With Scott Pendlebury's stellar stint as captain of Collingwood coming to an end, attention turns toward assessing who will take his place at Magpieland.

Pendlebury's run as skipper in the black and white reached a club record 206 matches, stretching from January 2014 to December 2022.

Even in his earliest days with the Magpies, Pendlebury loomed destined to one day step into the captain's role, and it's fair to say the poised midfielder didn't disappoint.

While his leadership will still be felt on and off the field next year, who steps into his shoes in 2023?

Here we name the five most likely options for Collingwood to consider as they weigh up the appointment of their 48th club captain.


2. Brayden Maynard

Much like Moore, Maynard is a general on Collingwood's last line, often getting the best out of his teammates as a vocal leader in McRae's rearguard.

Should Moore not get the nod, then look toward his teammate and backline partner in the fiery Maynard.

Brimming with courage, Maynard enjoyed a stellar 2022 campaign to earn All-Australian honours, with plenty of plaudits coming as a result of his ability to guide Collingwood's younger stocks.

While not a player from the Magpies;' 2022 leadership group, Maynard is likely in line for a promotion even if he misses out on the captaincy.