John George Terry was born on 7th of December, 1980 in Barking, England. He is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back. He is a former captain of the England national football team and currently plays for Aston Villa carrying a jersey number 26.
John made his club debut with Chelsea on 28th of October, 1998 in a League cup tie against Aston Villa as a last substitute. His international debut for England in June 2003 against Serbia and Montenegro.
Rise to glory
He is regarded as one of the greatest central defenders of his generation. Terry is known for his aggressive tackling and his dynamic leadership. He excels in the air and reads the game very well.
In the year 2006, he was the only English player to make it to the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Although England were knocked out of the tournament, he was selected in the all star team for his brilliant performance.
He won the UEFA Club Defender of the Year for 3 years in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In the year 2005, he was named in the PFA Players' Player of the Year. He was named in the FIFPro World XI for 5 consecutive years from 2005-2009.
He is the Chelsea's all time highest scoring defender and is one of the only 5 footballers to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea.
He was the world's third best passer with over 1000 passes and an accuracy rate of 91%
In the year 2002, he was involved in an altercation with a bouncer at night club in London and was charged with an affray.
In the year 2001, he was fined 2 weeks wages by Chelsea for harassing American tourists. In the year 2006, he was sent off from the ground after receiving 2 yellow cards playing against Tottenham. He was charged with misconduct after questioning the integrity of the match referee by FA. He shelled out 10,000 pounds as he pleaded guilty.
In the year 2009, he was reported allegedly for taking money from a reporter for a private tour of Chelsea's training ground. In the same year, he was reported for allegedly having an affair with Vanessa Perroncel, a former girlfriend of his Chelsea team mate.
In the year 2011, he was charged for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand by the Crown Prosecution Service. Due to lack of a clear evidence he was acquitted from charges. However, he was charged with a four-match ban and a £220,000 fine from the FA.
He started his senior club career in the year 1998 with Chelsea which lasted till 2017. He represented Chelsea in over 500 appearances scoring 41 goals. In 2017, he shifted to Aston Villa and currently plays for the same club scoring a goal in 28 appearances.
He was appointed as the captain of Chelsea under the manager José Mourinho in the 2014-15 season. He eventually became Chelsea's most successful captain. He led the team to five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title. He is the first captain to lead a team to 5 Premier League titles.
He announced his retirement from international football amidst of his hearing on charge of racial abuse. After returning, he continued to perform well for his club.