Lionel Messi named FC Barcelona's captain ahead of new season

Lionel Messi Named FC Barcelona’s New Captain

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Lionel Messi has been named as the new captain of FC Barcelona. Image Courtesy: Getty

After the departure of Andres Iniesta, Barcelona announced star forward Lionel Messi would be the club’s new captain ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Messi to take over, following the retirement of Andres Iniesta.

Lionel Messi, who is the captain of Argentina is also set to lead his club now. However, before Iniesta had joined Vissel Kobe in Japan, Messi was the vice-captain of the Catalans.

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Barcelona has named Lionel Messi as their new captain. Image Courtesy: Getty

Meanwhile, Sergio Busquets takes over as the role of vice-captain while Gerard Pique and Sergio Roberto have joined the four-person leadership team.

Now, Lionel Messi has the chance to win his first trophy as the club’s captain on Sunday when Barcelona will take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercopa finale. After a disappointing run in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia with Argentina, Leo will be looking to win it all for the club in the next 12 months,

In last season’s La Liga, Barcelona lost only match and almost ended up as undefeated champions. They had also won the Copa Del Rey. However, they failed to bag a treble, as AS Roma crashed them out in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.


Barcelona has made four signings in the 2018 summer transfer window so far. Malcom, Arthur, Clement Lenglet and Arturo Vidal are the new additions to the Spanish team. FC Barcelona will play their first La Liga match against Alaves on 18 August.

While Messi has taken a new step at his club, his future in Argentina is still undecided. The player didn’t talk about his future after the exit from the World Cup.