Messi succeeds Iniesta as new Barcelona captain

The captain's armband has been passed on since Andres Iniesta's departure

Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will replace Andres Iniesta as the club's captain for the new season.

Sergio Busquets becomes vice-captain, subsequently to be followed by Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto ready to deputise upon the aforementioned players' absence.

Javier Mascherano leaving in the winter meant that a reshuffle of the leadership structure in the dressing room was always likely, although Pique may feel that his recognition is somewhat overdue after giving a decade of service to the Catalan giants.

Piqué and Roberto finally made the cut despite strong claims for the role from Ivan Rakitic and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, both of whom had expressed their desire to be handed the responsibility.

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All four of the captains chosen came through the club's La Masia youth academy and only Pique - who had spells with United and on loan at Real Zaragoza - has played senior football away from Camp Nou.

Messi remains Barcelona's all-time top scorer and the recipient of no less than five Ballon d'Or awards during his time at the club.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor will be aiming to lift his first trophy as captain on Sunday when Ernesto Valverde's side take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercopa.

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