John Terry

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John Terry : biography

7 December 1980 –

On 1 June 2007, Terry became the first player in the senior England team to score an international goal at the new Wembley Stadium when he scored England’s goal in a 1–1 draw with Brazil. He scored from a header in the box after a free kick cross by David Beckham. Almost a year later, he scored a similar headed goal once again from a freekick cross by David Beckham to put England 1–0 up against the USA on 28 May 2008.

Terry was confirmed as the England captain in August, and captained England in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. During his first match after being reinstated as the permanent England captain he was given a torrid time by Milan Baroš and was turned far too easily when Baros scored the first goal for the Czech Republic. The match ended 2–2 with Joe Cole scoring a fortunate equaliser for England in the 92nd minute of the game. He scored his first competitive England goal against Ukraine in the qualifiers for the World Cup, grabbing a late winner after earlier giving away a free kick which saw Andriy Shevchenko equalise for Ukraine.

On 5 February 2010, following allegations regarding Terry’s private life, England manager Fabio Capello announced that Terry was removed as the captain of the England team. He was replaced by fellow defender Rio Ferdinand.

At the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, England started with two draws against the USA and Algeria which received heavy criticism from the English media. Two days after the Algeria game in a media interview, Terry hinted at dissatisfaction with Capello’s team selection and stated that the players were bored with little to do in the evenings at their training base; he also said that a clear-the-air team meeting would take place that evening. The next day Capello responded by saying that Terry had made "a very big mistake" in challenging his authority to the media.

On 19 March 2011, Capello reinstated Terry as England captain following a long term injury to previous captain Rio Ferdinand. On 3 February 2012, with Terry due to stand trial due to allegations that Terry had racially abused Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers, the FA stripped John Terry of the England captaincy for the second time. This led to Fabio Capello resigning.

Terry was named in new manager Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2012 while Rio Ferdinand was left out, leading to heavy speculation that this was to avoid potential conflict due to Terry’s upcoming trial for racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother Anton. Terry played 90 minutes in all four of England’s matches at the Euros.

John Terry played the first World Cup Qualifying game against Moldova before leaving the field with an ankle injury meaning he missed the game vs Ukraine.

Terry announced on 23 September 2012 he had retired from international football.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 30 May 2006 Manchester, England HUN}} 2–0 3–1 Friendly match
2 16 August 2006 Manchester, England GRE}} 1–0 4–0 Friendly match
3 1 June 2007 London, England BRA}} 1–0 1–1 Friendly match
4 28 May 2008 London, England USA}} 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
5 19 November 2008 Berlin, Germany Germany}} 2–1 2–1 Friendly match
6 1 April 2009 London, England Ukraine}} 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe OtherIncludes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy, FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and FIFA Club World Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1998–99 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
1999–2000 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
2000–01 22 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
2001–02 33 1 5 2 5 0 4 1 47 4
2002–03 20 3 5 2 3 0 1 1 29 6
2003–04 33 2 3 1 2 0 13 0 51 3
2004–05 36 3 1 1 5 0 11 4 53 8
2005–06 36 4 4 2 1 1 8 0 1 0 50 7
2006–07 28 1 4 0 2 0 10 0 1 0 45 1
2007–08 23 1 2 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 37 1
2008–09 35 1 4 0 1 0 11 2 51 3
2009–10 37 2 5 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 52 3
2010–11 33 3 3 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 46 4
2011–12 31 6 4 0 1 0 8 1 44 7
2012–13 14 4 3 1 1 0 8 1 1 0 27 6
Total 387 32 53 11 28 1 101 11 5 0 574 55
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2001–02 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 393 32 53 11 28 1 101 11 5 0 580 55