Lionel Messi Officially Named As Barcelona’s Captain After Ex Captain Andres Iniesta’s Departure

Football is one of the most watched sport in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are its greatest superstar in present times. Messi, Ronaldo and Chhetri are the reason why the sport is gaining popularity in our country.

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Lionel Messi is known for his exceptional football game, for hidden charities and heart touching gestures of people around him. Messi has always proved that fame does not mean you don’t have to be kind to people.

Football club Barcelona on Saturday confirmed Lionel Messi will replace Andres Iniesta as the club’s captain for the upcoming season.

Andres Iniesta was named as the club's captain in 2015 when Xavi Hernandez joined Qatari club Al Sadd.

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Messi will officially hold the mantle after the midfielder moved to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe.

The club further named Sergio Busquets as the club's second captain, a role previously held by Messi. The third and the fourth captain spot, which have opened up due to Iniesta and Javier Mascherano’s departure, will be filled by Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto.

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All the four players have risen through club's La Masia youth academy. Pique, who played for Manchester United and on loan at Real Zaragoza, is the only one among the four to play league matches away from Camp Nou.

Barcelona will play the Super Cup match against Sevilla on Monday night. They will open their La Liga campaign against Alaves next Sunday on August 19.

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by Admin | Sun, Aug 12 - 10:37 AM

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