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Encyclopedia > Captain (football)

The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. The team captain is usually identified by the wearing of an armband. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...

The armband worn by the captain of the national team of England

The official functions of the captain under the Laws of the Game are to participate in the coin toss prior to kick-off (for choice of ends and to determine who kicks off first) and prior to a penalty shootout. Captains have no special authority under the Laws to challenge a decision by the referee, however referees will sometimes talk to the captain of a side about the side's general behaviour. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Kick-off at the final of the 2005 Confederations Cup A kick-off is the method of starting and restarting play in a game of association football (soccer). ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... A referee presides over a game of association football (soccer). ...


In youth or recreational football, the captain often takes on duties that would at a higher level be delegated to the manager. The captain generally provides a rallying point for the team: if morale is low, it is the captain who will be looked to gee up the side. A coach (right) coaching a fencer (left) on strategy during a timeout In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ...


A club captain is usually appointed for a season: if unavailable or not selected for a particular game, the appointed vice-captain or a team captain will be appointed to perform a similar role. The captain will often take a particular role in media relations on behalf of the team and will be the first player to lift a trophy should the team win one. A vice-captain in football (soccer), is a player that is expected to captain the side when the club captain is not included in the starting eleven, or if the club captain is substituted. ...


Selection of a captain is an important choice for the manager of a football club—he will be the manager's correspondent on the pitch and the relationship between a manager and a captain is a crucial one. Likewise it is also important the captain has a good rapport with the club's supporters. Crucial qualities of a club captain include determination and stamina, being able to get on with everybody, and being an intelligent, tactically minded player. Club captains can also take on certain responsibilities within the playing staff, such as organising morale-boosting events and looking after younger players.


World Cup winning captains

Qualifying countries The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the first World Cup tournament ever staged. ... José Nasazzi (May 24, 1901 - 1968) was the Uruguayan footballer who captained his country when they won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. ... Qualifying countries The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second World Cup staged, and was hosted in Italy from May 27 to June 10. ... One of the best goal keepers of all time comparable to th elike sof zoff and yashin he played for juventus in the 30s ... Qualifying countries The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from June 4 to June 19. ... For the stadium named after this man - which is more commonly known as the San Siro - see Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ... Obdulio Jacinto Varela (born September 20, 1917 — died August 2, 1996) is a former Uruguayan football player. ... Qualifying countries The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920 – June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... Hilderaldo Luís Bellini (born June 7, 1930 in Itapira, São Paulo State, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer. ... Qualifying countries The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. ... Mauro Ramos, full name Mauro Ramos de Oliveira, (born August 30, 1930 in Poços de Caldas – died September 18, 2002) was a Brazilian football player. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, April 12, 1941 - died London, February 24, 1993) was an English footballer. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... Carlos Alberto Torres (born July 17, 1944, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. ... Qualifying countries The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Qualifying countries The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Qualifying countries The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. ... Dino Zoff after the victory of Italy at the 1982 World Cup. ... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is an Argentine former footballer. ... The 1990 FIFA World Cup, the 14th staging of the World Cup, was held in Italy from June 8 to July 8. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ... Dunga (born Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri on October 31, 1963 in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian former football defensive midfielder, of Italian and German descent, and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup. ... Qualifying countries The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled in 1938. ... Didier Deschamps (French IPA: ) (born 15 October 1968 in Bayonne) is a former French football player who captained France to victories in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Marcos Evangelista de Moraes (born June 7, 1970 in São Paulo), better known as Cafu, is a two-times Fifa World Cup winning Brazilian footballer, currently a defender for Italian club A.C. Milan. ... “2006 World Cup” redirects here. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2], (born September 13, 1973, Naples, Italy, who is the older brother of Paolo Cannavaro, Fabio is an Italian footballer and captain of Italy who currently plays for Real Madrid. ...

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BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Teams | England | Following Beckham (691 words)
Gerrard is arguably the finest player in his position in world football, although he was not well utilised by outgoing England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.
He is unlikely to be chosen ahead of his captain at club level, Terry, and will now concentrate on regaining his best form at international level.
Injury-plagued Newcastle striker Michael Owen has been Eriksson's vice captain but his latest injury problems mean he will be watching McClaren's first game in charge from the sidelines.
Scout.com: Captain's Corner: Football Workout Evolution (490 words)
Things were a lot different "back then" when it comes to football, and one big difference is in what happens during the offseason.
Where football has become more difficult is the year-round workouts, most especially, the summer workouts.
Football is still football, and getting in shape is still getting in shape, but the evolution is interesting to follow.
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