The former Chelsea and England captain John Terry who left Aston Villa in the summer after winning five Premier league titles and a Champions League at Stamford Bridge,has called time on a 23-year career retirement from playing.
He announced his decision to retire via Instagram, saying that “after 23 incredible years” it was now the “right time” to hang up his boots.
“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing. “I have many people to thank. My wife Toni and my two children, Georgie and Summer, for being my rocks throughout my career – I couldn’t have done it without you, I love you with all my heart.
“As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans.”
“Right from the outset they have given me total support, on and off the pitch, and I have a tremendous bond with them. We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn’t have succeeded without you.