John Terry has been Chelsea's skipper since the retirement of Marcel Desailly in 2003, and he has been a fan favorite and Chelsea's leader ever since.
He's a player who has always shown the kind of passion and desire that every Premier League manager looks for in their players. He's always been known to be a great leader and motivator, with a commanding presence in the air, but his lack of pace has been a worry, particularly as he is now heading towards his mid-30s.
With players like Theo Walcott, Aaron Lennon, Nani, and Hernandez in the league, Terry's capability to handle the fast-paced attack of other elite teams has been questioned multiple times.
Despite these apparent questions, with age and rusty legs, Terry's footballing mind is also developing rapidly.
He's always been able to read the game, but this season he has really showcased his ability to see the game a few steps ahead of his opponents. He is ready to intercept passes as soon as they're made, and he makes clearances off the line as if he already knows where the ball's going to be.
His vision has saved games for Chelsea this year multiple times, most noticeably in Chelsea's first matchup with Spurs. In the dying seconds, Emmanuel Adebayor was through one-on-one with the keeper when John Terry came out of nowhere to block the ball off the line, leaving the Blues with a great result away from home.
JT has had his troubles in the media in recent times, first being charged with racial abuse, and then more recently being sent off in the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona, due to a ridiculous off-the-ball clash with Alexis Sanchez.
These lapses in character has given Terry a bad reputation with fans around the league. some even accuse him of abandoning his team in the semifinal.
These negative aspects of Terry's season are undeniable, and they have somewhat tainted what has otherwise been a solid season for JT, coming up big when needed, both defensively and offensively, with five goals in the Premier League this year.
Putting all of Terry's antics aside, he has led his team through a rocky patch, taking the team to two finals, and being the leader Chelsea needed when everything else was going wrong.