Fernandinho Picks up Man City Captaincy

Pep Guardiola has announced Fernando Luiz Roza – popularly known as “Fernandinho” – as the new Manchester City skipper for the 2020/21 season.

The 35-year-old Brazilian has been with Man City for over seven years, and recently he was elected to wear the captain’s armband from David Silva, who left the club last season.

As was the case when Silva gained the title from predecessor Vincent Kompany, Guardiola allowed the team and backroom staff to vote for their captain, and the star midfielder received the most votes.

The City boss revealed that he is more than delighted with the club’s voting outcome as Fernandinho has always exhibited good leadership qualities.

Besides being the captain for the Brazilian national team on many occasions – “Little Fernando” was often given the opportunity to be an on-field captain in the absence of Silva last season – and Guardiola believes he has the ability to step into the role full-time.

The new skipper is expected to debut during his team’s first game of the new season against Wolves on Monday night, 21 September, at the Etihad Stadium.

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