As a boy, John Terry initially was a part of WestHam United’s youth system, joining them as a midfielder in 1991. He moved to Chelsea at 14, playing for the club’s youth and reserve teams. It was due to a shortage of central defenders that he was moved to centre-back, the position he plays today. After finishing school, he joined the club on a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) at age 16 and signed professional terms a year later.
Terry made his Chelsea debut against Aston Villa in 1998, a full five years before Roman Abramovich purchased the west london club
born 7 December 1980 who plays for and captains Chelsea. He was also captain of the England national football team, holding the post from August 2006 to February 2010, and again from March 2011 to February 2012.
A strong, tenacious, commanding and physical defender, Terry excels in the air and is known for his aggressive tackling, positioning and his ability to read the game . he is considered to be one of the “Best Central Defenders of his Generation.”
Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and 2009, PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005, and was included in the FIFPro World XI for five consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2009. He was also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team.
21 years of service for chelsea football club and still serving , terry led Chelsea to the premier league title last season.
Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004. He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender.
In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1–0 win over Manchester United, and also the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header in England’s 1–1 draw with Brazil.
On 13 September 2008, Terry received the first straight red card of his career against Manchester City for rugby-tackling Jô. However, this was later rescinded on appear appeal.
In July 2009, Manchester City made a third bid for Terry, but Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted Terry will remain at Chelsea.
On 31 December 2011, in a home match against Aston Villa, Terry captained the Chelsea side for the 400th time of his career, a record for the club.
Terry was the world’s third best passer in 2011 for players with over 1000 passes, with a 91.6% pass accuracy rate. Only Barcelona player Xavi (93.0%) and Swansea City player Leon Britton (93.3%) were better.
On 18 October 2014, Terry captained Chelsea for the 500th time against Crystal Palace.
On 26 March, Terry signed one-year extension to his contract.
On 29 April, Terry became the joint highest-scoring defender in the Premier League with 38 goals, having scored the second goal in a 3–1 win over Leicester City
On 10 May, Terry surpassed David Unsworth as the highest-scoring defender in the Premier League after scoring his 39th in the opening five minutes against Liverpool, an eventual 1–1 draw.
On 1 February 2016, Terry announced he will leave Chelsea this summer, saying “It’s not going to be a fairytale ending.”
- Premier League Highest Scoring Defender – David UnsWorth
- Most Cleansheets in EPL By A Defender – Sol Cambell
- The Defender With The Most Appearance in Fifa Pro XI – Alessandro Nesta
- Winner Of The Best Defender Awards in Europe (Club)- Roberto Carlos
- The Player To Wear Captains Armband The Most – Tony Adams