Chelsea captain Terry highest paid in Premiership history

Chelsea captain John Terry's new contract makes him the highest paid player in Premiership history.

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The Daily Mail says Terry became the highest paid player in Premiership history last night when he signed a new contract at Chelsea worth a staggering £35.1million.

The England skipper, who has been in negotiations with the club for more than six months, will be paid £135,000 a week for the next five years.

Terry's incredible deal, which was finally approved by Roman Abramovich yesterday afternoon, eclipses the £130,000 a week paid to striker Andriy Shevchenko and midfielder Michael Ballack.

Defender Terry broke through the £100,000-a-week barrier in November 2005, but this latest increase is in line with his status as captain of the national team.

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