Former England and Chelsea captain announced retirement from football. The announcement was made by the Stamford Bridge legend himself on his Instagram handle this late Sunday evening. Terry, who has been a free agent since his successful but short spell at Aston Villa finally decided to call it a career and his colleagues and fellow professionals have nothing but commendation for him.
Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp paid tribute to Terry after the news broke. “Amazing career,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News.
“A Premier League great. He’s probably the best defender we’ve seen, we talk about the great names but I think John Terry is the best for me.
“He was the sort of guy that you wanted on your team, he was a winner and he was just a great – he really was.”
John Terry won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League title in his time at Stamford Bridge, becoming the club’s most decorated player.
The centre-back also won five league cups and a Europa League in more than 700 appearances for Chelsea becoming the clubs all-time highest scoring defender with 67 goals.
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. 💙 #CaptainLeaderLegend pic.twitter.com/t3KuoHomhK
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 7, 2018