John Terry has announced his retirement from international football.
This was a personal and difficult decision for John to take as playing for and captaining his country was a boyhood dream.
John first represented England in June 2003 against Serbia and Montenegro.
John George Terry plays in a centre back position for the Three Lions
also the captain of Chelsea in the Premier League. He was also captain
of the England national football team, holding the post from August 2006
to February 2010 and from March 2011 to February 2012.
Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008 and
2009. PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005, and was included in the
FIFPro World XI for four consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2008. He was
also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only
English player to make the team. He wears the number 26 shirt for
Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to three
Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a UEFA
Champions League since 2004. He is one of five players to have made over
500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest
In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new
Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1–0 win over Manchester United, and also
the first player to score an international goal there, scoring a header
in England’s 1–1 draw with Brazil.
The 31-year-old was named England captain in August 2006 and went on to lead his country 34 times.
John also won nine caps at Under-21 level.