GANLOB.COM – Setelah 23 tahun berkarier sebagai pemain sepak bola, mantan kapten Chelsea dan timnas Inggris, John Terry akhirnya memutuskan untuk pensiun. Kabar tersebut diumumkannya langsung melalui akun Instagramnya pada Minggu (7/10) waktu Inggris lalu.
Keputusan tersebut tentu saja menuai berbagai reaksi dari berbagai pihak, termasuk fans dan bintang Chelsea. Melalui media sosial, para penggemar dan bintang tersebut menuliskan pujian dan kata perpisahan versi mereka kepada Terry. Simak langsung berikut ini.
It’s taken some time to digest JT’s retirement. Players come and go but few leave a lasting impression. For me, John Terry was the last standing of the footballers from my childhood, and was the EPL’s best defender. He gave everything and loved Chelsea. Thanks JT. Absolute hero🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/cFDSfDn5zA
— Louis Beneventi (@Louis_Beneventi) 8 October 2018
Premier League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup 🏆🏆🏆
Community Shield 🏆🏆
Champions League 🏆
Europa League 🏆
FIFA FIFPro World XI 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Team of the Year 🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Defender of the Year 🏆🏆🏆
PFA Team of the Year 🏆🏆🏆🏆
PFA Players POTY 🏆
— CFC (@CFCWriter) 7 October 2018
John Terry was a public enemy in the eyes of the media for a long time.
Others would’ve shyed away. But through all that, he gave his everything and retires as the best defender in Premier League history.
Thank you for you everything legend, enjoy retirement. pic.twitter.com/0T9HyOvkAY
— Ayden (@AddictedToCFC) 7 October 2018
I remember 10 years ago when I was 13 years old thinking about the day Terry and Lampard would retire and how football never would be the same. Today is the day. Words can’t describe how many enjoyable moments these two legends have given me.
— Daniel Mohajer (@BoasMohajer) 7 October 2018
And just like that, we will never see Frank Lampard or John Terry play professional football again.
How are we supposed to deal with that? They don’t make them like those two anymore. 😞💙 pic.twitter.com/7QmmJj5byk
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) 7 October 2018
Some people say about being able to watch Messi, Ronaldo, and players alike is the ultimate privilege. As a Chelsea fan, for me it was being able to see John Terry lead my club that was the real privilege. The greatest, most decorated player in the history of my club. #CFC
— Chelsea Activity (@ChelseaActivity) 7 October 2018
John Terry set an example throughout his career that every young footballer ought to aspire to. Not only was he a world-class defender, he left everything on the pitch. Blood, sweat, tears – that was the minimum. His legacy will live on far beyond his retirement.
Thank you, JT. pic.twitter.com/W705fYdqxD
— Jamie Wilkinson (@jamiew_tc) 7 October 2018
John Terry is the and forever will be the greatest player that ever played for Chelsea Football Club. He is that player my children will ask about and I had the luck to watch him week in, week out.
Thank you for everything Captain. Forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/dBvlOdhStO
— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) 7 October 2018
Congrats on your amazing career my Captain @johnterry.26
It was a pleasure playing and winning all these trophies with you @chelseafc 💙#theoneandonly #JT #captaincourage #leader #historymakers #theimpossibles #theoldguard #blueblood pic.twitter.com/6k6kqX4EaY
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) 7 October 2018
Congratulations on your amazing career John Terry. I’m lucky to have shared a lot of memories and I will be always grateful for everything I have learned from you, a true leader and a legend of @ChelseaFC and football. I wish you all the best in your next chapter. #JT26 💙 pic.twitter.com/SKngXAvg7E
— César Azpilicueta (@CesarAzpi) 7 October 2018
A servant of the game, you gave yourself to club and country and captained those around you to be the best they can be. Good luck in retirement John Terry thank you for all you have given to football ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nT7a4tp8Hn
— Patrick van Aanholt (@pvanaanholt) 7 October 2018
One of the last true leaders leaves the pitch…What a player. What a captain. It was always a pleasure to share the dressing room with you⚽️🔵 Good luck with the next page #johnterry #CaptainLeaderLegend #CFC @ChelseaFC
📸2: imago/HochZwei/International pic.twitter.com/nBT3Hk84Tx
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) 8 October 2018
— Oscar (@oscar8) 8 October 2018