While the suitability of England's current skipper is under question, there is no doubt that England have produced some fine leaders over the years.
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To distract ourselves from the flying accusations and sordid rumours, here we celebrate the greatest captains to lead the national sides.
Across various sports, these are the men who were handed the armband and went on to lead their teams with the bull dog spirit and never say die attitude that the English hold so dear.
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