Chelsea captain John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after joining the club as a 14-year-old about 22 years ago.
In his programme notes ahead of Chelsea’s match against Watford, Terry thanked Chelsea fans for the unwavering support and also revealed winning the Premier League brought a “dream ending” to his time at Chelsea.
“What an unbelievable feeling and believe me it just gets better and better. I’m so proud of this team and all the players and management for all the hard work, effort and sacrifices everyone has made this season,” Terry wrote.
“On a personal note, I can’t tell you how important it is to me to have the chance to celebrate my fifth Premier League title at the end of my last season as a Chelsea player.
“It’s a dream ending for me, and with the FA Cup final still to come it could turn out to be one of the greatest seasons in the club’s history.
“If I could have written my story as a 14-year-old, when I signed on the pitch, this would have been it. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart. I have received so many messages and letters of support thanking me for what I have done at Chelsea, but I’m the lucky one and without you all my dreams wouldn’t have been possible.
“Antonio deserves great credit. It has been a brilliant experience for me to work with such a great coach in my final year here. He came in after a difficult season for everyone and has got us back into our stride. Now we are champions.
“Now we want to make sure we finish off with two wins and set ourselves up nicely for the FA Cup final. These will also be my last two home games as a Chelsea player and it’s going to be emotional for me – coming on in the last two matches at the Bridge has been amazing.”