It’s been fifteen years since John Terry first wore the captain armband for Chelsea.
On exactly this day, 15 years ago, John Terry wore the captain armband for Chelsea, just 2 days before his 21st birthday. With injuries to Marcel Desailly and Graeme Le Saux, and Gianfranco Zola on the bench, Terry was the captain of the team.
His first game as Blues captain ended with a 1-0 loss to Charlton Athletic, and he wore the armband in the following game, a 1-1 draw away at Sunderland.
Following the departure of Marcel Desailly after the 2003/2004 season, John Terry permanently became the Chelsea captain, and he has worn that armband ever since, captaining the team in over 500 games.
John Terry has captained the Blues to 1 Champions League trophy, 1 Europa League title, 4 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cup trophies, 3 League Cup trophies and 2 Community Shields.
He has been called ‘Captain, Leader and Legend’ for a reason.