Chelsea have announced that John Terry is to leave the club at the end of the season, bringing to an end almost 20 years of senior team success for the defender at Stamford Bridge.
Terry’s won it all, from the Champions League to the Premier League, the FA Cup to the Europa League – the 36-year-old has done well for the West London side, that’s for sure.
And it all started in 1998 with a first-team debut in October – that’s a long time ago. Here’s some other stuff that happened in ’98 to help put that into context.
Barnsley, Leeds, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday and Wimbledon all contested the Premier League.
Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets was published in the UK.
More like John Terry and the Chelsea career full of trophies… am I right?
The film Titanic won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
An extremely successful film, and an extremely successful footballer.
France won the World Cup thanks to Zinedine Zidane.
Two goals from the Frenchman helped secure a 3-0 win over Brazil for France’s first and only World Cup victory.
Google was born.
And the world was changed forever.
Kylian Mbappe was also born.
The 18-year-old’s career is just getting started as Terry nears the end of his.
And… Windows 98 was born too.
A new edition of Paintbrush and DVD-playing capability? The future is now!