Captaining the side for nine of those years, he has overseen the greatest triumphs in the club’s history and put himself on the line time and again.
Jose Mourinho has hinted that Terry will be offered an extension on his current contract, which is set to expire next summer; however, the 32-year-old’s career is certainly beginning to wind down.
Now is the perfect time to look to the future and begin the search for a long-term replacement for Terry. He still has a few years left in him, but it would be sensible to find his successor soon so that he can mentor them before passing the baton.
It should be noted at this point that the search is not for the future captain, but for a centre-half who is willing to give as much to the club as Terry has over the years.
All statistics taken from whoscored.com