Chelsea captain John Terry's Premier League career in numbers
By Nick Wright
Last Updated: 09/05/16 4:59pm
After John Terry was sent off in what might be his last game for Chelsea, we take a look at the numbers behind his Premier League career.
The Chelsea captain was shown his second red card of the season in Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Sunderland, meaning he is now facing a two-game suspension for Wednesday's trip to Liverpool and the final game of the season at home to Leicester on Sunday.
Terry red may end Chelsea career
Guus Hiddink admits he is unsure if John Terry has played his last game for Chelsea.
Terry's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink admitted the 35-year-old was devastated in the wake of the Sunderland game.
It would be a sad way for a club legend to bow out. Terry is Chelsea's longest-serving player having made his Premier League debut a few weeks after his 18th birthday as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Southampton in December 1998.
John Terry's Premier League record
The tough-tackling central defender became a regular starter during the 2000/01 campaign, and he went on to make 483 Premier League appearances over the course of 18 seasons, winning the title four times between 2005 and 2015.
John Terry's Premier League title wins
- 2004/05 (36 apps, 3 goals)
- 2005/06 (38 apps, 4 goals)
- 2009/10 (37 apps, 2 goals)
- 2014/15 (38 apps, 5 goals)
A whopping total of 467 of his appearances have come as starts, with just 16 coming from the bench, and his disciplinary record stands at 68 bookings and six red cards - including Saturday's dismissal against Sunderland.
Only 13 players have played more Premier League games than Terry, while only Ryan Giggs, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes have made more appearances for a single club.
Most Premier League appearances for a single club
|Ryan Giggs||Man Utd||632|
Terry also holds the record for Premier League goals scored by a defender with 40. His total puts him ahead of the likes of David Unsworth, Ian Harte and Leighton Baines, and it is even more impressive considering his goals have come from open play rather than penalties or free kicks.
The Chelsea legend's last goal came in their 3-3 draw with Everton in January, and he has now found the net in each of the Blues' last 16 seasons.
Most Premier League goals by defenders
Only Giggs, Frank Lampard and Scholes have recorded more Premier League wins than Terry, whose total of 303 Premier League victories gives him a career win percentage of 63 per cent.
He has played under 10 different managers at Stamford Bridge, and in 2014/15 he became one of only two outfield players in Premier League history to have played every minute of a title-winning season after ex-Manchester United defender Gary Pallister in 1992/93 and 1994/95.
A sending-off at the Stadium of Light would be a sad note to finish on, but Terry's place in Premier League history is already assured.