How do football clubs choose a captain?

In English football, as a general rule, the club manager usually picks the player they feel is most suitable for the role of club captain. The approach at Austria Wien has been a little different with the players holding a vote today on who should lead the team and the result being that Manuel Ortlechner has replaced Roland Linz.

There has been much discussion amongst my Austria Wien circle of friends (and fellow supporters on twitter) over the last month about the captaincy. Whilst there have been different views about who should become the new captain, the general consensus was that a change would be good for the team. It’s not therefore surprising that amongst my circle of Viola fans the news has been greeted with smiles.


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