John George Terry the English professional footballer who plays for and captains Chelsea. He commonly plays as a centre back. He was also captain of the England national football team,but he retired. John Terry has been Chelsea’s best defender and he is considered as a legend. Checkout 10 things you didn’t know about John Terry.
1. As a boy, Terry initially was part of West Ham United’s youth system, joining them as a midfielder in 1991.
2. 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.
3. After finishing school, he joined the club on a YTS at age 16 and signed professional terms a year later.
4. Terry made his Chelsea debut on 28 October 1998 as a late substitute in a League Cup tie with Aston Villa; his first start came later that season in an FA Cup third round match, a 2–0 win over Oldham Athletic.
5. He spent a brief period on loan with Nottingham Forest in 2000 to build up his first team experience and was the subject of interest from both Forest manager David Platt and Huddersfield Town manager Steve Bruce.
6. In 2002, Terry was involved in an altercation with a bouncer at a West London nightclub with Chelsea teammate Jody Morris and Wimbledon’s Des Byrne, which led to him being charged with assault and affray.
7. In August 2002 Terry was acquitted of the charges in court. During the affair, he was given a temporary ban from the England national side by the FA.
8. Previously, along with Chelsea teammates Frank Lampard, Jody Morris, Eiður Guðjohnsen and former teammate Frank Sinclair, in September 2001 Terry was fined two weeks wages by Chelsea after drunkenly harassing grieving American tourists in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attack.
9. Terry began to establish himself in the Chelsea first team from the 2000–01 season, making 23 starts, and was voted the club’s player of the year.
10. Not to forget that erry 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.