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Player Profile – John Terry

“Captain, Leader, Legend

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D.O.B/Age :   7th December 1980 / 30
Place of birth/Nationality: Barking/English
Position: Captain/Defender
Squad Number: 26                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Family
                                                                                                                                                                  Terry’s parents are Ted and Sue. His brother, Paul is a professional footballer currently with Conference National side Darlington F.C.Terry currently lives in Oxshott, Surrey. He and his wife Toni (née Poole) are the parents of twins, Georgie John and Summer Rose, born on 18 May 2006 in Westminster, London. Terry celebrated their birth when scoring for England against Hungary, when he performed a baby-rocking celebration. The couple then married at Blenheim Palace on 15 June 2007.                                                                                                                                                                                         
Early Days                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Born in East London, John has been with Chelsea since the age of 14, when he was initially a medium-build midfielder. JT attended Eastbury Comprehensive School, he initially played for Senrab, a side that featured many future stars of the English game. As a boy he initially was part of West Ham United’s youth system, joining them as a midfielder in 199. He moved to Chelsea at 14, playing for the club’s youth and reserve teams, and when there was a shortage of central defenders he was moved to centre-back, the position he plays today.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Awards/Key Moments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
John is the most successful captain in Chelsea history and in many eyes, he’s the best central defender currently in action.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
2005 Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year Award
2005  UEFA Champions League Best Defender 
2005  FIFA World Cup squad of the tournament
2006  FIFPro World XI Team 
2005, 2006, 2007  UEFA Club Football Awards
2005, 2008  Best Defender                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
And a special mention for his 2009 award, Terry was named “Dad of the Year” after he came top of a poll of UK adults in a Daddies Sauce survey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Previous Clubs: Nottingham Forrest (Loan)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
International Career:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
John was handed his England debut in June 2003 against Serbia and Montenegro, and was first choice for his country at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, taking on the captaincy under Steve McClaren following that tournament. He was Chelsea’s first homegrown player to be capped by England since Ray Wilkins in the mid 70s. Terry became Chelsea’s first England skipper of the professional age, although the armband was taken away by Fabio Capello in February 2010 following media stories about John’s private, but in March 2011 he was reappointed England captain on a full-time basis by Capello.                                                                                                                                                                             
Quotes from Player                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
“It has been good to see the fans cheering us on – it gives us that extra lift”                                                                                                                                                                                                            
“Often it feels like we are at a home match when we have so many fans there. The singing, the cheering helps the players.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
“We’re not going to write them off, they’re a good team. But if we keep winning, there’s nothing they can do.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
“I struggled… because my Mum and Dad didn’t have any money. I had to borrow where I could for things like driving lessons.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
“The worst I’ve ever felt after a football match.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
What the fans say…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
@ej2103 – “Captain, Leader, Legend”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
@Adam_rivett84 – “Number One England Captain”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
@1Zoya – “True leader”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
@StAmFoRd70 – “He’s CHELSEA through and through”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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