John Terry announces his retirement from football

Former Chelsea defender won five Premier League titles

Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing football. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing football. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

 

Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing.

The 37-year-old has hung up his boots and is expected to focus on a career in management.

He captained Aston Villa last season and the Sky Bet Championship club reportedly want him in their new-look coaching staff, with Thierry Henry in pole position to become manager this week.

Terry turned down a move to Spartak Moscow last month, despite reportedly having a medical, saying it was not right for his family.

His last game as a professional was Villa’s 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham in May.

Terry won 78 England caps, five Premier League titles with Chelsea, five FA Cups and three League Cups.

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