After 23 years a footballer, John Terry has decided to hang his boots. The former English captain spent 22 years in a Chelsea jersey, winning 15 major trophies during that time. Today, we will take a look at some of the most high-profile figures in the game said about the legendary captain. Here are the 7 best quotes on John Terry.

7. Gianfranco Zola: “never scared!”

“I had no doubt Terry was going to become a superstar. His character and personality impressed me straight away.” Zola said. “He stepped in as a young player and looked as if he’d play forever – never scared! He would stand up to anyone, no matter their status.”

6. Wayne Rooney:  “A big, strong defender who never gives in.”

“Terry and Carvalho together were always tough to face against. Carvalho is strong, quick and reads the game very well while John Terry is a big, strong defender who never gives in.”

5. Ronaldinho: “One of the toughest men I have ever met on the field”

The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way that they play, where you can’t see a way through. Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have ever met on the field.” Said Ronaldinho on John Terry.

4. Alan Shearer: “A natural leader”

“John Terry was very good with his feet, both left and right. He could spray the ball around. And if you were looking for someone to come and lead your team, you’d look no further than him.”

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