Aaron Ramsey has been appointed Wales captain after Gareth Bale announced his retirement from football in the aftermath of last year’s World Cup campaign.
Former Real Madrid forward Bale retired from professional football at the age of 33 in January, having led Wales into their first World Cup campaign since 1958 in Qatar last year.
Having won a record-breaking 111 caps for his country, Bale will be succeeded by the man joint-seventh in their all-time appearance list – former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder Ramsey.
Ramsey moved to France in search of regular minutes following a frustrating loan spell at Rangers last term, and has made 21 league appearances since joining Nice on a free transfer last August.
The 32-year-old already has experience of captaining Wales after being named skipper by Gary Speed in 2011, though Chris Coleman opted to hand the armband to Ashley Williams one year later.
The announcement came as boss Rob Page named a 24-man squad for Wales’ opening Euro 2024 qualifiers against Croatia and Latvia later this month, with the team looking to qualify for a third-consecutive edition of the tournament.
Page named four uncapped players in his squad for those fixtures, namely midfielders Jordan James and Ollie Cooper, Fulham youngster Luke Harris and striker Nathan Broadhead.
Cyflwyno Capten Cymru… @aaronramsey #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/4C9Abyvtml
— Wales (@Cymru) March 14, 2023
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