
- Melbourne: Nil
- North Melbourne: Andrew Swallow, Drew Petrie
- Port Adelaide: Nil
- Richmond: Trent Cotchin, Brett Deledio, Jack Riewoldt, Ivan Maric
- St Kilda: Nick Riewoldt, Sean Dempster, Lenny Hayes, Stephen Milne
- Sydney: Kieren Jack, Josh Kennedy, Lewis Jetta, Ted Richards
- West Coast: Dean Cox, Darren Glass, Nic Naitanui, Beau Waters
- Western Bulldogs: Nil
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