John Terry is known as Chelsea's 'captain, leader, legend' for good reason. The quintessential one-club man, he has spearheaded the club's achievements in the twenty-first century, helping the Blues to unprecedented levels of success. Terry has won it all - four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and Champions League and Europa League winners' medals. On the international stage, Terry made seventy-eight appearances for England and also captained his country. He represented the Three Lions at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups as a bona fide member of the so-called Golden Generation.
Terry's name stands proud in Chelsea folklore alongside fellow greats such as Ron Harris, Peter Osgood, Frank Lampard, Gianfranco Zola and Didier Drogba. In an era dominated by the vast sums Roman Abramovich has spent on bringing exotic signings to Stamford Bridge, it is testament to Terry's ability and character that his image will be the abiding memory of what has been the finest part of Chelsea's 110-year story. And he cost the club nothing.
In 'John Terry: Fifty Defining Fixtures', football journalist and lifelong Chelsea fan Garry Hayes takes a look at Terry's career and presents the matches that defined one of the giants of the modern game.
A lifetime Chelsea fan, Garry Hayes has written extensively on the club for over a decade. A former writer for the Chelsea matchday programme and magazine, he has also edited publications for The Football League, UEFA, MLS, SPFL and The FA. He currently follows Chelsea over land and sea for Bleacher Report UK, also contributing regularly for CNN World Sport.