The third weekend of Premier League action is loading slowly. The highlight of match-day three is the Monday clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho looks overwhelmed but his highly-paid stars have no place to hide either. The defending Champions who are also the current league leaders Man City will travel to face winless Wolves, Chelsea has a date against their former boss Rafa Benitez, Unai Emery has another derby at home against wounded West Ham and Liverpool will size up a confident Brighton side at Anfield. Today, as we wait for the next round of matches, let us take a look at six facets of Chelsea legend John Terry extraordinary career.
6. Terry named Defender of the Year by UEFA 3 Times
John Terry is the only English defender in history to receive UEFA Club Defender of the Year award for three times. The former Chelsea skipper won the award in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In 2008 he made his worst ever mistake when he missed the crucial penalty in a post-match shootout in Uefa Champions League final. He lifted the trophy in 2012 even though he was also sent off in the semi-finals against Barcelona.
5. Terry is Chelsea most successful Captain of All-Time
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) June 30, 2017
John Terry is the most successful Captain in Chelsea history. Since he was given the armband by Jose Mourinho in 2004/2005 season, he lifted 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 Uefa Champions League, 1 Europa League and 2 FA Community Shields.
- Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17
- FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
- Football League Cup: 2004–05, 2006–07, 2014–15
- FA Community Shield: 2005, 2009
- UEFA Champions League: 2011–12
- UEFA Europa League: 2012–13
4. John Terry scored in record 17 EPL Seasons
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 21, 2017
Chelsea skipper John Terry scored in record 17 consecutive Premier League season. His first goal came in 2000/01 season and the last came in 2016/17 against Watford. In total, he played 492 League matches scoring 41 goals. In all competitions, he netted 67 goals in 717 matches. It is a great return because some strikers like Radamel Falcao and Fernando Torres scored less for the club.