Newcastle have appointed former Chelsea midfielder Scott Parker as their new captain following the retirement of Alan Shearer.
Parker signed from Chelsea in 2005
Goalkeeper Shay Given, who was also in the running, was made vice-captain.
"It's a decision I gave an awful lot of thought and consideration to," manager Glenn Roeder told the club website.
"Shay's position as keeper came into it obviously, while Scott as a central midfielder is more in touch with the whole side."