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Twenty-two years as a Blue. Fifteen major trophies. One of the finest careers of any Englishman in the history of the game.

Enjoy your retirement, JT.

John Terry announced his retirement from playi…

John Terry announced his retirement from playing football

“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing.

As a 14-year-old, I made the biggest and best decision: to sign for Chelsea. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans.

Right from the outset they have given me total support, on and off the pitch, and I have a tremendous bond with them. We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn’t have succeeded without you. To me, you are the best fans in the world. I hope I have done you all proud wearing the shirt and the armband.

I want to thank my amazing teammates, coaches, managers and backroom staff, who I was honoured to work with and learn from. They all guided me on my way to playing 717 games for the club I love, and it was a privilege to serve them as captain.

My club career and heart will always belong to Chelsea, but I am grateful for my loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1999, which was invaluable for my development as a young player.

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

[Full message on instagram]

Antonio Conte claims Andreas Christensen can e…

Antonio Conte claims Andreas Christensen can emulate Chelsea
icon John Terry:

Conte: ‘This is a big comparison (with Terry). Don’t forget,
John Terry wrote the history of this club and won a lot. But I think
(Christensen) has the right characteristics to play for this club for many
years, to become an important player for this team, for this club. I wish
Christensen to have the same career as John. I think Chelsea have found a
player who can have the same career as some of the best defenders here. He’s a
serious person, always committed in training sessions. He doesn’t speak a lot.
He prefers facts to words. I can predict a fantastic career for him

JT Back At The Bridge.

JT Back At The Bridge.

Wishing John Terry all the very best on his move to Aston Villa!…

Wishing John Terry all the very best on his move to Aston Villa! ?

Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John…

Aston Villa confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry.

edenshazards: After 22 years there is so much to say and so…

edenshazards:

After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club. From coaches, team-mates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can’t thank you enough. There will be opportunities for me to speak further about this over the coming weeks.

I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season.

The club and I have always had a fantastic relationship, which will continue beyond my playing days. We had some really positive talks but with everything taken into careful consideration I have decided it’s the right time for me to leave. I’ve always been conscious that I depart at the right time, in the right way, and I feel that the end of this season is the right time for the club and I. I feel I still have plenty to offer on the pitch but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited for me. I’m eager to carry on playing and so will be looking to continue with a new challenge. I will of course always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware.

Finally, words cannot describe the love I have for our football club and our amazing Chelsea fans. I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the unbelievable support you’ve shown me over the years. You mean the world to me and every trophy we’ve won during my time at the club we’ve won together. I will never forget the incredible journey we’ve been on. Thank you so much for everything.

John Terry’s Chelsea (playing) contract will expire at…

John Terry’s Chelsea (playing) contract will expire at midnight
tonight (June 30), after which he will officially be a free agent.

Chelsea legend set for Aston Villa move amid Arsenal interest

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Chelsea legend set for Aston Villa move amid Arsenal interest

Chelsea legend John Terry could be set to reject advances from the MLS in favour of staying in English football, according to Goal.

Terry’s time at Stamford Bridge has now come to an end after an illustrious career in blue. He now finds himself without a club, and as you would perhaps expect, there does not appear to be any shortage of interest.

As per Goal, Terry is being chased by a host of English sides. Goal note that Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Swansea City, AFC Bournemouth, Brighton and even Arsenal are all in the running to sign the 36-year-old this summer.

Goal believe that it’s Villa who are in pole position to secure the veteran’s signature, with manager Steve Bruce having spent the past few weeks attempting to convince Terry that taking a step down to the Championship would be beneficial for his career.

It’d be great to see Terry stick around in England, there is no doubting that he is still good enough.

Roberto Di Matteo warns Chelsea they may never replace John Terry

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Roberto Di Matteo warns Chelsea they may never replace John Terry

Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo has warned his former employers that they may never be able to replace John Terry, report the Mirror.

If there is any man on this planet who has earned the right to give his opinion on Chelsea affairs, it’s Di Matteo.

Not only did the former Italy international win six pieces of silverware during his time at Stamford Bridge as a player, but, as you well know, Di Matteo steered us to a historic FA Cup and Champions League double in 2012.

Terry, until his dismissal at the Nou Camp, played a starring role in that triumph. Di Matteo, who knows the former Chelsea captain better than most, has been singing his praises.

The Mirror quote Di Matteo, who believes that Terry’s Chelsea DNA set an example for his teammates:

“He was a leader in the dressing room, he was the reference point for many players, especially many new players. He represented the true feelings of Chelsea.”

Di Matteo goes on to share his fears that Chelsea will struggle to replace Terry, if they are ever able to do so, as the Mirror report:

“It’s going to take a bit of time for somebody to step in and take that kind of role. I’m not sure if ever somebody will be able to do so, but certainly taking on the captaincy role and being that important for the team.”

Who could argue with Robbie? Terry is not a once in a generation player, there will never be another like him.