Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from football after a 23 year trophy laden career.

Fondly called Captain, Leader and Legend by Chelsea fans, Terry spent 22 years with the blues before joining Aston Villa for one year in the championship.

The player made the announcement via an Instagram post which reads..

“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time for me to retire from playing,”

Terry is one the most decorated players in English football history. He won 15 major titles which includes a Champions league victory and 5 premier league titles with Chelsea.

He also lifted the Europa League once, won the FA Cup 5 times and the League Cup 3 times and also has four FA community shield medals to his name.

The 37-year-old former Chelsea captain played for the club for 22 years making 492 appearances before joining Villa in 2017.

Terry scored more goals 41, than any other centre back in premier league history, only Ashely Young (a converted midfielder) has more premier league goals as a defender.

Although there were reports linking him with a move to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal and Spartak Moscow in Russia, the player has decided to hang his boots.

Reports also indicates that the Chelsea legend will look to follow former teammate Frank Lampard and test his mettle in Coaching.