The 2016/17 season will be considered as legends’ departure from game. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso have already decided to hang their boots, and the latest inclusion of Chelsea captain John Terry made it fab five. Blues captain and legend decided to part ways with the club earlier in the week but he finally said goodbye to the club and fans penning down an emotional Instagram letter.
Terry Instagram letter reads, “it’s with overwhelming emotion that earlier this week the club and I announced this will be my last season as a Chelsea player. This has been toughest decision of my life for me and my family, but I always envisaged leaving on the right terms, in the right way and the right time – and that is now. I feel I still have regular football in me but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited, it is therefore time for a new challenge.”
Terry has served as Chelsea wall for 22 long years, during which he played 713 games and scored 66 goals. The tenacious strong physical defender led the Blues to four Premier League title, five FA Cup titles, three League Cups, and the Europe’s elite trophy Uefa Champions League and Europa Leaguein 2012 & 2013 respectively.
But, his journey didn’t end here. He can still add two more silverware to his name in Premier League and FA Cup title of 2016/17 season. His trophy haul at Chelsea is 19, but he can add couple more at the end of the season to make it 21 in 22 years at Chelsea’s helm.
He thanked Russian owner of the club Romam Abramovich to make the club as big as it is today. He also thanked his teammates Frank Lampard, Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti, John Hollins, and many others who accompanied him along his incredible journey.
The club captain also promised to the return to the club in future in a certain capacity. He wrote, “i only hope i’ve been able to repay you with my commitment and loyalty throughout my career, and i look forward to return to this great club in some capacity in the future.”