On this day: John Terry announced Chelsea departure

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When John Terry announced he would be leaving Chelsea on this day in 2017, it was the second time in 14 months he had said it, but this time it was true.

The ex-England defender brought down the curtain on a 23-year spell with the west London club during which he became the club’s most successful captain.

Through the ranks


Soccer – Barclays Premier League – Hull City v Chelsea – KC Stadium
John Terry became Chelsea club captain in 2004 (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Glory years

Soccer – UEFA Champions League – Final – Bayern Munich v Chelsea – Allianz Arena
John Terry won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The end

Aston Villa v Hull City – Sky Bet Championship – Villa Park
Terry made his Villa debut against Hull (Paul Thomas/PA)

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