* Name: John Terry
* Position: Defender
* Date of birth (age): 07/12/1980 (29)
* Country: England
* Club: Chelsea ( England ENG )
* Height: 187cm
* Weight: 90kg
* UEFA competition debut:
* Club: European Cup Winners’ Cup (Quarter-finals)
18/03/99: Vålerenga 2 – 3 Chelsea
* National team: European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
10/10/00: Finland 2 – 2 England
58 appearances, 6 goals
2006: 5 app, 0 goals

A penchant for making the news for all the wrong reasons recently led to John Terry’s dethroning as England captain. That doesn’t change the burly defender’s status as a useful center back and a mainstay on the Chelsea and England back line, though. In 2004-05 Terry captained Chelsea to its first English championship in 50 years. Terry has made his name as a reliable defender and his biggest regret until recently had been a missed penalty in the 2007-08 Champions League final, which would have made Chelsea European champion. Remarkably, the defender’s $213,000 a week salary makes him one of the best-paid players in England.

Scouting thumbnail: Physical, confident defender who provides leadership, intangibles and a goal-scoring presence on set pieces. Can be troubled by pace and forwards with superior dribbling skills.

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