By FOX Sports staff
Kewell, regarded by many as one of Australia's greatest-ever players, created a name for himself following stints in the Barclays Premier League with Leeds and Liverpool and spent time with Turkish giants Galatasaray, before returning to Australia with Melbourne Victory in 2011.
The 34-year-old then had a brief spell in Qatar with Al Gharafa but stole the headlines back in June when it was confirmed he would be returning to the A-League after agreeing to join Heart.
And on Wednesday, it was revealed that he will have greater responsibility in the coming campaign after being named their new skipper, a title that coach John Aloisi believes he deserves.
"Over the past two months, Harry has shown the leadership qualities that we're looking for in a captain," he said on the club's official website.
"He has been a positive influence on and off the pitch with the players; he leads by example and on the training pitch he sets high standards and he demands that all the players follow.
"So I believe Harry will be a great captain for us this season."
Kewell revealed that it was an honour for him to lead the club and would be looking to emulate some of the leaders he had played under in the past.
"I am very honoured to accept [the captaincy]," he said.
"I think it's a great responsibility to accept and I'm looking forward to it.
"I have played under some great captains during my career and I've learned from them, so hopefully I can call upon a few things they have done and I can bring that to Melbourne Heart."
Kewell will be looking to impress Australia coach Holger Osieck in the coming season in hopes of earning a place in his side for next summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.