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Captain of Quidditch

"Hi, good summer? Listen, I've been made Gryffindor Quidditch Captain."
-- Angelina Johnson (OP12)

Captain of Quidditch

The Captain of a Quidditch team is the member tasked with being its leader. Captains fulfil many of the duties, such as coming up with strategies, coaching other players, and managing practice schedules, that might be done by a coach in another sport. A player from any position can be the captain.

It is customary for the captains of the two opposing teams to shake hands with each other just before the beginning of a match (PA9, PA13, PA15, OP19, HBP14, HBP19).

The captain of a Hogwarts Quidditch teams is not always the most senior player on the team (HBP9).

If one is needed, a new captain is chosen by Hogwarts staff before the school year starts. Harry received his Team Captain’s badge with the owl bringing his list of books before the start of his sixth year (HBP6).

Team Captains

Brevis Birch, Tutshill Tornados (DP2)

Rudolf Brand, Heidelberg Harriers (QA7)

Maximus Brankovitch III, United States National Team (QA8)

João Coelho, Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers (Pm)

Roger Davies, Ravenclaw Quidditch Team (PA13, OP30)

Cedric Diggory, Hufflepuff Quidditch Team (PA9, GF6)

Marcus Flint, Slytherin Quidditch Team (PS11CS7, PA15)

Angelina Johnson, Gryffindor Quidditch Team (OP12, OP19)

Gwenog Jones, Holyhead Harpies (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, HBP4, HBP7, HBP14JKR, WoMPm)

Hamish MacFarlan, Montrose Magpies (QA7)

Catriona McCormack, Pride of Portree (QA7)

Isobel Ross McGonagall, a Hogwarts Quidditch Captain, probably of the Gryffindor team (Pm)

Gwendolyn Morgan, Holyhead Harpies (QA7)

Darren O’Hare, Ireland National Team (QA7QA8)

Roderick Plumpton, Tutshill Tornados (QA7, QA10, FW)

Harry Potter, Gryffindor Quidditch Team (HBP4, HBP6, HBP9, HBP14, HBP19)

Finbar Quigley, Ballycastle Bats (DP1, DP2)

Urquhart, Slytherin Quidditch Team (HBP14)

Fabius Watkins, Montrose Magpies (JKR, WoM)

Charlie Weasley, Gryffindor Quidditch Team (PS6)

Oliver Wood, Gryffindor Quidditch Team (PS9, PS11, CS7, PA8, PA15)

Commentary

Notes

Professional teams, where there are managers or coaches for the organisational and training side, would expect the team captain to lead by example and speak on behalf of the players.

Lexicon list of Quidditch players

From the Web

Pottermore feature: Quidditch collection

Harry Potter Wiki: Quidditch

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