John George Terry is an English football player who currently features for the English and European giants Chelsea. He is a central defender and is considered as one of the best players of all time.
Terry is a graduate of the Chelsea youth academy and made his debut for the London powerhouse in October 1998 as a late substitute in a League Cup tie with Aston Villa. He started his first match for Chelsea in an FA Cup third round match against Oldham Athletic.
Terry soon became a regular of Chelsea and has now played more than 400 matches in all competitions. However, at the turn of the century, he was involved in an incident at a West London nightclub with his teammate Jody Morris and Wimbledon’s Des Byre but was cleared of all charges. Terry has have had his due share of flings with injuries but he has always made the comebacks with more professionalism.
Terry was voted the best defender in the 2005 UEFA Champions League and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in the same year. He won the Premier League with the Blues in 2005, 2006 and 2010, the FA Cup in 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012 and the Champions League in 2011-12.
Terry made his international debut for England in 2003 and featured for his nation at Euro 2004 and the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals and at Euro 2012. He was stripped of his captaincy twice during his career and retired in September 2012 after playing in 78 international matches, scoring six goals in the process.