Veteran Bob Murphy has been named the Western Bulldogs' third AFL captain in as many years.
Murphy, 32, replaces Ryan Griffen, who walked out on the club last month and was subsequently traded to Greater Western Sydney.
Griffen had just one season as skipper after replacing Matthew Boyd.
Murphy was drafted 13th in the 1999 AFL draft and has played 271 games for the club since his debut in round 19, 2000.
"I'm chuffed to have been nominated and installed as captain of a club that has played such a major part of my life over the past 15 years," he said in a club statement.
The team will also be led by a first-year coach in 2015, after Luke Beveridge replaced Brendan McCartney at the helm and the former Hawthorn assistant said Murphy was the natural fit.
"Bob possesses the qualities to be an exceptional captain, and was the right choice among a healthy list of capable leaders at the club.
"He has a great hunger and motivation to succeed in this role, and it's no surprise he is universally respected in the industry. He is just a great football person."