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A Captain, or Quidditch Captain, is an additional position in the wizarding sport of Quidditch. The Captain of a Quidditch team may call for "time-out" during a match,[1] and end a match should Captains of both playing teams give mutual consent.[2]

National Quidditch Captains

Nation/Region Name Portrait Captaincy Position
America Maximus Brankovitch III 1986-1990 Seeker
America Troy Duvall 1994 Beater
Australia Lucy Karoonda Lucykaroonda 1994 Seeker
Bulgaria Vasily Dimitrov Vasily Dimitrov 1994 Chaser
England Avery Hawksworth Avery Hawksworth 1994 Chaser
France Josephine Marat Josephine Marat 1994 Chaser
Germany Katrina von Glockenspieler 1994 Beater
Ireland Darren O'Hare mid-1900s Keeper
Japan Ryotaro Tanaka Ryotaro Tanaka 1994 Chaser
Nordic Tina Lundstrom 1994 Seeker

Regional Quidditch Captains

Hogwarts Quidditch Captains

Quidditch Captains at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a student and member of a House Quidditch team who is appointed to be in charge of his or her House team. Heads of House appoint one member of their House Quidditch team to be the captain. The student would presumably continue to be captain until he or she graduates, barring severe injury or misconduct. Only one Quidditch Captain exists in a House at a time.

Unlike prefects being firmly chosen from only the fifth year students and above of each house, the exact requirement and restriction for choosing team captains is unknown, seeing as captains of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, Oliver Wood was appointed in either his fourth year[5] or fifth year,[6] Angelina Johnson in her seventh year, and Harry Potter in his sixth year, thus an age requirement might not have existed. It is however proven that Quidditch captaincy is not a simple matter of seniority on the team, as shown in the case of Harry Potter being made captain, while a member of his team, Katie Bell, was a year older than him.

Role

"That gives you equal status with prefects! You can use our special bathroom now and everything!"
Hermione Granger to Harry Potter when he was made captain[src]
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Quidditch captain Harry Potter supervising house tryouts

Captains are required to hold Quidditch trials, plan training sessions and organise their House teams, and are also responsible for almost anything regarding their House team activities and members.

Captains are also given status equal to that of prefect, and are allowed to use the Prefects' Bathroom. However, unlike prefects, captains are not allowed to dock points. Captains are generally responsible for their Quidditch teams and related duties only.

Captains will also play one other position on their team: Beater, Chaser, Keeper or Seeker. When a Quidditch team member is appointed captain, they will retain their previous position as well as assuming their captain responsibilities.

Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Patch

Gryffindor Quidditch Captain badge

Badge

Main article: Captain badge

Like prefects, captains are given a silver badge to wear on their school uniform, and on their Quidditch robes when they are playing in a match or practising. However, a prefect on the Quidditch team would not be required to wear his or her prefect badge on his or her Quidditch robes. The captain's badge is suspected to have the letter 'C' on it for 'Captain', as the prefect's badge has 'P' for 'prefect', and the Head Boy's and Head Girl's have 'HB' and 'HG' respectively.

Gryffindor Quidditch team

Captaincy Name Portrait Position
?-1987[7] Angelica Cole Angelica Cole
?-1991 Charlie Weasley HM friendships Charlie Weasley Seeker
1991-1994 Oliver Wood Oliverwood1 Keeper
1995-1996 Angelina Johnson Angeina john Chaser
1996-1997 Harry Potter Harry Potter (HBP promo) Seeker

Hufflepuff Quidditch team

Ravenclaw Quidditch team

Slytherin Quidditch team

Captaincy Name Portrait Position
1724-1728 Katie Rayknolls
1728-1732 Vicky Bishopper
1732-1736 Robin Higgy
1736-1740 Mark Sommertime
1740-1744 Russell Lucky
1744-1748 Dan Darker
1748-1752 Jess Lafington
1752-1756 Kris Kolumbiko
1756-1760 David Makehay
1760-? Mark Overcliff
1940-1944 Winky Crockett
1944-1948 Neil Lament
1948-1952 Andrew Snowy Owl
1952-1956 Jo King
1956-1960 Rufus Winickus
1960-1964 Jody Jacknife
1964-1968 Stuart Craggy
1968-1972 Steve Laughalot
1972-1976 Emma Vanity
1976-? Lucinda Talkalot
1991-1994 Marcus Flint Monmarcus Chaser
1995-1996 Graham Montague GrahamMontague Chaser
1996-1997 Urquhart Chaser

House unknown

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century) - Rule #2.
  2. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century) - Rule #7.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  4. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Castelobruxo" at Pottermore
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch) - "“We know Oliver’s speech by heart,” Fred told Harry, “we were on the team last year.” This implies that Oliver was captain in the previous year, 1990, as he was giving the same speech.
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters) - "Bill was head boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch." As Charlie's last year at Hogwarts was 1990-1991 it's likely that he would be Quidditch Captain his final year with Oliver becoming captain the next year, 1991.
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Nearly Headless Nick"
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