Roy Keane  Roy Keane captained Manchester United between November 1996 and December 1997, leading the club to the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals in his first season in charge.

Paolo Maldini  Paolo Maldini was captain of AC Milan for nine seasons, from 1982 to 1989. He led Milan to seven Serie A titles, two European Cups, and a World Cup. In all, Maldini played in 377 games for Milan, scoring 41 goals.

Billy McNeill Billy McNeill was captain of Celtic for eleven years, from 1978 to 1986. He led the club to six Scottish League Championships, three Scottish Cups, one Scottish League Cup and one European Cup.

Franz Beckenbauer Franz Beckenbauer was a world-famous German football player and captain of the West Germany national team. He was considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Emlyn Hughes Emlyn Hughes captained Wales to victory at the 1958 World Cup, the first time the country had won the prestigious tournament. Wales had qualified for the World Cup by winning the 1957 British Home Championship.

Franco Baresi Franco Baresi was captain of AC Milan from 1986 to 1997. During this time, he led the club to a staggering eight Serie A titles and five Champions League crowns.

Tony Adams Tony Adams was captain of the England national football team from 1986 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1993. He also captained Arsenal during the 1990s.

Didier Deschamps  Deschamps began his career as a midfielder, playing for Monaco and Juventus before joining Marseille in 1998. He helped Marseille win the French Cup in 2002 and the UEFA Cup in 2003.

Johan Cruyff was a very successful captain in the game of football. He led his team to many successes, including winning two European Cups, three Dutch Cups and two Spanish Cups.

It is hard to imagine what the world would be like without Carles Puyol. The captain of Barcelona and Spain, Puyol has been one of the most influential players in the game for over a decade.