OFFICIAL: Barcelona appoint new captains after exit of Lionel Messi

The La Liga giants Barcelona have confirmed the four players who will be wearing the captain band next season following Leo Messi’s exit.Photo credit: Getty Images

Recall that the Blaugranas rounded up their preseason with a 3-0 win over Juventus yesterday to lift the Joan Gamper trophy.

Many factors are being considered before a captain can be chosen for a team. In most clubs, a Head coach is given the power to choose whosoever in his team as the Captain.

Meanwhile, most football clubs determine their captain based on how many years a player has spent at the club. They also look at whether the player has leadership characters.

However, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquet, Jordi Alba, and Sergie Roberto have all been named as the new captain for FC Barcelona. The club made it known through their official social media handle today.

The caption reads: “The Captains” as Barcelona shared a photo.

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Nevertheless, they will start to carry out their duty when Barcelona plays Real Sociedad in their first La Liga game of the season next Sunday.

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