Steven Gerrard features in list of youngest captains after Jamaal Lascelles' stunning start to season

we take a look at the youngest players to be handed the armband.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
17th September 2017

article:17th September 2017

Jamaal Lascelles was the Newcastle hero again on Saturday after scoring a second-half winner in the Toon’s 2-1 win over Stoke.

The 23-year-old is currently the youngest skipper in the top flight after being handed the captaincy by Rafael Benitez’ in 2016.


On the back of his recent impressive form, we take a look at the youngest players to be handed the armband.

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Steven Gerrard features in list of youngest captains after Jamaal Lascelles’ stunning start to season

we take a look at the youngest players to be handed the armband.

CESC FABREGAS: Took the armband from William Gallas at 21, and went on to captain Arsenal up until his departure in 2011.

CESC FABREGAS: Took the armband from William Gallas at 21, and went on to captain Arsenal up until his departure in 2011.

NEYMAR: Named Brazil captain at 22 following his side's humiliating defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

NEYMAR: Named Brazil captain at 22 following his side's humiliating defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

FERNANDO TORRES: Captained his beloved Atletico Madrid at 19, before leaving the club four years later for Liverpool.

FERNANDO TORRES: Captained his beloved Atletico Madrid at 19, before leaving the club four years later for Liverpool.

STEVEN GERRARD: Named Liverpool captain at 19. Went on to be one of most inspirational leaders in the game.

STEVEN GERRARD: Named Liverpool captain at 19. Went on to be one of most inspirational leaders in the game.

PATRICK VIEIRA: Arguably one of the finest skipper's in history, the Frenchman was named captain of Cannes at 19.

PATRICK VIEIRA: Arguably one of the finest skipper's in history, the Frenchman was named captain of Cannes at 19.

MAMADOU SAKHO: Became the youngest ever player to captain a Ligue 1 team - on his league debut with PSG at 17.

MAMADOU SAKHO: Became the youngest ever player to captain a Ligue 1 team - on his league debut with PSG at 17.

AARON RAMSEY: Appointed Wales captain at 20, but was stripped of the armband when Chris Coleman took over as boss.

AARON RAMSEY: Appointed Wales captain at 20, but was stripped of the armband when Chris Coleman took over as boss.

FRANCESCO TOTTI: The legendary Italian was the Serie A's youngest ever first team captain at 22.

FRANCESCO TOTTI: The legendary Italian was the Serie A's youngest ever first team captain at 22.

RAPHAEL VARANE: Became France’s youngest captain at 21 when he was given the armband after Blaise Matuidi was substituted.

RAPHAEL VARANE: Became France’s youngest captain at 21 when he was given the armband after Blaise Matuidi was substituted.