Hertha BSC announced that veteran left-back Marvin Plattenhardt would don the captain's armband ahead of the 2022/23 season.
|Marvin Plattenhardt.||Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
With the club since 2014, Plattenhardt has made a total of 205 competitive appearances for Hertha across all competitions. He's registered seven goals and chipped in an impressive 31 assists. Plattenhardt's appointment ends the two-year-reign of Belgian central defender Dedryck Boyata's captaincy. Boyata took over for Vedad Ibisevic in 2020 and may be moved before the transfer window closes.
"It's an enormous honor to be able to lead the team onto the field as captain," Plattenhardt noted in a video released by the club Friday afternoon, "And I have great support in one of the all-time-greats with Prince."