Terry, now Aston Villa assistant coach, helped the Dutchman through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, as well as making 78 senior appearances for the Three Lions.
Asked which icon influenced him the most on SoccerBible's Instagram page, Ake said: “I'm probably going to say John Terry.
“He always tried to help the young players coming through to the first team.
“He tried to give you advice, tried to make sure you stayed grounded. I'm 100 per cent going to say him."