Very few positions in sports are as big of an honor and responsibility as the captaincy of an English Premiere League team.
Captains must lead by example; they must be the life of their team and be able to lift the other players on the pitch when the entire team is down. A captain can't give up on a game, or a ball that's just away from him because his entire team looks up to him for morale.
Additionally, they lead not only the players on the field, but they lead the club's fans and guide the entire direction of a team. Thus, the captaincy is no small responsibility; one man's actions and attitudes guide the entire team and everything affected by it.
Thus, each of the 20 men who have been bestowed with this honor are truly a unique hero in their own right.
With the new season just a few short weeks away, here is my power ranking of how each of these captains stack up against one another.