Captain. Leader. Legend. And as of today, an inductee into the Premier League Hall of Fame. Congratulations, John Terry!

A Chelsea Academy graduate and outstanding central defender, JT made his Premier League debut during the 1998/99 season and would go on to make 492 appearances in the competition.

Five titles were claimed along the way. The first was our dominant 2004/05 triumph during which we conceded just 15 goals and kept 25 clean sheets. Both remain Premier League records.

The Premier League trophy would be retained the following season and lifted again in 2009/10, 2014/15 and Terry’s final campaign at Stamford Bridge, 2016/17.

Our legendary skipper holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets as a defender (214) and remains the highest-scoring defender in the league’s history with 41 goals.

Terry is the second former Blue to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame this year alongside Ashley Cole – and they join ex-Chelsea teammates Petr Cech, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

'I’m very grateful to have been voted into the Premier League Hall of Fame,' said Terry. 'I’m a player that certainly gave my all whenever I stepped out on the pitch and to be recognised in this way makes me really proud.

'It’s great to have joined my former team-mates who have already been inducted and to be inducted in the same year as Ashley Cole, who was an incredible player and is a close friend.

'I was lucky to share a dressing room with so many top players. To captain a club like Chelsea and achieve what we did as a team is so special to me.

'The Premier League is the best league in the world, which every player hopes to play in, and I’m very proud to have won it five times.'

The Hall of Fame celebrates individuals who have an exceptional record of success and have made significant contributions to the Premier League since its inception in 1992.

JT was selected from a shortlist of 15 former players by fans worldwide through an online public vote and the Premier League Awards Panel.

Each inductee receives a medallion engraved with their name and the year of their induction along with a £10,000 donation made by the Premier League to a charity of their choice.