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09 Aug 2017
Big change in the way to choose the team’s captains, this after Pepe Mel informed the players that Pedro Mosquera is the new captain of Deportivo.

Drastic change in the way of choosing the captains at Deportivo, as it was a tradition within the last two decades, the captains were chosen by the players themselves and always having as the first criterion the number of years at the club.

Now, the one choosing is coach Pepe Mel and the criterion of years at the club isn’t the first one anymore. Instead the Madrilenian coach waited to witness the relationship between the players and announced that a decision will be made on this week, precisely when the group begins a concentration in Vilalba.

And a big change in the captaincy of Deportivo was expected for this season, because the three captains of last season were leaving the team during the summer: Laure, German Lux and Álex Bergantiños.

The decision came on Monday, the day that the concentration in Vilalba was starting, this since Mel informed the order of the captains: 1- Pedro Mosquera, 2- Celso Borges, 3- Sidnei Rechel, 4- Juanfran Moreno and 5- Fernando Navarro.

Luisinho was left out of the short list, the Portuguese was wearing the armband in several friendly games on the pre-season, but wasn’t considered in the end.



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