Defender Dane Rampe has been named in the 40-man All Australian squad released by the league on Monday morning.

Rampe is the only Sydney Swans played named in the squad and will be vying to make the final 22 man team to be named in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old is trying to earn his second All Australian honour after previously being named in the side for the first time in 2016.

Rampe once again kept some of the best forwards in the competition in check during his first season as co-captain of the Swans.

He played 21 matches averaging 20 disposals and a career high 6 marks per game but it is his work without the football that is just as impressive.

The All Australian selection panel is Gillon McLachlan (chairman), Kevin Bartlett, Luke Darcy, Danny Frawley, Steve Hocking, Glen Jakovich, Chris Johnson, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson and Warren Tredrea, while the All Australian selectors, along with Kevin Sheehan, also choose the winner of the NAB AFL Rising Star Award.

No other Swans player made the final 40-man squad with the final 22 will be revealed on Wednesday evening.

Dane Rampe, Sydney Swans
All Australian 2016. 21 games in 2019.
421 disposals. 265 kicks, 123 marks, 156 handballs averaging 20 disposals, 12.6 kicks, 5.9 marks, 7.4 handballs. 31 Inside 50m, 140 Rebound 50m. 60 tackles.