The 35-year-old skipper became just the third person in the club's history to pass the 700-game milestone, behind Ron Harris and Peter Bonetti, when he came off the bench late in Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final loss at Everton.
"Me and Lamps [Lampard] spent ages talking about it, saying we'd love to catch this player or that player," Terry told Chelsea's official website.
"We'd set ourselves targets: keep playing, stay fit, look after ourselves and get there. We have done, we have surpassed so many players on the way and we did it together which makes it even more special.
"I am hoping in years to come we aren't forgotten. That's what everyone wants. I really hope we're not and I don't think we will be."