John Terry is a footballing legend and a Chelsea hero to the core. He graduated as one of the most prolific products of the Chelsea youth academy to become an outstanding international star. His imposing physical strength, natural skill and flair for the game have made him the backbone of the staunch Chelsea defence. A dedicated youngster from east London, Terry's amazing alertness and eye for the game soon propelled him to stardom at Stamford Bridge and having risen through the ranks, John Terry is a blue through and through. He has captained the blues to Premiership and Carling Cup success and has invigorated the team with his passion for the game and his desire to win. A strong character, Terry has overcome his own personal problems and off-the-pitch torment to become a national icon. Set to play a major role in World Cup 2006, he is hotly tipped to become a future captain of the England side. This book looks at the astronomic rise in Terry's profile and how the football-mad youngster made it as one of the best talents in the modern game.
Oliver Derbyshire has been a passionate football fan since before he can remember and writing about football became his dream once he realised he would never grace the pitch himself. Born in 1979, Olly studied at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and currently lives in Brixton. He has also written Thierry Henry: The Biography.