John Terry named Aston Villa captain

Former long - serving Chelsea captain
John Terry was named Aston Villa ’s
new skipper on Saturday after joining
the second- tier side following his
departure from Chelsea .
Terry , 36 , replaces Wales
international and fellow central
defender James Chester as Villa
captain having signed a one- year deal
with the club earlier this month .
“ Aston Villa are pleased to announce
John Terry as captain . Terry will be
skipper for the 2017 / 18 campaign, ” the
club said in a statement on their
website.
Terry will wear the armband for the
first time in a pre - season friendly
against third - division Shrewsbury
Town later on Saturday .
The ex- England defender left Chelsea
at the end of last season after 22 years
at Stamford Bridge, where he won five
Premier League titles , five FA Cups
and the 2012 Champions League .


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