The captain of the Argentina national football team as of September 2014 is Lionel Messi. Messi was named the captain in August 2011 soon after Alejandro Sabella took over as head coach, and he was the captain of the Argentine team during the 2014 World Cup.
Not only was Messi the captain of Argentina during the 2014 World Cup, but he was also the team's best player. He scored four goals in Argentina's first three games, helping the team secure passage to the knockout stage. He played a key role in taking Argentina to the final match, a game it lost to Germany.