Aaron Hunt named new HSV captain

31-year old midfielder Aaron Hunt was voted captain by the rest of the HSV squad on Tuesday evening.

Hamburger SV have a new leader. 31-year old midfielder Aaron Hunt takes the armband from Gotoku Sakai and will lead the team out as captain next season. Lewis Holtby and Christoph Moritz were voted his deputies.

With 386 competitive appearances under his belt, Hunt is the most experienced player in the HSV squad which could explain why his teammates have such confidence in him as a leader. The two-time DFB Cup winner (2009 & 2015) joined HSV in 2015 and despite relegation renewed his expiring contract to play for the club next season in the 2. Bundesliga. The creative attacking midfielder becomes captain for the first time in his career and is the 29th HSV captain since the introduction of the Bundesliga in 1963.