Aston Villa Signs John Terry
Championship side Aston Villa have completed the signing of former Chelsea Captain, John Terry.
Terry became a free agent at the weekend after 22 years at Stamford Bridge where he played his entire career in the Premier League.
Reports suggest that Terry have signed a one-year deal at Villa Park, with a bonus of around £4 million if they are promoted to the Premier League.
He made his final appearance for the champions in May, leaving to a guard of honour 26 minutes into the game to correspond with his shirt number. But, despite interest from West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Bournemouth, he has been persuaded to drop down to England’s second tier by Villa manager Steve Bruce.
Born on December 7th, 1980, John Terry joined West Ham United academy at the age of 11, and went on to become a member of Chelsea academy four years later. He made his breakthrough to the Blues’ first team in 1998 when he made his debut against Aston Villa in a League Cup tie.
John Terry went on to make over 700 more appearcances for Chelsea, scoring 67 goals. Before the start of 2004/05 season, John Terry was made club captain by former manager Jose Mourinho. In his 19 seasons with Chelsea, he has won five Premier League titles, five FA Cup titles, three League Cup titles,the Champions League and the Europa League.
John Terry was also an established England international throughout his Chelsea career, making 78 appearances for his country.
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