Home
News
Features
Premier League
EPL Home
Latest
Clubs
Stadiums
Friends
Blogs
Football League
World Cup 2014
Europe
Euro Football Home
Latest
Russian Premier
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International
International Home
Latest
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
Betting
About Us
Advertising
Write for us
Privacy
Recruitment
Twitter
Contact Us
 
 

Davids backs appointment of Liverpool captain Gerrard as England skipper


Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Monday 21 May 2012

The decision to appoint Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard as England skipper has been applauded by former Juventus, Ajax and Barcelona midfielder and Netherlands international Edgar Davids, the Liverpool Echo has reported.



New England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed Gerrard would wear the armband for Euro 2012 shortly after announcing his squad for the tournament last week, selecting Gerrard over Scott Parker, who captained the national team against Davids’ Holland in a late season friendly.


Gerrard last captained England in a Euro 2012 qualifying match against Switzerland in 2010, but after John Terry was removed from the position by the Football Association because of his legal issues, a new skipper was needed. Gerrard is the player with the joint-second highest number of caps in Hodgson’s 23, with 90, level with Frank Lampard and behind only Ashley Cole who has 93. The former captain Terry lags behind with 72 appearances.


Davids was effusive in his praise for both Gerrard as a player and the decision to install him as captain. He said: “The important thing for me is that Hodgson has named Gerrard as the new captain. I think Gerrard is amazing and can do a great job. Gerrard is passionate and leads from the front.


Check out the Euro 2012 odds and get some tips on the European Championships betting.



Related Articles


» 

Arouna Kone to make first Everton appearance for 14 months

» 

Balotelli’s agent: “Mario’s poor form is due to him missing his daughter”

» 

Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now

» 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers pleased to have Champions League future in their own hands

» 

Wilshere open to replicating England role with Arsenal

» 

Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now

» 

Hodgson gives blessing for England youngsters to play at Euro Under-21 Championships

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Name

Email Address *

Comments


Please enter code on left.


Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.



0 Comments


No Comments have been posted yet


 
 

 
  
 

 
 

Premier League Football News


ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
  
 

 
 

Follow us...



 
 

 
  
 

Kick Football News