Atletico Madrid confirm captaincy group for 2019-20 season

Atletico Madrid have confirmed they will name four players as captain for the 2019-20 La Liga season.

Manager Diego Simeone has made the decision to share the captaincy role between four players, following the summer departure of former club captain Diego Godin – as well as experienced figures including Juanfran Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Filipe Luis.

Spanish international Koke was vice captain under Godin, and he has been named as the primary captain, and will lead the side out in their opening game of the season at city rivals Leganes.

Koke will be joined in the four-player group alongside goal keeper Jan Oblak, centre back Jose Gimenez and midfield partner Saul Niguez, with a total of 716 league appearances for the quartet at the club.

Tags Jan Oblak Jose Gimenez Koke Saul Niguez