Geelong star just pips Gary Ablett for the top honour.
Debutantes have dominated the latest All-Australian side with more than half of the team of the year from the 2013 AFL season making their first appearance on the prestigious list.
Greater Western Sydney forward Jeremy Cameron became the first ever nominee for the brand new club, while Geelong’s Andrew Mackie earns a well-deserved nod.
The Cats star has won three premierships and played in 197 top grade games, and despite being nominated twice before, his exploits this past season saw him put over the top.
Joel Selwood won the captain’s honour from Gold Coast’s Gary Ablett, who created history by being nominated for his seventh consecutive All-Australian honour.
Ablett is now just one nomination behind his famous father’s overall record of eight, the Ablett Junior short odds of setting a new, and possible unbeatable, benchmark.
Geelong has four players and Collingwood and Sydney each providing three selections among the 12 clubs represented in the 22-man team.
Magpies midfielders Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury continued their creditable consistency — Swan was named for the fifth straight season and it’s four in a row for Pendlebury.
THE 2013 ALL-AUSTRALIAN TEAM
FB: Corey Enright (Geelong), Scott Thompson (North Melbourne), Michael Johnson (Fremantle)
HB: Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney) Harry Taylor (Geelong Cats) Sam Mitchell Hawthorn)
C: Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs) Joel Selwood (C) (Geelong) Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
HF: Patrick Dangerfield (Adelaide Crows) Travis Cloke (Collingwood) Kieren Jack (Sydney Swans)
FF: Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn) Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants) Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide)
R: Will Minson (Western Bulldogs) Dane Swan (Collingwood) Gary Ablett (VC) (Gold Coast Suns)
I/C BENCH: Travis Boak (Port Adelaide) Dan Hannebery (Sydney) Andrew Mackie (Geelong) Jobe Watson (Essendon)