Steven Gerrard and 20 Inspirational Captains in European Football

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Steven Gerrard and 20 Inspirational Captains in European Football
Jon Super

What's in the title of "captain"? Is it merely the armband on the pitch, or is it more?

For some clubs or perhaps even entire leagues, a captain can be an on-pitch extension of the manager in the dugout, the man to remember and pass on tactical instruction at key moments in the match or advise his team-mates on what to do next.

Others, however, see it as their place not merely to play their own game to the highest level possible but also raise the ability and confidence of those around them ever higher—to take the difficult, the improbable and even the impossible and overcome those obstacles.

Some captains are the identifiable and memorable faces of the word "inspirational."

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