2. John Terry
1972-2015 – Arsenal have won 15 trophies.
1998-2015 – John Terry has won 16 trophies… pic.twitter.com/NveRwT0IQr
— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) May 28, 2015
Former England International and Chelsea legend John Terry is without a doubt up there with the best when it comes to his achievements and contribution in football. He has won everything available in Club football with the Blues. He was one of the highest scoring defenders in the game with 67 goals in 717 games he played in the top flight. His leadership on and off the pitch was instrumental for both club and country.
However, Terry career was marred by controversy. Extra-marital affairs and racism allegations dragged his name in the mud but he managed to recover all the time. There is no doubt that he will go down as one of the best defenders of all time. He is the current assistant manager at Aston Villa.
FA Premier League (4): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016-17
FA Cup (5): 1999–00, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
Football League Cup (3): 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
FA Community Shield (2): 2005, 2009
UEFA Champions League (1): 2011–12
UEFA Europa League (1): 2012–13
ON THIS DAY: In 2002, Man Utd signed Rio Ferdinand for £30m from Leeds.
455 games 🏃
14 trophies 🏆
12 seasons 🗓
Club legend. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/KxrMjXqsH5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 22, 2017
Rio Ferdinand was lucky to be part of some of the Premier League’s greatest sides at Manchester United. His defensive partnership with Nemanja Vidic is regarded by some pundit as the best in the history of English top flight. They were almost impermeable. The former Red Devils captain won 6 Premier League medals, 1 Champions League medal, 1 Club World Cup medal, 3 League Cups and 6 FA Community Shields. He only missed the FA Cup but that cannot be compared to a Champions League medal or 6 league titles.
Rio Ferdinand also played for West Ham, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers where he ended his career in 2015. His confidence sent shock waves to strikers. His towering height gave nothing away in the air making him one of the most feared defenders in Europe for almost a decade. He now works as a TV pundit for BT Sport.
Premier League (6): 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Football League Cup (3): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10
FA Community Shield (6): 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
UEFA Champions League (1): 2007–08
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008