Former Aston Villa man nominated for Premier League Hall of Fame

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Former Aston Villa defender John Terry has been nominated for the Premier League Hall of Fame, as per Sky Sports on X.

The 43-year-old, who made 78 caps for the England national team, retired from playing in 2018 with his final spell coming at Villa Park.

He is on the shortlist of nominees along with Sol Campbell, Michael Carrick, Andy Cole, Jermaine Defoe, Cesc Fabregas, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Eden Hazard, Gary Neville, Michael Owen, David Silva, Edwin van der Sar, Yaya Toure and Nemanja Vidic.

Aston Villa signed Terry back in 2017 and it raised eyebrows when he rocked up in the Midlands on a free transfer.

They were in the Championship back then and the centre-back went on to play 36 appearances in all competitions, 32 of which came in the league, during his single season, chipping in with a single goal.

Villa got to the play-off final that year but were beaten at Wembley by Fulham.

Terry then shelved his playing duties when his contract expired and has since delved into the coaching world.

He became Dean Smith's number two at Aston Villa in 2018 and later linked up with him at Leicester City. He hasn't gone to America with him to Charlotte though.

Instead, Terry is back as an academy coach at Chelsea these days. He made his name at Stamford Bridge and played 717 matches for the Blues in all competitions after joining them as a youngster from West Ham, scoring an impressive 67 goals.