Captain (association football) facts for kids
The team captain of a football team is a team member who is chosen to be the leader during a football match. Mostly a captain is an older or more experienced player. A team captain often wears an armband.
The captain has to participate in the coin toss before the match and before a penalty shootout. Referees mostly talk to the captain about the behaviour of him and his team mates. When the team wins a trophy it is given to the captain.
Images for kids
United States captain Abby Wambach and England captain Steph Houghton shake hands before kick off, 2015
Chesterfield vice-captain Sam Hird wearing the armband
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