Factfile on former England captain John Terry after he was given a four-game ban and fined £220,000 ($356,722, 276,000 euros) by the Football Association on Thursday for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand:
John Terry factfile
Birthdate: December 7, 1980
1991: Joins West Ham's youth set-up
1995: Moves to Chelsea
1998: Makes Chelsea debut against Aston Villa.
2001: Is one of four players fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea after their behaviour at a Heathrow hotel is criticised on the day after the September 11 attacks in the United States.
2002: Terry and Chelsea team-mate Jody Morris are cleared after being charged with assault and affray in connection with a nightclub incident.
2003: Makes England debut as substitute against Serbia and Montenegro.
2004: Appointed Chelsea captain, succeeding Marcel Desailly.
2006: Appointed England captain in succession to David Beckham by Steve McClaren.
2008: May 21, Misses penalty in shoot-out against Manchester United which would have won Chelsea the Champions League.
-- August 19, Named as permanent captain of England by Fabio Capello.
2009: December 20, Chelsea defend Terry after allegations he took secret cash payments in return for behind-the-scenes tour of their training ground.
2010: January 29, Revealed to have been granted a "gagging" injunction which covered an alleged relationship between married Terry and French model Vanessa Perroncel -- a former partner of team-mate Wayne Bridge.
-- February 5 -- Stripped of England captaincy.
-- February 27 - Bridge refuses to shake Terry's hand before Chelsea's match with Manchester City.
2011: March 19, Restored as England captain by Capello.
-- October 23, Makes statement denying a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's defeat at QPR after videos had circulated on the internet.
-- December 21, Charged in a criminal case with racially abusing Ferdinand.
2012: February 3, Stripped of the England captaincy by an FA board fearful that otherwise he will prove a distraction during Euro 2012. Decision is taken without consulting Capello.
-- February 8, Capello resigns as England manager.
-- April 24, Terry sent off in second leg of Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, meaning he misses the final.
-- May 19, Chelsea win Champions League final, beating Bayern Munich in a penalty shoot-out.
-- June 24, Plays the whole match as England lose their Euro 2012 quarter-final to Italy in a penalty shoot-out.
-- July 13, Cleared in court of racially insulting Ferdinand.
-- July 27, Charged by FA over Ferdinand incident.
-- August 30, Recalled to England squad for September's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
-- September 9, Withdraws from England squad for Ukraine game after suffering an ankle injury in 5-0 win in Moldova.
-- September 23, Announces retirement from international football, on eve of his FA hearing.