(Image) John Terry takes to Instagram to salute former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard after he announced his retirement

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John Terry has paid tribute to former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard on Instagram after Lampard announced his retirement from professional football.

There are few more iconic duos in football than Terry and Lampard. There were both integral to so much success during their respective spells at Chelsea, and won countless trophies side-by-side.

Terry, who is in the swansong of his career himself, has taken to Instagram to salute Lampard. He branded him Chelsea’s greatest ever player – and who could argue with that?

@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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