He was just simply one of the most capped and trusted player of the team leading him to the role.
The current captain of French Soccer team is Samir Nasr
Any player, playing in any position can be the captain of a soccer team.
The All Whites
The current captain (2008) is Daniel Vettori.
Forward, Claudio Pizarro, is the captain of the men's Peruvian soccer team.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE TEAM
Benji Marshall is the captain of the NZ Rugby League team (2010).
Auckland City, and NZ national team.
Wayne Rooney is the captain of Honduras.
they lead the team to victory