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Ronaldo to be third captain for Real Madrid next season

Cristiano Ronaldo has allegedly been made third captain in Real Madrid ahead of the new season.

Following the departure of Pepe, who has been sold to Besiktas, Cristiano Ronaldo will move up the ladder in the dressing room in terms of captaincy roles, AS reports.

The skipper is still Sergio Ramos and Marcelo is still the second captain.

However, with the new role of the Portuguese, he will be participating in decision-making regarding issues at the club.

Because of this, he and the two defenders will regularly meet President Florentino Perez, to discuss matters that directly affects the first team.

Furthermore, they will pass on the player’s opinions to the coaching staff and most likely summon their teammates if the dynamics in the team aren’t correct, as well as negotiating bonuses if they win more trophies in the following season.

Ronaldo made his debut as captain on January 6, 2013, where Real Madrid won 4-3 against Real Sociedad, as Casillas and Higuain where substituted, and Ramos and Marcelo both being absent.

Karim Benzema will allegedly become the fourth captain.