John Terry Names 4 of His Toughest Opponents During His Illustrious Chelsea Career

John Terry Names 4 of His Toughest Opponents During His Illustrious Chelsea Career

Fred Kennedy
April 24, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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  • John Terry is regarded as one of the best Premier League centre-backs of all time
  • The ex-England star came up against some of the finest footballers in the league
  • He recently named Arsenal and Man United icons among his toughest opponents

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Chelsea legend John Terry has named four of his toughest opponents, including an Arsenal icon, who he admitted he feared facing the most.

The former England international enjoyed an illustrious career with the Blues spanning close to 20 years.

John Terry salutes fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in 2017. Photo by Michael Regan.
John Terry salutes fans after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in 2017. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to Metro UK, Terry is widely regarded as one of the greatest centre-backs in the history of the Premier League.

The Englishman skippered Chelsea to five EPL titles, keeping an impressive 214 clean sheets in 492 appearances.

His successful career recently saw him inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, alongside Manchester United and Newcastle hero Andy Cole.

However, despite his otherwise spectacular journey, Terry recently admitted that there are players he 'feared' facing.

Terry names his toughest opponents

Speaking after his latest milestone, the decorated former defender picked out the four toughest players he ever encountered on the pitch.

Unsurprisingly, Terry's list included Arsenal and United legends.

"Thierry Henry was the best I came up against, the one I feared the most," he conceded after his recent induction.
"Next has to be Wayne Rooney. He was a top, top player and what he achieved was incredible.
"I’d also say Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane were difficult to come up against," he added.

Terry came up against Henry on 14 occasions, winning only four times, with the Frenchman scoring five goals past him.

John Terry gets emotional after receiving Mourinho's message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Terry getting reduced to tears after he received a congratulatory message from Jose Mourinho after he was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Terry, who enjoyed an illustrious Premier League career with the Blues, was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday.

Speaking in a video shared on X, Mourinho congratulated the legendary defender for the achievement, adding that this would be a great gesture for his kids.

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