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Lionel Messi follows Andres Iniesta and aanvoerdersband in Barcelona

Lionel Messi is the new captain of Barcelona. That has the Catalan powerhouse on Friday announced. The 31-year-old Argentinian takes the band from Andrés Iniesta, Barça this summer left for the Japanese Vissel Kobe.

Barcelona unveiled the entire hierarchy. If Messi is not playing, run Sergio Busquets the troops. Afterwards, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto. The four all come from the youth academy of the Spanish champion.

Messi fulfilled since 2015 the role of vice-captain at Barça, behind messi plays. The midfielder was the successor of Xavi Hernández, who at that time itself took over from defender Carles Barcelona.

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