Being the captain of a club is a huge responsibility, and with the right person wearing the armband, the performance of the team can be boosted hugely. In this article, we will be looking at the top 5 captains in football history.
Top 5 captains in football
5. Franz Beckenbauer
Beckenbauer is among the first sweeper defenders to have played in football. He captained Bayern Munich to three consecutive Champions League and Bundesliga titles between 1974 to 1976.
4. Francesco Totti
Totti remains one of the greatest one club men to have ever played. The former Roma captain only represented the capital club during his time, and is one of the greatest captains in the history of the sport as well.
3. Sergio Ramos
The former Real Madrid skippers was the heart and soul of the team, and helped foster an unbelievable winning mentality. He won four Champions League titles and five La Liga titles during his time at the club, and is still regarded as the best defenders of the game.
2. Paolo Maldini
Speaking of the best defenders in the world, you simply cannot leave out Paolo Maldini. The AC Milan legend spent most of his time as the skipper of the club, and is rightfully among the top 5 captains in football history. He led the Rossoneri to the Champions League title, as well as multiple Serie A titles.
1. Roy Keane
Keane was famously short tempered during his time on the pitch, and commanded the dressing room during his playing days. The Manchester United captain helped oversee one of the most successful periods in their history, while Sir Alex Ferguson was at the helm.