Chelsea Captain John Terry is set to win the leading honour at the London Football awards. He will be handed the award for “outstanding contribution” to London Football at the gala on March 3rd. Although he may be leaving Chelsea during the summer, John Terry has been at the club since 1994. The founder of the Willow foundation behind the awards believes that it would be a “mistake” for Chelsea not to offer him a contract extension.
“He has always been very humble and gracious with me and he is a hugely deserving winner”, Bob Wilson said. “Sometimes we get clouded by off-field activities but his commitment to one club for so long is a rare thing in an age when so many footballers fail to show that kind of loyalty. His contract expires at the end of the season and it would be a mistake not to give him an extension.”
Willian has been nominated for the award for Premier League Player of the year, while Chelsea’s other representatives include Fran Kirby, Eni Aluko and Katie Chapman who are up for London Women’s Player of the year.