Lampard, Drogba hail Chelsea legend Terry after announcing his retirement from football

Lampard, Drogba hail Chelsea legend Terry after announcing his retirement from football

- Football fans over the world have reacted to the retirement of former Chelsea captain John Terry

- The former England star called it quit with football after making his decision known to his fans on social media

- He led Chelsea to their Champions League triumph in 2012 following their victory over Bayern Munich

Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have congratulated former England captain John Terry over his retirement.

The 37-year-old took to social media on Sunday, October 7, to announce his retirement from football after over two decades in action.

During his 19-year reign at the Stamford Bridge, he won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and one Europa League among other domestic titles.

While reacting to the Terry's retirement, former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher labelled the former Chelsea star 'the best centre back in the Premier League era'.

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Lampard, who currently manage Championship side Derby County said he was honoured to have played along the defender.

The duo played together for the Stamford Bridge side for almost 13 seasons and won a number of titles together.

Michael Ballack also praised Terry while also criticising the lack of leaders in modern football in his Instagram post.

The German wrote: "One of the last true leaders leaves the pitch... what a player."

Didier Drogba also said while reflecting on the trophies they won together while also claiming his former captain owes him money for a bet.

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He said on Instagram: "Congrats on your amazing career my captain. It was a pleasure playing and winning all these trophies with you.

"PS: you still haven’t paid me the bet we did years ago, so please do it before I tell all my followers." previously reported that Chelsea legend John Terry has announced his retirement from club football after over two decades of trophy laden career.

The 37-year-old last featured for Championship outfit Aston Villa in the 2017-18 season before hanging his boots.

He was earlier this summer tipped to join Turkish topflight side Galatasaray but the defender pulled out of the deal at the latter stage of their negotiations.

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