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Tottenham Women name Josie Green club captain

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Josie Green replaces long time captain Jenna Schillaci, who hung up her boots at the end of last season.

Tottenham Hotspur Women v London Bees: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Ever since Jenna Schillaci hung up her boots at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, Tottenham Hotspur Women has been without a club captain. Not anymore. The club announced today that the honor of wearing the captain’s armband has been passed to midfielder Josie Green.

It’s a good choice. It’s also the natural one. Green had served as Tottenham’s Vice Captain last season and was already looked to as a team leader, so it makes perfect sense for her to step up into the full captain’s role. Green played in all 14 of Tottenham’s WSL matches last season as a deep lying central midfielder, starting 12 of them. This current campaign will be her fifth season at Tottenham, making her one of the longest tenured players on the first team. It means she was around during Spurs’ last two promotions. She’s been there and seen it all.

Speaking on Tottenham’s website, Green called being named captain a “huge honor.”

“It’s a huge privilege and honour for me to be named captain of this great football club and it’s a really proud moment for me and my family.

“I take great pride in leading by example on and off the pitch. I experienced being vice-captain and leading the team out in some big games last season, and I hope to build and drive the team forward this season.”

Tottenham also named three vice captains for the season — goalkeeper Becky Spencer, defender Ria Percival, and new signing Kerys Harrop. Tottenham’s new WSL season kicks off on September 6 against rivals West Ham at the Hive.