10 Facts That Make Chelsea’s ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ John Terry The Greatest Defender In History
The iconic defender has become the face of the club, the last man standing and the most decorated Blues star in the club’s history.
JT revealed his decision on Monday as he also explained that he would like to extend his playing career, in the Premier League or elsewhere.
Here are top 10 facts you did not know about the legendary Blues ‘Captain.. Leader.. Legend’.
THE GOAL MACHINE
40 – John Terry has scored more Premier League goals than any other defender in the competition’s history. (courtesy – Opta Joe)
307 – Only Ryan Giggs (407), Lampard (349) and Paul Scholes 321 have won more Premier League matches than Terry (307). (courtesy – Opta Joe)
IT’S A CHAMPION’S LEAGUE
109 – The number of UEFA Champions League games played by John Terry, Among English players, only Scholes (124) has played in more. (courtesy – Opta Joe)
38 – Terry played in every single one of Chelsea’s league games when they last won the title in 2014-15. They won 26 of those matches and lost just three. (courtesy – Opta Joe)
PASSION PAY’S.. SOMETIMES IN CARDS
6 – The number of red cards Terry received in his Premier League career. He was sent off only once in the Champions League. (courtesy – Opta Joe)
IT’S A YELLOW.. ERR SUNNY DAY..
69 – Terry was shown 69 yellow cards in the top flight. The most he earned in a single season was eight, in 2011-12. (courtesy – Opta Joe)
PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1 – It is not easy for a defender to win the player of the year, but nothing is impossible when you are just that damn good. JT was named PFA Player of the Year to his name in the same year. Not ending here he was included in FIFAPro World XI for five consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2009.
THE BEST THERE IS.. THE BEST THERE WAS & THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE
3 – John Terry is also the winner of the most ‘Best Defender’ in Europe awards, having won the UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 2005, 2008, 2009.
5 – JT is the also the defender to have made the most appearances in the annual FIFPRO XI, having been a regular in the FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
CHAMPION.. EVERYBODY KNOW JOHN TERRY IS A CHAMPION
14 – John Terry has won 14 major honours during his time at Chelsea, and is the club’s most successful captain – helping the Blues to four Premier League title, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League and one Europa League crown.