John Terry all time Chelsea XI
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John Terry best Chelsea XI
He has picked 10 teammates alongside himself and has chosen to play the 4-3-3 formation.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Petr Čech was born on 20 May 1982 in Plzeň, Czechoslovakia and plays for the Czech Republic national team and Chelsea F.C. as a goalkeeper.
Čech started playing football for the Viktoria Plzeň youth team as a halfback. At the age of 10 Petr got the leg fracture, which influenced his decision to move to the goalkeeper position.
In 1999, when he was 17, Petr Čech made his first professional appearance for FK Chmel Blšany. Petr also played for Sparta Prague, Stade Rennes and in January 2004 joined Chelsea F.C.
Čech didn’t become the number one goalkeeper of Chelsea at once as Carlo Cudicini was playing for the club at that time. Cudicini was considered the best Premier League goalkeeper, but after a number of Carlo’s serious mistakes Petr had understudied him. In 2005 Čech had a run of 1,025 minutes without conceding a goal and broke the record of legendary Peter Schmeichel.
Petr’s goalkeeper career was under threat after a depressed skull fracture, but he managed to overcome it, returned to his team before the term set by doctors and continued to show perfect results. In order to avoid further traumas Čech wears a special headguard – the peculiarity that bound him with a ‘Tankman’ nickname.
Nowadays Petr Čech is one of the top goalkeepers in the modern football. Petr has a whole store of honours, including 27 personal awards, 10 club trophies for Chelsea and 1 national prize for the Chech Republic football team.
Right-Back: Branislav Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic was born on 22 February 1984 in Sremska Mitrovica. He can play both centre back and right back.
Ivanovic began his career in Srem, which represents his home town. In 2003, the footballer leaves for the capital to play at OFK Beograd. In February 2006, Ivanovic transfers to Lokomotiv Moscow. In 2007, Branislav won the Russian Cup due to his tremendous performance.
Before 2006, Ivanovic was a player of the national U21 football team and in 2007 he was called the Player of the UEFA Cup Tournament. From 2006, the footballer plays for the senior team.
On 15 January 2008, Chelsea confirmed the club had agreed the terms of Branislav’s transfer, but he made the debut appearance in the first team only after eight months. On 8 April 2009, he netted his first goal for the club in the match against Liverpool during the Champions League quarter-final adding another one in the same match.
Mass media say that a lot of European clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Milan and Internazionale wanted to sign Branislav.
Left-Back: Ashley Cole
Star English defender who joined Chelsea in 2006 and began his long career with the English national team in 2001. He was named the England Player of the Year in 2010.
He began playing professional soccer at the age of 18 for Arsenal. He led Arsenal to Premier League titles in 2002 and 2004. He signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in 2016. He was formerly married to English pop star Cheryl Cole before the couple split due to infidelity. He and Wayne Rooney became two of the leaders of the English national team in the mid-2000s.
Centre-Back: John Terry
John Terry was born on 7 December 1980 in London, England and plays as a center back for Chelsea.
At the age of 11 he entered the West Ham United football academy and spent four years there. During that time John became one of the leading defenders of the youth team and attracted the attention of the best English academies. In 1995 Terry caught an eye of Chelsea scouts who asked him to play a demonstrative game. After that game the management of the club decided to invite John to their youth academy. From 1995 Terry was a Chelsea’s youth academy trainee and in 1998 he got the opportunity to become a professional footballer by signing his first professional contract with Chelsea F.C.
John began to play in the first team, but those appearances were rare and his level was not good enough to be a first team regular, thus he had to go on loan to Nottingham Forest. Terry made 6 starts in that temporary squad during one season.
John returned back to the club right before big changes implemented by Roman Abramovich, the Russian businessman, who bought Chelsea in the beginning of 2000s. Terry became one of the main candidates for the regular play in the first team in 2001-02. The back came up to the expectations of Claudio Ranieri (the club manager at that time), became the key defender of Chelsea F.C. and keeps this position up till now. John is a distinguished captain, centre back and paramount figure in the club that influences various aspects of Chelsea football life. Terry played in 373 games for Chelsea, netting 28 balls.
From 2000 John Terry played in nine matches of the England national U21 football team, scoring one goal. From 2003 John has been the key defender of the England national team where he has already played 90 times and scored 10 goals.
Centre-back: Ricardo Carvalho
Ricardo Carvalho was born in 1978 in Amarante, Portugal. Now he is a Monaco and former Portugal national team player.
Ricardo began his football career in Leça FC. Before joining a more respected Porto the player had to play several seasons on loan in other less honoured clubs. After Ricardo joined Porto he had no chance of becoming a solid main squad player. The team’s defence line was proved and well established and had no place for a novice. The player had to be on the reserve team and show his game level so that coaches should pay attention to him. Ricardo got his chance only when one of the Porto’s central defenders Jorge Costa left on a six-month loan. Ricardo used his chance to the utmost: he displayed the high professional level, determined defence skills and ability to make decisions quickly. It was thanks to his talent that the player managed to get recognition from Porto’s coach and the team’s supporters.
Ricardo joined Chelsea after José Mourinho became the club’s head coach as he needed a good central defender badly and chose a long tested player. Ricardo had his key place in the London’s club squad. The club owners were content with the coach’s choice as Carvalho was a ‘target’ for many distinguished clubs with Real Madrid among them.
Not only can Carvalho pass excellently and win the ball using his technique, he is splendid in jumping headers. It was the outstanding display at the UEFA Euro 2004 which secured him a place in the Team of the Tournament.
In August 2010, Real Madrid finally achieved their goal and obtained this central defender for 9 million euros. As many journalists said, José Mourinho clearly liked the player and tried to bring him to the clubs where he worked.
In August 2011, Ricardo told journalists he had finished his international career and that was a blow for all supporters as the Portugal national team lost a very valuable player. Later, the player said his decision was due to disrespect from the team’s coaching staff.
In 2013 Ricardo made what seemed to be the last move in his career by joining a French side Monaco.
During his career Ricardo won more than 40 individual and team awards, played almost 500 matches at various levels as well as scored 30 goals the majority of which were headers.
Defensive Midfielder: Claude Makelele
Claude Makélélé is a former French football player who was born on 18 February 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire. When Makélélé was only four years old his family moved to France where he started his career in football. His first club was U.S. Melun where he appeared at the age of 15.
In 1990 Makélélé was noticed by Stade Brestois scouts and moved to Brittany. After a year in the club Nantes purchased the talented youngster and in the season 1992/1993 he already played in the first team. He stayed in the club for five seasons, claiming the title of the league and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
After a one-year spell at Olympique de Marseille, he signed a deal with Celta Vigo.
The most successful time of his career started in 2000 when the midfielder put pen to paper with Real Madrid and consequently won with the team two La Liga championships, the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.
In 2003 Makélélé was signed by Chelsea where he became instrumental in the run of the team for the Premier League title. He spent five years in the club and featured in 144 matches. In 2008 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain where he played for three years and made 98 outings. Makélélé retired after the season 2010/2011 and was subsequently appointed Carlo Ancelotti assistant manager.
His international career collected 71 outings for the national team. He played at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2004.
Central Midfielder: Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard is a former English professional footballer who played as an all-round box-to-box midfielder for the Premier League club Chelsea F.C. and the England national team. He WAS known for his scoring ability and holds the record for being the all-time top scorer for his club, with 211 goals to his name in all competitions. He is also considered England’s most prolific penalty taker ever. He is widely accepted as one of the best midfielders of his generation, as well as the greatest player Chelsea ever had. He has been hailed by many renowned opponent team managers as the best player in the world, including José Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari. He has made a record 609 appearances on Premier League, after Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (615), and is the fourth highest scorer with 177 goals. After leaving Chelsea, he joined the NYCFC team to play in the US Major League Soccer. He has also written an autobiography, titled ‘Totally Frank’, and a series of children’s novels detailing the adventures of the protagonist Frankie with his magic football.
Central Attacking Midfielder: Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard agreed terms to sign for Chelsea in June 2012 from French club Lille, where he had played since 2005, and he became the fourth Belgian to join the club following the arrivals of Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.
A double player of the year in France’s Ligue 1, and one of the most highly-coveted players in Europe at the time he joined the Blues, expectations were understandably high for Hazard’s first season in London. A nomination for the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year award, as well as a place in the Premier League Team of the Season, showed he had matched those expectations, and more.
Quick, direct and skilful, Hazard is at his best running at defenders. Equally adept with either foot, the Belgian’s close control while carrying the ball at speed gives him regular scoring and creating opportunities, as demonstrated by his 13 goals and 25 assists in the 2012/13 campaign.
His second season at the Bridge was even more successful as he finished as the club’s top scorer and won the club’s Player of the Year award, as well as the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Matters got even better in a spectacular third year which ended with five high-profile individual accolades, the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup. The 2015/16 season fared less well but the Belgian was back to his best in 2016/17, again named Chelsea Player of the Year as he inspired to team to another league title.
Hazard is well-established as one of the stars of the Premier League and he captains his national side.
Right Winger: Gianfranco Zola
ianfranco Zola is a retired football player from Italy. He was born in 1966 in Oliena, Italy, and began his senior playing career at in 1984 Nuorese, where he played till 1986. Then he spent three seasons at Torres and in 1989 switched to Napoli. During his spell at Napoli Zola won Serie A title and Supercoppa Italiana. From 1993 to 1996 he played for Parma and at that period they won UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and finished runner-up at UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
In November 1996, Gianfranco Zola transferred to Chelsea for a fee of £4.5m. Initially he was used very often, in 1997 he was named the FWA Footballer of the Year, in 1999 and in 2003, by the end of his career at Chelsea he was named Chelsea Player of the Year.
Chelsea won the FA Cup twice, FA Charity Shield in 2000, in 1997/98 they won Football League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, in 1998 they were UEFA Super Cup winners. As time had gone he started irregularly and the manager Claudio Ranieri began to give him less playing time along with other ageing players. All in all Zola l made 312 appearances for Chelsea and scored 80 goals. He left the club in 2003 and till 2005 he played for Cagliari Calcio.
In November 1991, Gianfranco Zola made his debut appearance for the Italy national team; all in all he featured in 35 matches and scored ten goals, retiring in 1997.
In 2006, he became an assistant manager of Italy U-21. In September 2008, Zola took charge of West Ham United and worked there until the summer of 2012, when he was appointed the manager of Watford. He had a successfull first season with the club and saw them reach play-off stages. However, Watford lost to Crystal Palace and stayed in the Championship. The following seasond was not as promising and Zola resigned in December 2013, following a disappointing run of matches.
Left-Winger: Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben is a Dutch football player well-known for his mobility, speed and agility. He plays for the German Bundesliga football league’s FC Bayern Munich (which has won many national championships) and the Netherlands national football team. Arjen plays as an attacking midfielder and mostly plays on the right wing although he has a powerful left footwork. He is currently noted as one of the best footballers in the sports fraternity. He is appreciated by his fans for his speed and technique of maneuvering the ball forward, quickly turning around to the centre and then giving the ball the final shot. Argen started his professional football career in a regional club FC Gronigen and thereafter he was transferred to PSV Eindhoven. He went on to play for Chelsea FC where he performed a crucial role and won them two Premiere League titles consecutively. He then went to play for Real Madrid CF and helped the team win the La Liga trophy in his first season. He was next transferred to the Bayern Munich FC for whom he won the Bundesliga and the DFB- Pokal cups. He led the Netherlands team to victory in the 2006 World Cup scoring the winning goal.
Striker: Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba was born on March 11, 1978, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After emigrating to France at an early age, he became a star soccer player in his adopted country and later led the world-famous Chelsea club to multiple championships. An immensely popular figure in Africa, Drogba has captained the Ivory Coast national team and earned acclaim for his humanitarian efforts.
Drogba signed his first pro contract with Le Mans when he was 21, but he received his first big break after transferring to Guingamp in 2002, where he helped the club avoid relegation to the second division. He transferred to Marseille for the 2003-04 season, scoring 19 goals in 35 games to win the French Ligue 1 Player of the Year. Having reached his athletic prime, the 26-year-old was targeted by many of Europe’s top clubs, and Chelsea paid a transfer fee of roughly $36 million for his services in 2004.
Drogba’s performance was uneven in his first two seasons of Premier League play, and he drew heavy criticism for “diving,” the act of falling down after contact in hopes of drawing a foul, and for his outbursts at referees. But the powerful 6’2″ striker finally appeared comfortable in his third season, scoring 33 goals to win the Premier League Golden Boot, along with the game winners in the League Cup and FA Cup finals.
Drogba’s career with Chelsea ended in storybook fashion when he scored the winning goal in a penalty shootout against Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final. Altogether, he scored 157 goals in 341 appearances with Chelsea, and helped the club to three English Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.
Droba signed a lucrative deal with Shanghai Shenhua in June 2012, but his career in China was short-lived, as he played just 11 games with Shanghai before transferring to the Galatasaray club in Turkey.