2012 All-Australian team

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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.[1][2] 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.

Selection process[edit]

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.[3]


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.

Initial squad[edit]

At the conclusion of the 2012 AFL home and away season, a provisional squad of 40 players was chosen.


  1. ^ McNicol, Adam (18 September 2012). "Eagles top All Australian team". AFL.com.au. BigPond.
  2. ^ Denham, Greg (17 September 2012). "Fresh 15 celebrate first-time All-Australian honours". The Australian. News Corp Australia.
  3. ^ Watson vying for All Australian debut Archived 18 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Essendon Football Club. Published 16 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.