Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry has announced his retirement from professional football after 2 decades of playing at the highest level.
Terry, 37, who has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa on a free transfer in May and was close to joining Spartak Moscow in September before having a change of heart, took to his Instagram account to announce the decision.
The defender wrote: “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time for me to retire from playing.”
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Terry, who earned 78 England caps, left Chelsea in 2017 after two decades at the London club.
He won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League title in his time at Stamford Bridge, becoming the club’s most decorated player.
The centre-back also won five league cups and a Europa League in more than 700 appearances for Chelsea.