Former Chelsea and England captain, John Terry has announced his retirement as a football player after over 800 career appearances for club and country.
JT announced his retirement from football after a 20-year playing career.
The Chelsea legend played for Aston Villa last season but did not sign for a club ahead of the new campaign.
He looked set to join Spartak Moscow but the move fell through, and he has now hung up his boots.
Terry continues to be linked with a switch back to Villa Park to assist Thierry Henry in a new management team following the dismissal of Steve Bruce.
He announced his decision to retire via his Instagram page, saying that;
“After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing”.
The defender made 717 appearances for Chelsea, and six on loan for Nottingham Forest, before leaving Stamford Bridge for Villa in 2017.
He played 36 times for the Villans and helped them to the Championship playoff final where they were beaten by Fulham.
Terry also played 78 times for England.