Chelsea and England legend John Terry finally retires from active football

Chelsea and England legend John Terry finally retires from active football

- Former England international John Terry has called it quit with football

- The defender spent well over two decades playing for three clubs in England

- He won one UCL, 5 Premier Leagues, one Europa League and other domestic titles during his time at the Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea legend John Terry has announced his retirement from club football after over two decades of trophy laden career.

The 37-year-old last featured for Championship outfit Aston Villa in the 2017-18 season before hanging his boots.

He was earlier this summer tipped to join Turkish topflight side Galatasaray but the defender pulled out of the deal at the latter stage of their negotiations.

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Terry spent about 19 years of his senior career at the Stamford Bridge where he won five Premier League titles.

He was also among the golden generation of the Blues squad that won the UEFA Champions League title in Germany in 2012 after beating Bayern Munich on penalties.

During his reign at the west London side, the former Nottingham Forest defender made 492 appearances and scored 41 goals in the process.

His one year spell at Aston Villa also recorded a goal in 32 matches for the lower league side - after which he refused to pen a contract extension at the club.

Terry also won five FA Cups, a three league cups and an Europa League title in more than 700 appearances for Chelsea.

He wasn't just superb for his club side as he also scored six times in 78 appearances for the Three Lions of England.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Aston Villa planning to hire Chelsea legend John Terry as an assistant coach after sacking Steve Brice over poor run of results.

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Villa's chief executive Christian Purslow announced on Wednesday, October 3, following their team's poor strings of result in the second-tier division.

The candidates queuing for the managerial position includes; John Terry, Thierry Henry, Paulo Fonseca of Shakhtar Donetsk, former Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal and Graham Potter.

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