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Name John Terry
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc The greatest defender in Premier League history. Brash, brave but above all technically brilliant: he possessed an uncanny ability to read play and be in exactly the right place to sniff out danger. Often controversial but a born leader: won five Premier League titles, making close to 500 appearances


Org English National Team
Club as Coach Aston Villa [as Assistant Manager]
Club as Player Chelsea FC

2008 01 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] He is different class. He’s not just done it for one year and tailed off as we have seen a lot of players do. We have seen him for the past four, five, six years playing at a top level, scoring goals, passing brilliantly and working on things he’s not so good at in training. He works so hard on his shooting and his running off the ball.

When we go on a warm-down, he’ll be doing laps around the field on his own. He is an inspiration to myself and everyone else in the team to push on and give it everything in our short careers.

I can’t speak highly enough of the man. What he gives us in the dressing-room when things aren’t going well, what he gives out on the pitch and the stuff behind the scenes that people don’t get to see. He puts in a lot of hard work off the pitch and gets his rewards on it

2016 05 15 Retrieve

[John Terry says Hiddink like a father to him] For a club like this, and a group of players of our ability, this season’s not been acceptable. We want to end on a positive note. I want to thank Guus ahead of his last game in charge - he has been unbelievable for me. He has helped me a lot this year. Not only as a manager, but as a father figure too. Guus’ door has always been open and you never forget that stuff as a player

[He has helped me a lot this year. Not only as a manager, but as a father figure too. Guus’ door has always been open and you never forget that stuff as a player] He has helped me a lot this year. Not only as a manager, but as a father figure too. Guus’ door has always been open and you never forget that stuff as a player. All the players, and I think the fans as well, love Guus to bits because he cares about Chelsea

2017 03 10 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] Lamps won everything with us [Chelsea] and in my opinion the best and most consistent player ever

2017 03 11 Retrieve

[Quotes on Frank Lampard] You talk about the (Gianfranco) Zolas and the best players to have played at the club, but for me he (Lampard) is the best. [. . .] You can only single out two players to play consistently well and to score goals over the course of the last 10-15 years and that is him and Ryan Giggs. It’s incredible, to see the number of goals he’s scored at such a high level as well – Champions League goals, Premier League goals – and the hunger. [. . .] It’s incredible, season after season to do what he’s done

2018 10 13 Retrieve

[John Terry taking after being appointed assistant manager at Aston Villa which is his first coaching role after announcing his playing retirement last week] I’m ready for the next chapter in my life. Let’s see what the future brings. Hopefully it brings half the success I had as a player. I am excited, you are a long time retired I understand that, I felt I could still play but I feel like I have made the right decision at the right time in my career. I am ready for the next challenge and next step whatever that might be

2020 04 22 Retrieve

[John Terry has drawn comparisons between Jack Grealish and ex-Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard, while expressing his hope that the Aston Villa star stays put amid reported interest from Manchester United] I think he’s similar to Joe Cole and Eden Hazard. I just think the natural ability he’s got and that Joe Cole had, a god-given talent that not many people are blessed with but he’s certainly got. The way he glides past people. He’s quick, but not many people know it - I don’t think he knows how quick he is. He’s a tremendous talent, he gets a lot of fouls in the Championship and now in the Premier League. People don’t know how to stop him

You see a lot of players from the outside, but when you go to a club and you’re working with players on a daily basis, you just see how much of a huge talent he really is. I got to see that in glimpses. He got an injury to his rib in pre-season against Watford, and he missed a big chunk of that season - having Jack fully fit in my season there, I’m pretty sure we’d have gone up. Jack’s a phenomenal talent. It’s been a real pleasure to see him grow, work and develop over the last year, two years. He’s shown the whole world this season that he’s more than capable of playing at the top level

There’s a side to Jack people don’t see. Jack’s there till 5, 6, 7 in the evening, he’s eating the right food and doing all his gym work. That’s all behind closed doors. He’s a top professional, wanting to get to the very top. I just hope he keeps improving with us and making us stronger because, with him, we’ve got a real chance