Ronaldo is suspended from La Liga and Marcelo is about to join him.
Real Madrid have named not one, not two, not three, but four club captains for their 2017-18 season.
As they prepare for their Champions League opener against Cyprus club APOEL on Wednesday, the La Liga holders announced the players to lead them this campaign.
Sergio Ramos is officially Real Madrid captain, but was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Marcelo in a photo with president Florentino Perez.
The penchant for Ramos to see red with referees means the back-ups make sense for coach Zinedine Zidane.
His superstar Ronaldo is currently serving a five-match ban after pushing an official before the season even began, but is next on the list when Ramos isn’t on the pitch.
Defending Marcelo then takes the arm band, but he himself was sent off on Saturday when Real drew 1-1 with Levante.
His suspension is yet to be confirmed.
Benzema is the good boy among them, having only been booked six times in eight seasons at the Bernabeu.