May 30, 2018 / 5:40 PM / in 3 months

Soccer: Former England skipper Terry leaves Aston Villa

(Reuters) - Former England captain John Terry has left Aston Villa after the club failed to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Soccer Football - Championship Play-Off Final - Fulham vs Aston Villa - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 26, 2018 Aston Villa's Robert Snodgrass and John Terry look dejected as they appluad the fans at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Villa lost the Championship playoff final 1-0 to Fulham at Wembley on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Terry joined Villa from Chelsea in July 2017 on a one-year deal. He made 36 appearances for Villa in all competitions last season, scoring one goal.

"We would like to place on record our most sincere thanks for the effort and professionalism he showed with us last season," Villa said in a statement on their website here.

“John is a true leader and was everything and more that we hoped. Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa.”

Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by David Holmes

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