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John Terry Takes Trip Down Memory Lane to Chelsea Boot Boy Days and Calls Gianfranco Zola a Legend

John Terry Takes Trip Down Memory Lane to Chelsea Boot Boy Days and Calls Gianfranco Zola a Legend

John Terry was another high-profile football player to take a trip down memory lane today – as he went back to times when he was an unknown rookie coming through the Chelsea youth ranks.

The Stamford Bridge skipper is now a 17-year veteran of the first team, helping the Blues to three Premier League titles, five FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and an Europa League.

But he learned the game the old-fashioned way – giving fans an insight into how he cleaned boots and cleared away kit for the Chelsea first team before breaking through in 1998.

And Terry heaped praise on Gianfranco Zola for setting a great example to all the young players with his training ground practice methods.

He posted the following picture on Instagram, saying:

I had to post this pic of me as a young 16-year-old. Cleaning and picking up kit was one of my duties along with hoovering the dressing rooms,cleaning the toilets and showers.  I loved every minute of it and felt so lucky to be able to share the building with the likes of Zola who was superb with all the young players,Franco is putting his boots on to go out and in the afternoon when everyone had left and practice his free kicks and technique. Scoring 8 out of 10 free kicks wasn’t good enough for him. What an example Chelsea and football LEGEND.

Terry thinks Zola is a legend – but would you say Terry is a legend too? Let us know in the comments below.

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