Former Chelsea Captain John Terry Announces His Retirement

08 October, 2018, 19:09 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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John Terry has announced his retirement from playing football in a social media post on Sunday.

Thierry Henry and John Terry are set to take over at Aston Villa, with the Frenchman as head coach and Terry as his assistant manager.

Ex-Chelsea skipper Terry was said to be humble in conversations with the Villa board and was also believed to be concerned about stepping into the shoes of Steve Bruce, who took him to Villa Park as a player last season.

He won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup on five occasions and the Champions League during his time at the Blues. He was captain in 2012 when Chelsea won the Champions League by beating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final.

His final game as a professional was Villa's 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat against Fulham at Wembley in May.

717 - Only Ron Harris and Peter Bonetti have made more appearances for Chelsea than Terry's 717.


Terry constantly attracted the strong backing of Chelsea fans who have a banner at Stamford Bridge which reads, "Captain".

Terry's close friend and former team-mate Jody Morris, Gary Lineker and Patrick van Aanholt also waxed lyrical on the retired defender. They managed to achieve the Red Devils' best-ever FIFA World Cup finish three months ago as the team won Bronze in Russian Federation after beating England.

In 2001, Terry was one of four players fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea after their behaviour at a Heathrow hotel was criticized on the day after the September 11 attacks. The former Chelsea and England captain has made the decision after being unable to find a new club for four months.

"I look forward to the next chapter in my life and the challenges ahead".

"I dearly hope that Villa can get back to where they once were as a football club".

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