John Terry Factfile
Updated: 4:40pm UK, Thursday 27 September 2012
Key dates in footballer John Terry’s life and career.
1980 December 7, born in London.
1991 Joins West Ham’s youth set-up.
1995 Moves to Chelsea aged 14.
1998 Makes Chelsea debut against Aston Villa.
2001 One of four players fined two weeks’ wages by Chelsea after their behaviour at a Heathrow hotel is criticised on the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
2002 Terry and Chelsea team-mate Jody Morris are cleared after being charged with assault and affray in connection with a nightclub incident. Terry, uncapped at the time, is ruled out of the World Cup after the Football Association decide he should not be considered for international duty with England until the legal case is completed.
2003 Makes England debut as substitute against Serbia and Montenegro.
2004 June: Penalised for foul on Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo, denying Sol Campbell a winner in the Euro 2004 quarter-final.
August: Appointed Chelsea captain, succeeding Marcel Desailly.
2006 August: Chosen to replace David Beckham as England captain by head coach Steve McClaren.
November: Charged with improper conduct by FA for comments about referee Graham Poll. Later admits charge and is reprimanded and fined £10,000.
2008 May: Misses penalty in shoot-out against Manchester United which would have won Chelsea the Champions League.
August: Named as permanent captain of England by Fabio Capello.
2009 Chelsea defend Terry after allegations he took secret cash payments to lay on a behind-the-scenes tour of the club’s training ground.
2010 January: Named as the sportsman behind a gagging injunction involving his private life. A court order had previously been in place, covering an alleged relationship between married Terry and French model Vanessa Perroncel – a former partner of team-mate Wayne Bridge.
February: Axed as England captain following a meeting with Capello. Later that month Bridge refuses to shake Terry’s hand before Chelsea’s match with Manchester City.
2011 March: Restored to the role of permanent England captain by Capello.
October 23: Releases a statement denying he made a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea’s defeat at QPR after videos had circulated on the internet. Two days later Scotland Yard announce they are assessing allegations of racist abuse of Ferdinand by Terry after a complaint from the member of the public.
November: The Metropolitan Police confirm they have launched a formal investigation and Terry is interviewed under caution.
December: Scotland Yard announce they have passed a file towards to prosecutors. Three weeks later the Crown Prosecution Service announce Terry will be charged with racially abusing Ferdinand and is due to appear before West London Magistrates’ Court on February 1, 2012.
2012 January: The FA cancels the pre-match handshakes before the FA Cup fourth-round tie between QPR and Chelsea “to defuse further tensions” relating to the Terry-Ferdinand situation.
February: Terry is stripped of the England captaincy for a second time. The decision was taken by members of the 14-strong FA board, without consulting Capello. Later that month Capello resigns as England manager two days after criticising the decision to strip Terry of the captaincy.
May: Picks up his fifth FA Cup winners medal after Chelsea overcome Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley.
June: Plays the full 90 minutes and extra time as England suffer more penalty heartache, losing their Euro 2012 quarter-final to Italy on penalties.
July 13: Cleared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of making a racist insult to Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea’s match against QPR in October last year. July 27 – Charged by the FA with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards QPR defender Ferdinand. It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Ferdinand. Terry denies the charge and requests a personal hearing.
August: Recalled to England squad, after missing friendly against Sweden, for September’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
September 9: Withdraws from England squad for Ukraine game after picking up ankle injury in 5-0 win in Moldova. September 23: Announces his retirement from international football, shortly before the start of his personal hearing to answer the FA charge.
September 27: Banned for four matches and fined £220,000 by an FA independent regulatory commission.
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