Chelsea captain and defender John Terry will end his 22-year association with the club at the end of the season.
Chelsea Football Club Statement
“John Terry and Chelsea Football Club today jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season.
“Everybody at Stamford Bridge would like to express our enormous gratitude to John and wish him the very best of luck for the future.
“John has given us more than two decades of dedicated and exceptional service. In that time he has displayed the utmost pride at wearing the Chelsea shirt, something he has done on 713 occasions since his debut in 1998, scoring 66 goals. He is the club’s third highest all-time appearance-maker and has captained Chelsea a record 578 times.
“This season he has featured less on the field but remained an influential and inspirational member of the squad which, under Antonio Conte’s guidance, sits top of the Premier League.
“Throughout his career ‘JT’ has contributed immensely to us achieving consistent success unequalled in the club’s history. He has won the Champions League, four Premier League titles, the Europa League, five FA Cups and three League Cups. His 14 major honours make him our most decorated individual of all time.”