What does it take to be a captain in the premier league?
First of all, you have to be extremely talented to play in the most competitive league in world football.
But what sort of personality do you need to have?
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In truth, captains come in all shapes and sizes.
Some like to do all the shouting and motivational speeches in the locker room and on the pitch. Some are calmer and like to lead by example on the pitch.
But who is the “best” Premier League captain?
Well it was a question that Mirror tried to answer. However, they took it a step further and decided to rank all Premier League captains from worst to best based solely on their current playing ability.
The results? We’ll take a look:
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The captain of the champions in the 20th? However, the Brazilian is far from a regular these days.
19. Marc Noble
The same can be said of Noble in West Ham. His missed penalty in the last minute against Manchester United will always haunt him.
18. Moussa Sissoko
Claudio Ranieri seems to have immediately signed captain Sissoko in the summer at Vicarage Road. But the 32-year-old isn’t the type to take a game by the neck.
17. Luka Milivojevic
The Crystal Palace captain also struggles to play every game, with Patrick Vieira often preferring James McArthur.
16. Grant Hanley
Hanley has a tough job to do to help keep Norwich under Dean Smith.
15. Tyrone Ming
The England international was abandoned by Smith towards the end of his reign and Steven Gerrard has previously said Mings must “prove he can be the right man” for captain Aston Villa.
14. Harry Maguire
Maguire suffered a truly disappointing campaign at club level. Now is the time to show why he is the Man Utd captain.
13. Jamaal Lascelles
Will Lascelles remain at the club – let alone captain – when Newcastle start spending money?
12. Liam Cooper
Cooper has played every Premier League game this season and was club captain for almost seven years at Leeds.
11. Seamus Coleman
Now 33, Coleman is no longer the player he once was, but he has been a great servant of the club.
10. Pontus Jansson
The Swede has only missed eight minutes of Premier League football this season as he seeks to get Brentford to safety.
9. Hugo Lloris
The goalkeeper has been Tottenham captain since 2015 and is now expected to play an important role under Antonio Conte’s tutelage.
8. Ben Mee
Mee embodies the Burnley side of Sean Dyche, being unspectacular but reliable.
7. Conor Coady
Coady was called up to the England squad thanks to his performances on the pitch. Off the pitch, the Wolves skipper is one of the most likely people in football.
6. Kasper Schmeichel
Schmeichel became Leicester captain for good this summer following the departure of Wes Morgan. The 35-year-old is an imposing presence in goal.
5. James Ward-Prowse
It looked like Ward-Prowse could leave Southampton this summer, but the 27-year-old remains the club’s captain under Ralph Hasenhuttl. He is a great player and a great leader.
4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Arsenal skipper doesn’t appear to be a captain, but maybe Mikel Arteta’s decision was to help him stay motivated and well behaved. He led by example, scoring seven goals in 11 matches in all competitions.
3. Lewis Dunk
Dunk has played every minute of Brighton’s very respectable season so far. He’s a fantastic defender and a hero at the Amex.
2. Cesar Azpilicueta
The 32-year-old leads Chelsea’s title challenge this season. However, the Spaniard has been back and forth on Thomas Tuchel’s side in recent weeks. But he’s the perfect captain, ready to play in a variety of positions and is as passionate as they come. He lifted the Champions League last season.
1. Jordan Henderson
Henderson is a good leader. Again, like many on this list, he’s not always guaranteed a place in his team’s starting XI. But when it starts you know you will get 110% of it. He will go down in Liverpool history for being the man to finally win this Premier League trophy. He also led Liverpool to Champions League glory.