The club’s most successful captain ever, Terry has been the focal point of Chelsea folklore since making his first-team debut in October 1998 at the age of 17.
His career has not been free of controversy, but through the blue-tinted glasses of the Stamford Bridge faithful supporters, he is their captain, leader, legend. He is currently playing some of the best football of his career at 33 years old, so what better time to pick the five questions that Chelsea fans would love to ask their captain, in the form of who, what, when, where and why?
Since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea FC in 2003 the Stamford Bridge club have been linked with almost every player in the world, whether available or not. It would be nice to have Terry’s perspective on who he would like to have seen join the Blues at this pivotal point in their history.
Many people have their theories about what Terry would be doing if he weren’t a professional footballer. Most of them revolve around unskilled manual labour, but it would be interesting to find out if he harbours a secret burning passion for nuclear physics.
21 November 2012 is a day that most Chelsea supporters would rather forget. Club legend and Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo was unceremoniously sacked, and the speculation surrounding who would replace him threw up a name more surprising to some than his successor, Rafa Benitez.
The Blues had something of a tradition for player-managers in the 1980s and '90s, and there were plenty of supporters who could easily see Terry taking on the same role.
The question is, would he have wanted to?
John Terry’s status as a one-club man is a cornerstone of his legend at Chelsea. However, the club’s policy of only offering one-year extensions to players over the age of 30 has led to speculation that he could see out the final years of his career elsewhere.
Terry signed for West Ham United’s academy in 1991 before moving to Chelsea in 1995.
According to John Terry: Captain Marvel, the Biography, the then-14-year-old was courted by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
At the time, Chelsea were a mid-table club, and Manchester United were the dominant force in English football. It would be fascinating to find out whether Terry saw such success in his future when he signed his first contract at Stamford Bridge.