Top 10 Best Captains in 2015
10. Phil Jagielka – Everton
Being a captain of a team that runs on a very small budget and still managing to finish above the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur resulting in qualifying for the Europa League, is nothing short of a remarkable success. Jagielka scored an amazing volley against in merseyside derby versus Liverpool, this season which is in contention for the goal of the season award.
9. Francesco Totti – AS Roma
It is really hard to predict that AS Roma will get a better captain than Francesco Totti. The veteran attacking midfielder has spent his entire career with the club and despite failing to clinch Serie A title in recent years his contribution to the club cannot be dented. Totti led Roma to the second position in 2013/2014 Serie A season.
8. John Terry – Chelsea
Chelsea’s captain fantastic, although failed to help his side win yet another Premier League title under Jose Mourinho, is arguably the best club captain in the Premier League right now. Chelsea are favourites to clinch the 2014/2015 Premier League title and if they achieve that feat, a large part of it would be down to John Terry.
7. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United
At the age of 29, Wayne Rooney can be considered at the peak of his game. Rooney plays for and captains Manchester United. He is also the captain of the England national team.
6. Vincent Kompany – Manchester City
Clinching the Premier League title in 2014 from the grasps of Liverpool and Chelsea shows the nerves and determination that is present in Manchester City club. And a big credit of that goes to their skipper, Vincent Kompany. The Belgian international was the standout performer for the Citizens last season and has continued on the same direction in 2016 as well.
5. Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Wining Serie A titles frequently makes Buffon one of the greatest club captains in Italy. The expert goalkeeper has entered the last stages of his career but that has not stopped him from leading his team from the front.Under Buffon’s leadership, Juventus won the fourth successive Scudetto title.
4. Gabi – Atletico Madrid
Turning the two horse race of La Liga into a fight of three clubs and not just that, winning the La Liga defying the might of Real Madrid and Barcelona, is nothing short of a phenomenal triumph for Atletico Madrid. Credit has to be given to their inspiring captain, Gabi, who led from the front and has continue to do so in 2015.
3. Steven Gerrard – Liverpool
If it wasn’t for “That Slip” from Steven Gerrard in the 2013/2014 season against Chelsea, Liverpool would have been crowned Champions of England. However, the reason Liverpool were in contention for the title, is also down to their fantastic captain, Steven Gerrard. Like the years before, 2014 was no different as the former English captain led his team from the front.
2. Phillip Lahm – Bayern Munich
German Bundesliga Title, dfb pokal, and FIFA World Club, all in 2014, Phillip Lahm has set standards too high, not many in the game can come near to that. The Bayern Munich captain won the German title in the shortest extent of time writing his name in the record books. And under his captaincy, Bayern Munich are well on course to win yet another Bundesliga title in 2014/2015 season.
1. Iker Casillas
Yes, Casillas suffered a horrid World Cup campaign and was dropped to the bench for a numerous of La Liga matches. But, the fact that he led Real Madrid to their most sought-after La Decima, the 10th Champions League in the history of the club, makes him a club legend, if he already wasn’t that. His leadership capabilities helped Madrid overcome a number of oppositions in 2014 making him number one in our list.