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Jamie Carragher calls John Terry one of the best ever

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John Terry is one of the best centre backs to play in the Premier League, according to former Liverpool man Jamie Carragher.

The Sky Sports pundit said: "There have been a lot of great centre backs in Premier League history, but I think he has been the best we've ever seen.

"You can't always find yourself in the right position to put your head on things and clear things, you've got to have an understanding of the game."

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Carragher was part of the PFA Team of the Year in 2006, the only time in his career, and continued with his high praise: "For the next 20 or 30 years, that position at the near post, when we see other defenders doing it, we'll call it the 'John Terry' position.

"His understanding of where to be, his reading of the game and reading crosses cannot be matched. I don't think we've seen any better."

The Chelsea skipper boasts an impressive trophy haul with five FA Cups, one Champions League and three Premier League titles, soon to be a fourth. But where does Terry compare to the other Premier League greats?

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Tony Adams

Arsenal legend and former England captain Tony Adams is considered by many, as one of the very best.

Immortalised outside the Emirates Stadium and even labelled Mr. Arsenal, Adams won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his time at the Gunners.

Vincent Kompany

Current Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has had a mixed season, but is widely regarded as one of the best centre backs in world football. The Belgian international has already won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup in his time at City.

Kompany was even awarded Player of the Season in 2012 following Man City's first Premier League title triumph. With all the money behind Man City, Kompany will surely be able to add to his trophy collection.

Rio Ferdinand

Queens Park Rangers centre back Rio Ferdinand has failed to be the commanding defender they had hoped. But the former Manchester United man is the only person to compete with John Terry's trophy collection.

Ferdinand has won six Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a Champions League winners medal and also the Club World Cup. The former England international has also been inducted into the Team of the Year six times, surpassing Terry's four. However, the Chelsea skipper does have a PFA Player of the Year award to his name.

Nemanja Vidic

Rio Ferdinand's former partner in crime Nemanja Vidic is also having a tough time of it at the moment. The Inter centre back has seen his side ship 38 goals but the Serbian was once considered a goliath of a defender, unless Fernando Torres was playing.

The former Manchester United player won five Premier League titles, a Club World Cup and also the Champions League. Vidic was also part of the FIFPro World XI on two occasions, but that is surpassed by Terry's five appearances in the side.

Jamie Carragher

The former Liverpool man is now more used to talking about football rather than playing it, but has to be considered one of the best defenders to play in the Premier League. The Sky Sports pundit made over 500 appearances for Liverpool winning two FA Cups and a Champions League winners medal in 2005.

Despite all his cup success, Carragher was unable to win a single Premier League title in his 17 years playing career.

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