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Calling the Shots: John Terry

In the latest edition of a feature where we ask players to provide some insight into their personal Instagram posts, John Terry talks us through a few of his snaps.

The captain includes personal milestones and family memories, as well as acknowledging both current and former team-mates.

 

This was a charity event which I went to recently where I was given an award by Make a Wish after granting 50 wishes to terminally ill children. It’s a charity which is really close to my and my wife’s hearts and something I’ve been involved in for many years now. It’s very sad but really rewarding to be able to help, especially when you see their little faces light up when you give them and their families memories they can keep forever.

 

Asmir Begovic loves his NFL so he invited me and my wife to join him and his wife at the recent game at Wembley. He was sitting next to me explaining the rules during the game so I knew exactly what was going on and understood, he's a massive fan. It was a really good day, the kids came as well and really enjoyed it.

 

 

I met Riccy Carvalho after the West Ham game. We’d just got a big win, a great start to the season and Riccy had been out on the pitch at half-time with his Euro 2016 winners’ medal. He came in to see the lads after the game and he was joking that I was still here after all this time. He was a great partner of mine and a great lad on and off the pitch.

 

I had to post this one of Lamps, look how delighted he is. This was after he’d scored his 300th career goal, an absolutely unbelievable achievement at any level but to do it at the highest level is special. People wonder how Frank scored so many goals and it’s purely down to desire, work-rate and hunger. The way he trains is exactly how he plays. He practices shooting before training and after training, he was a great example to all the kids in the Academy here and the first team players as well. We miss him loads and I’m delighted to see him doing so well over there.

 

I posted this after signing my new contract. This is me with my family after we won the title in 2014/15. I’ve had photos done with the kids from when they were smaller but they’re getting a bit older now and we have this one up in the house, the four of us as a family. It was a great season for me personally, I played every minute of every game and it was special to celebrate in front of our fans after we'd won our last game with my family there.

 

This is a picture of my boots from the Everton away game last season when I made my 700th appearance. Unfortunately we lost, I was just coming back from injury but I came on. We played PSG a few weeks before this in the Champions League, which was due to be my 700th game, but I picked up an injury and ended up missing both legs. I was then made a special pair of these boots for the Everton game. It was a huge milestone for me. As a kid I wanted to reach 50 games and then 100. I’m now past 700 and still counting. I’m still here and fighting at the very top and I’m honoured to be captain of this great club.

 

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