Best captains in football: Arsenal & Man Utd greats plus departing legends Xavi & Gerrard

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A look at twelve of the most legendary football captains of all time, featuring world class names at Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and more…

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Read on to see our selection of the game’s best ever skippers, in no particular order:

1) Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)

A five-time Champions League winner, as well as an incredible seven Serie A titles, there’s no doubt Paolo Maldini is one of the game’s best ever players and leaders.

2) Tony Adams (Arsenal)

With an entire career spent at Arsenal, Tony Adams is one of the club’s greats and was named captain at the age of just 21, going on to win league titles in three different decades.

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