1 / 9
CESC FABREGAS: Took the armband from William Gallas at 21, and went on to captain Arsenal up until his departure in 2011.
2 / 9
NEYMAR: Named Brazil captain at 22 following his side's humiliating defeat to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.
3 / 9
FERNANDO TORRES: Captained his beloved Atletico Madrid at 19, before leaving the club four years later for Liverpool.
4 / 9
STEVEN GERRARD: Named Liverpool captain at 19. Went on to be one of most inspirational leaders in the game.
5 / 9
PATRICK VIEIRA: Arguably one of the finest skipper's in history, the Frenchman was named captain of Cannes at 19.
6 / 9
MAMADOU SAKHO: Became the youngest ever player to captain a Ligue 1 team - on his league debut with PSG at 17.
7 / 9
AARON RAMSEY: Appointed Wales captain at 20, but was stripped of the armband when Chris Coleman took over as boss.
8 / 9
FRANCESCO TOTTI: The legendary Italian was the Serie A's youngest ever first team captain at 22.
9 / 9
RAPHAEL VARANE: Became France’s youngest captain at 21 when he was given the armband after Blaise Matuidi was substituted.