Barcelona Names Lionel Messi New Captain


Barcelona has confirmed that they have named Lionel Messi their new captain, replacing Andres Iniesta, according to ESPN FC’s Sam Marsden.

Messi, 31, had led Barca in Iniesta’s absence, but now officially takes over as captain, a title held by Iniesta.

Iniesta had been the club captain since 2015.