Photo: John Terry sends lengthy heartfelt message to Chelsea legend

John Terry had a special message for Frank Lampard after the Chelsea legend announced his retirement this week

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John Terry has taken to social media to congratulate Frank Lampard on his impressive career after the former midfielder announced his retirement from playing football on Thursday.

Lampard revealed on Thursday that he was bringing down the curtain on his glittering career at the age of 38.

Lampard ends his career as Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer and helped the Blues win multiple Premier League and FA Cup titles, as well as the Champions League.

Terry, who himself is approaching the end of his career, played alongside the former midfielder for many years in the Premier League.

And the defender was quick to pay tribute to his former team-mate with a heartfelt message on Instagram.

Lampard posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “@franklampard has today announced his retirement from football.

“The GREATEST player in the history of our great football club @chelseafc

“It was an absolute pleasure playing with you mate and seeing first hand the dedication and hard work you put in, on and off the pitch, the best trainer by a million miles every single day, inspiring me and everyone at the club.

“I miss you next to me in the dressing room and miss you grabbing a bag of balls after training when everyone went inside. You stayed out working on your finishing, 20 goals a year wasn’t good enough for you, every year you wanted 25,30 goals I love that about you ⚽️👊🏻 I will miss you getting 4 cones and doing sprints after training 🏃🏻💨 setting the example for the kids in the academy.

“All the great memories together winning trophy after trophy year after year I will never forget 🏆 you have won everything and should be extremely proud. It’s been my pleasure and honour to play and experience all those great moments with you.

“648 appearances ( we nearly caught Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris ) 211 goals ⚽️ unbelievable achievement 👊🏻

“A gentleman both on and off the pitch, leader in the dressing room and if I could choose one person next to me in the trenches it would be you.

“A great dad to your two beautiful girls and I’m proud to call you my mate Good Luck for the future, whatever you choose to do will be a huge success

“Love Ya Lampsy 💙

“LEGEND HERO INSPIRATION + THE BEST EVER”

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Chelsea are currently gearing up for their crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime as they look to build on their nine-point lead at the top of the table.

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