The legendary defender left the club Chelsea to join Aston Villa five years ago before retiring as an assistant manager at the end of the season. Chelsea defender John Terry was the starting centre-back for Chelsea’s Premier League champions before and after Vidic’s spell at Manchester United. Shortly after that, he moved to Chelsea, leading Chelsea to the FA Cup final, which Chelsea lost to Manchester United. Starting his career at Chelsea in 1998, he made 759 first-team appearances and won numerous trophies, including 5 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cup finals, 3 League Cups, UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
In his first year as club captain, legendary English defender John Terry led Chelsea to the Premier League crown, the first in 50 years in Chelsea’s history. Legendary English defender John Terry had a chance to win Chelsea’s first-ever Champions League crown, but his standing foot slipped on what should have been Chelsea’s 2008 winner. John Terry was a player of the legendary Chelsea team who set the Premier League record for the fewest goals conceded in a season.
Former Chelsea centre-backs John Terry and Vidic are both considered among the greatest centre-backs in Premier League history and played a vital role in the team’s success. Ricardo Carvalho has won three Premier League titles for Chelsea alongside former Chelsea centre-back John Terry. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand won five Premier League titles at Manchester United and opted for a partnership. It’s safe to say that on these two days, Chelsea’s England defenders, John Terry and Vidic, were the best defenders in the world and were part of two very successful teams in the Premier League of the 2000s. John Terry may have missed the 2012 Champions League final, but Drogba’s victory was the crowning achievement of Chelsea’s most tremendous ever success, with Chelsea in the middle.
John Terry, who played for Chelsea’s senior academy, has also become one of England’s best centre-backs during his career. Former Terry teammate Cesc Fabregas has relived his experience in the famous rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham, with the Spanish midfielder revealing that the ex-Chelsea captain was in his final part in the speech to Chelsea to ensure Tottenham will never be more vital than Chelsea. Tributes poured in as soon as news of the departure was confirmed, as former players and supporters alike took to social media to praise Chelsea legend, John Terry.
The legendary defender does not hide that the new position is transitional for him, as he would like to become a manager of one of the clubs. The legendary defender began to feel the lack of work in the football environment, so he returned to the club as a consultant to the Youth Academy, where he will train and advise young players and their parents.