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, end a match should Captains of both playing teams give mutual consent, and at Hogwarts use the Prefects' Bathroom.
National Quidditch Captains
|America||Maximus Brankovitch III||1986–1990||Seeker|
|Germany||Katrina von Glockenspieler||1994||Beater|
Regional Quidditch Captains
- Heidelberg Harriers
- Holyhead Harpies
- Montrose Magpies
- Pride of Portree
- Tarapoto Tree-Skimmers
- Tutshill Tornados
Hogwarts Quidditch Captains
Quidditch Captains at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are students and members of a House Quidditch team appointed to be in charge of their 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 or fifth year, 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.
When a Quidditch team member is appointed as Captain, they will retain their previous position (either Beater, Chaser, Keeper or Seeker) as well as assuming their additional responsibilities: Being required to hold Quidditch trials, plan training sessions and organise their House teams, and also responsible for almost anything regarding their House team activities and members.
Captains are given status similarly equal to that of prefects, being given a silver badge to wear on their school uniform or on their Quidditch robes during matches or practising, and are allowed to use the Prefects' Bathroom. However, unlike prefects, captains are not allowed to dock House points.
- Gryffindor Quidditch Captains with unknown captaincy and position
|1948–1952||Andrew Snowy Owl|
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Appears on a Famous Wizard Card)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Wizarding World (Mentioned only)
- J. K. Rowling's official site
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
- LEGO Harry Potter
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Notes and references
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century) - Rule #2.
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 6 (Changes in Quidditch since the Fourteenth Century) - Rule #7.
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
- Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Castelobruxo" at Wizarding World
- 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.
- 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.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Nearly Headless Nick"
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14 (Felix Felicis)