Frank Lampard – English football player
Frank Lampard is an English football player, attacking midfielder. He is the legend of Chelsea Football Club and officer of the Order of the British Empire. Lampard is considered one of the best midfielders and one of the best English players of his time. He is known for his speed and the ability to score goals. Lampard began his career in the West Ham United as well as his father. In 2001, he moved to Chelsea for 11 million pounds. Lampard is top scorer in the history of Chelsea (211 goals). On August 10, 2016 he scored the 300th goal in his career.
Frank James Lampard, Jr. was born on June 20, 1978 in London, England. His father, Frank Lampard Sr., was two-time FA Cup winner as member of West Ham United. His mother Pat died from pneumonia on April 24, 2008. His uncle, Harry Redknapp, is a football coach.
Frank studied at Brentwood School, which is located in Essex. Jodie Marsh was his classmate.
In July 1994 Lampard joined West Ham where his father was an assistant coach. In October 1995, he played for Swansea City. A year later he returned to West Ham United. In March 1997, Lampard broke his leg in a match against Aston Villa.
In 2001, he joined Chelsea for 11 million pounds. In the 2004/2005 season Lampard became one of the Chelsea leaders.
In 2007 he became player of the year according to the British magazines. Chelsea won the League Cup and the FA Cup.
Frank also hit the top three players in 2005 according to UEFA and FIFA.
On January 17, 2009 match against the Stoke City became the 400th in Lampard’s career in Chelsea.
On December 24, 2009 Frank Lampard became the best player of the decade (2000-2010) according to the official Premier League statistics.
His 200th goal Frank scored on March 17, 2013 in a game against his former team – West Ham United.
On May 11, 2013 Frank became the best scorer in the history of Chelsea (203 goals).
Total Lampard has played 648 matches and scored 211 goals for Chelsea.
On September 21, 2014 he made his debut in the Manchester City in a match against his former club Chelsea.
On June 13, 2015 Lampard was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
On September 17, 2015 Frank scored the first goal for his new club New York City. On October 3, 2015 he scored the fastest goal in the history of New York City, he needed only 45 seconds.