Terry calls time on football

08 October 2018 03:06:41 EST

Former England skipper John Terry has confirmed his retirement having been without a club since leaving Aston Villa over the summer.

The 34-year-old left Chelsea back in 2017 after two decades with the Blues, where he managed to win five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League crown.

Terry has thanked Chelsea for his time at Stamford Bridge and has also shown his gratitude to Villa for giving him a chance in the Championship.

His statement read: "My club career and heart will always belong to Chelsea, but I am grateful for my loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1999, which was invaluable for my development as a young player.

"And I also want to say a huge thank you to Aston Villa for giving me the opportunity to play at such a big club and captain it throughout the 2017-18 season.

"It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.

"I look forward to the next chapter in my life and the challenges ahead."

Meanwhile Chelsea are 66/1 to win the Premier League this season under manager Maurizio Sarri, while Liverpool are currently available at 9/4 to claim the title.

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