John Terry facts for kids
Terry in 2009
|Full name||John George Terry|
|Date of birth||7 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Barking, England|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m)|
|Current club||Aston Villa (assistant head coach)|
|1991–1995||West Ham United|
|2000||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||6||(0)|
|2018–||Aston Villa (assistant)|
John George Terry (born 7 December 1980) is a former English professional football player. Terry played as a defender and captained Chelsea in the English Premier League and the England national team.
Terry is known as one of the best defenders in the world. He was voted best defender in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. He was also the only English player to be named in the group of best players for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He wears the number 26 shirt for Chelsea and the number 6 shirt for England. Terry missed the penalty which could have won the Champions League 2008. He slipped when he was taking the penalty, giving Manchester United the title.
Terry was a Chelsea Youth player. Before he became a defender he was a midfielder in 1992. To help Terry get some first team experience he was loaned out to Nottingham Forest in 2000 until 2002, when he came back to Chelsea.
Terry is married to his childhood sweetheart Toni Poole, who supported him financially when he was a Chelsea F.C trainee. They married on 15 June 2007, in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. They have twins, Georgie and Summer, born in 2006.
Club career statistics
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||Football League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1999/00||Nottingham Forest||First Division||6||0||-||-||-||6||0|
International career statistics
|England national team|
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