Barcelona name Lionel Messi as captain following Iniesta’s exit from Nou Camp

August 10, 2018

– Messi is now captain of Barcelona following Iniesta’s departure

– The 33-year-old has been vice captain of La Blaugrana since 2015

– Enersto Valverde’s side will take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercopa

Lionel Messi has been officially named new captain of Barcelona following Andres Iniesta’s exit from Camp Nou.

The Argentina international takes over from Iniesta following his move to Vissel Kobe in the J League at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

The 30-year-old has worn the arm-band for the Catalan giants on numerous occasions before he was named vice-captain since 2015.


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