Captain of FC Barcelona since the departure of Andrés Iniesta (36 years) in the summer in 2018 for Vissel Kobe, Lionel Messi (33 years) had become so by seniority. At the club since he was 13 years old and in the first team since 2004, the Argentine striker surpassed elements like Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto. However, the captaincy was not determined by seniority for the 2020/2021 season.
According to the club official twitter page, FC Barcelona players gathered in the dressing room to vote. This is how Lionel Messi was confirmed in his role as captain. Despite his desire to start this summer, the Argentine is still appreciated by his team-mates.