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John Terry bids adieu to football

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 October 2018, 12:53 IST

Former England skipper John Terry has bid adieu to football after a career spanning over 23 years.

Announcing the same on his official Instagram handle, the 37-year-old said that it is the right time for him to "retire from playing".

"After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing," the post read.

The center-back player, who is widely known for his 19-year stint with English professional football club Chelsea, further stated that signing in for the team was the "best and biggest" decision of his life.

"As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular, the fans," he added.

Terry continued, "Right from the outset they have given me total support, on and off the pitch, and I have a tremendous bond with them. We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn't have succeeded without you."

Terry has earned a total of 78 caps for his national side. Apart from that, he won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, a Champions League title for Chelsea and became one of the most decorated players of the club.



First published: 8 October 2018, 12:53 IST