David Clifford will captain the Kerry footballers for the 2020 campaign.

The Fossa 20-year-old takes over from Dr Crokes defender Gavin White. 

The Kingdom continue their old tradition of giving the captaincy to a player form the current county senior champions.

Clifford plays for divisional side East Kerry, who dethroned four-in-a-row chasing Dr Crokes in the Kerry SFC decider last November.

Last year White lifted the the Munster title as Kingdom captain but Paul Murphy took on the duties for the All-Ireland final replay defeat to Dublin, which White started on the bench. 

"The huge honour of captaining the Kerry senior football team lies with our clubman David Clifford for 2020," Fossa tweeted.

"We have no doubt David will do himself, his family, our club and East Kerry proud."