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Messi named new Barcelona captain

Andres Iniesta

Lionel Messi has succeeded Andres Iniesta as Barcelona new captain for the 2018/2019 season.

Iniesta left Barcelona to join Chinese club Vissel Kobe after a trophy-laden 22 years at the Nou Camp.

Andres Iniesta took over the Captain duties when Xavi Hernandez left Barcelona in 2015.

Sergio Busquets will be the vice-captain, with Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto the third and fourth captains respectively.

Messi is Barcelona all-time goalscorer and he has won five Ballon d’Or with the Blaugrana.

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