Three Magpies have been recognised for their fine 2018 seasons with nomination in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22under22 squad.

Jordan De Goey, Tom Phillips and Jaidyn Stephenson were all named in the 40-man squad that will be trimmed to a traditional 22-man team during the AFL Players’ Association MVP Awards on Thursday 30 August.

The team is chosen by supporters who can vote online at

Fans who submit a team that matches the final 22Under22 team will automatically go into the draw to win an AFL Players’ prize pack.

In season 2018
Jordan De Goey
15 games, 34 goals, 17.1 disposals per game, 2.0 marks inside 50 per game

Tom Phillips
20 games, 12 goals, 26.4 disposals per game, 7 matches with 30 or more disposals

Jaidyn Stephenson
20 games, 30 goals, 12.7 disposals per game, 103 score involvements for the season (ranked 6th at the club)

Defenders: Tom Doedee (Adelaide), Wayne Milera (Adelaide), Harris Andrews (Brisbane), Alex Witherden (Brisbane), Andrew McGrath (Essendon), Conor McKenna (Essendon), Ed Langdon (Fremantle), Lachie Weller (Gold Coast), Dougal Howard (Port Adelaide), Jayden Short (Richmond), Bailey Williams (Western Bulldogs)

Midfielders: Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane), Zac Fisher (Carlton), Tom Phillips (Collingwood), Zach Merrett (Essendon), Touk Miller (Gold Coast), Tim Taranto (GWS Giants), Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants), Angus Brayshaw (Melbourne), James Harmes (Melbourne), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne), Christian Petracca (Melbourne), Sam Powell-Pepper (Port Adelaide), Jack Steele (St Kilda), Isaac Heeney (Sydney), Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs), Toby McLean (Western Bulldogs)

Forwards: Eric Hipwood (Brisbane), Charlie Curnow (Carlton), Jordan De Goey (Collingwood), Jaidyn Stephenson (Collingwood), Bayley Fritsch (Melbourne), Alex Neal-Bullen (Melbourne), Dan Butler (Richmond), Jade Gresham (St Kilda), Ben Ronke (Sydney), Will Hayward (Sydney), Billy Gowers (Western Bulldogs)

Rucks: Sean Darcy (Fremantle), Tim English (Western Bulldogs)

Tom Phillips and Jaidyn Stephenson celebrate a goal against the Western Bulldogs in round 10.