Factfile on John Terry, whose future as England captain was due to be decided by Fabio Capello.
Born: December 7, 1980
Marital Status:Married to Toni, two children, twins Georgie John and Summer Rose.
England caps: 58 caps, 6 goals
Premier League winner 2005, 2006. FA Cup winner 2000, 2007, 2009, League Cup winner 2005, 2007
PFA Player of the Year 2004-05, FIFA World Cup Team of the Tournament 2006, UEFA Best Defender: 2005, 2008, 2009
Career in brief
1995:Joins Chelsea youth system
1998:Chelsea debut as 17-year-old
2003:England debut as half-time substitute against Serbia
2004:Plays for England at Euro 2004, England reach quarter-finals
Succeeds Marcel Desailly as Chelsea captain
2005:Chelsea win first English title in 50 years
2006:Chelsea retain Premier League title
Succeeds David Beckham as England captain
2007:England fail to qualify for Euro 2008, Terry misses final qualifiers through injury
Signs five-year contract at Chelsea, becoming highest-paid player in the Premier League
2008:Costs Chelsea chance to win the Champions League with penalty miss in shoot-out defeat by Manchester United
Reappointed England captain for World Cup qualifying campaign by Fabio Capello.
2009:Leads England to qualification for the World Cup
2001:Terry is one of four Chelsea players fined two weeks wages after drunkenly abusing American tourists at a Heathrow hotel the day after 9/11.
2002:Terry and Chelsea team-mate Jody Morris are cleared after being charged with assault and affray in connection with a nightclub incident. The legal case costs uncapped Terry the chance of going to the World Cup with England.
2006:Fined 10,000 pounds after accusing referee Graham Poll of "changing his story" over why he had been sent off in a match against Tottenham.
2009:Chelsea defend Terry over reports he accepted payments to organise a behind-the-scenes tour of the club's training ground.
2010:Terry reported to have conducted an affair with Vanessa Perroncel, former partner of his England team-mate Wayne Bridge.