The ESPN FC readers have spoken. Former West Germany and Bayern Munich skipper Franz Beckenbauer is the greatest captain of all time.
Beckenbauer finished ahead of second-placed Roy Keane in our vote, with Carles Puyol a close third in the shortlist of 10 of the finest skippers to have graced the game.
Ex-Manchester United captain Keane actually received the most No. 1 votes, but Beckenbauer scored the most points overall: 65,935, compared to Keane's 58,250.
FULL RANK 'EM RESULTS.
1. Franz Beckenbauer: The effortless master
2. Roy Keane: The fearless force
3. Carles Puyol: The inspiring leader
4. Franco Baresi: The comeback captain
5. Bobby Moore: The natural leader
6. Steven Gerrard: The rare captain
7. Tony Adams: The resilient winner
8. Francisco Gento: The selfless skipper
9. Dino Zoff: The quiet genius
10. Obdulio Varela: The wise champion