John Terry, the 34-year-old former captain of England, has agreed to a one-year contract extension with Chelsea of the English Premier League. The defender is now signed with the Stamford Bridge outfit until the end of the 2015/16 season. The Chelsea skipper is one of the side’s oldest members, but many fans and experts still consider him to be one of England’s best, if not the best, defender. Terry has played 661 career games with the Blues up to now and should easily reach the 700 mark before his new deal runs out. He’s won the League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and Champions League during his career with Chelsea and has 63 goals, which is the club record for a defender

Terry graduated from Chelsea’s youth academy and debuted with the senior team in 1998. He’s played every single minute of his team’s 29 league games this campaign and shows no sign of slowing down. Terry has helped Chelsea reach the top of the Premier League table this season and unless they endure a late collapse the side should knock off reigning champions Manchester City to take the crown. Manager Jose Mourinho said he’s glad Terry agreed to an extension since he’s an important leader and top defender. Mourinho told the British press, “I am happy since John Terry completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches.”

Chelsea has won 13 pieces of silverware with Chelsea with the latest one coming on March 1 when the Blues beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Capital One Cup Final. Terry was also pleased with the deal and stated, “I’m delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea. After adding another major trophy to my collection this month I hope myself, the players and manager can continue to bring success to our club. Playing for this great club makes me so proud. And as always I would like to thank the fans who have continually supported me.”

photo-sportsworldreport.com