Didier Drogba has penned an emotional yet hilarious tribute for former Chelsea teammate John Terry.

After Terry announced his decision to leave the club this summer, the messages of adulation flowed in for the 36-year-old defender.

One of particular interest was that from Stamford Bridge legend Drogba who admitted to not knowing who Terry was when he arrived at the club in 2004 as the youngster welcomed him to West London.

But Drogba quickly went on to hit some heartfelt notes on his Instagram post, which included the accompanying message:

“From day one you’ve been a true Leader, when I first met you and didn’t know who you were but said to me ‘welcome to Chelsea’.

“Thought you were a young player from the academy going on pre-season tour.

“Then I realised who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs Celtic.

“You’ve been carrying this team, this club for 22 years with the same passion, the same desire to win for Chelsea and our fans.

“Proud to have been lead by the all time best defender of Premier League and one of the very best in the world!!!!

“Thanks for the memories CAPTAIN LEGEND TERRY and all the very best for your next challenge.

“#leaderonandoffthepitch #legend #Goat #chelseafc #johnterry #blues #endofanera #whataneraitwas #winniiiiiiiiiing”

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