A captain is far more than just a person to wear the armband and to be the first to lift the trophy.

A captain provides the inspiration after the manager has delivered the tactics. The captain is an example that all the other player's should be aspiring to.

Not only does a captain have to be a big personality though, it's also important for them to be one of the best performers on the pitch as well.

Sometimes a good skipper can be the difference between winning and losing; between success and failure.

Here we take a look at some of the most inspirational captains of the 21st century.

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