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Top 5 great captains of all time (photos)

 

 1. Carlos Alberto Torres 

 

 Carlos Alberto Torres was a Brazilian coach and professional footballer who played as an attacking winger for Fluminense and was the captain of the Brazilian team. 

 

 

 

 Torres is considered to be one of the best captains of all time, leading the Brazilian team to victory at the 1970 World Cup 1970 and scoring the fourth goal in the final, which is considered to be one of the greatest goals in the history of the tournament. He had known defensive skills, leadership skills and an excellent penalty shootout. 

 

 

 

 Carlos Alberto was a member of the 20th Century World team and was named to the FIFA 100 list of the world's best living players by Pelé seventeen years ago. 


 He died five years ago in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the age of 72. 


 2. Steven Gerrard 



 Steven George Gerrard is an English football coach and former football player who most recently played as a midfielder for Liverpool and the England national team. 

 

 

 

 Gerrard spent most of his career as a central midfielder for Liverpool and England and was the captain of both. He made his competitive appearance at Liverpool 23 years ago. 

 

 

 

 Gerrard is considered one of the greatest captains of all time and has captained Liverpool in two FA Cups, three League Cups, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the FA Community Shield and the Super Cup. Individually, he won UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and in 2005 won the bronze Ballon d'Or. A versatile and well-educated player who is highly valued for his leadership skills, Gerrard is the only footballer to have made it to a final of the FA Cup, a league. Cup final, UEFA Cup final and UEFA Champions League final, won every time. He was officially inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame five months ago. 

 

 

 

 3. Carles Puyol 

 

 Carles Puyol Saforcada is a 43-year-old former Spanish professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Barcelona and the Spanish team. 

 

 

 

 Known for his defensive skills and leadership skills, he is widely recognized as one of the best defenders and captains of all time. 

 

 

 

 He was captain of Barcelona from August 2004 until his retirement seven years ago and took part in 593 competitive games for the club. He won 18 major club titles, including six La Liga trophies and three Champions League titles. 

 

 

 

 4. Francesco Totti 

 

 Francesco Totti Ufficiale is a 45-year-old retired Italian professional footballer who played for the Roma and the Italian national team as an attacking midfielder. 


 Totti is a creative offensive playmaker known for his vision, technique, leadership and goal shooting skills. He is considered one of the greatest captains of all time. Throughout his career with Roma, he was the club's captain in a Serie A title, two Coppa Italia titles and two Italian Supercoppa titles. With 250 goals, he is the second top scorer ever in the history of the Italian league. He is also the top scorer and most-appearances player in Roma history and holds the record for the most goals scored in Serie A for a single club. 

 

 

 

 Totti, the winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000 finalist with Italy, played for his country at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 and won a record eleven Oscars del Calcio from the Italian Football Association. He also won the European Golden Shoe in 2007 and the Golden Foot in 2010. 17 years ago, he was included in the FIFA 100 list of the best living players in the world, selected by Pelé on the occasion of FIFA's 100th anniversary. Ten years ago, Totti was named Europe's most popular footballer by the IFFHS. 

 

 

 

 5. Javier Zanetti 

 

 Javier Adelmar Zanetti is a 48-year-old retired Argentine professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for Inter Milan and the Argentine national team. 


 From 1995 to 2014 he played for the Italian club Inter Milan and was captain since 2001. Zanetti is considered one of the best captains of all time and has led Inter Milan five Scudetti, four Coppa Italia, four Italian Supercoppa, a UEFA Cup, a Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. With 82 appearances, he also has the most appearances as captain in the Champions League. 


 Source: Sportmob

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