Posted on: Thu 12 Oct 2006

John Terry's momentous appointment to the England captaincy boosts an already impressive collection of international captains at Chelsea.


New arrivals for the coming season, Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko, both captain their national sides. Shevchenko's standing in Ukraine is recognised with the armband and it is a similar case with Ballack and Germany.


Didier Drogba was Ivory Coast's captain at the World Cup Finals in Germany and the number would have been higher still had it not been for the sale of Iceland captain Eidur Gudjohnsen during the close season.


Terry will be the first player in the modern era to be full-time captain of England while playing for Chelsea.


Vivian Woodward, a Chelsea player during the club's first decade, did captain England on occasions but during the amateur age.