5 best moments from John Terry's Chelsea career
Veteran defender John Terry left Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2016-17 season bringing to an end a glittering career that spanned over 22 years. Strong, dogged, commanding and brilliant in the air, he is considered one of the best centre-backs of his generation.
He is also Chelsea's most successful captain having led them to 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, one Europa League and one Champions League title. He is also the highest scoring defender in the history of the premier league, usually scoring from his powerful headers from set pieces.
He was also very comfortable with the ball at his feet with his marauding runs from defence setting up many a Chelsea attack over the years.
On the occasion of John Terry's 37th birthday, we look back at the most iconic moments in the Chelsea legend's career:
#5 Breaking into the first team in the 2000-01 season
John Terry joined Chelsea from West Ham at the age of 14 in 1995. However, he struggled to establish himself in the team as a regular. He was loaned out to Nottingham Forest for a year in 2000. It was in the 2000-01 season that he finally established himself as a team regular, making 23 starts and was also voted the club's player of the year.
The foundations were being laid for a long and successful career for Terry at Stamford Bridge.