Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard
Frank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team. He is the vice-captain for his club side. Considered to be one of the best English footballers of his time and one of the best midfield players of his generation, Lampard is a box-to-box midfielder known for "his work-rate, range of passing and goalscoring ability.
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Former Chelsea star Lampard retires at 38
Yahoo News - 17 days
Former England and Chelsea midfield star Frank Lampard retired on Thursday aged 38, calling time on a playing career that will be remembered as one of the Premier League's finest. Lampard did not reveal what he plans to do next, but said he was grateful to the Football Association for the opportunity to do his coaching badges, suggesting he may go into management. Chelsea's record goalscorer said he turned down "a number of exciting offers" to carry on playing in Britain and abroad, with Swansea manager Paul Clement revealing he had unsuccessfully approached Lampard over a move to the Premier League strugglers in January.
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Frank Lampard Leaving N.Y.C.F.C.; Steven Gerrard May Also Exit M.L.S.
NYTimes - 3 months
Lampard will leave New York City F.C. when his contract expires in December, ending his late-starting and largely exasperating two-year M.L.S. tenure.
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New York City's Lampard out injured for up to a month - 5 months
(Reuters) - New York City FC midfielder and former England great Frank Lampard is expected to be sidelined for up to a month because of a low grade calf strain, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club announced on Monday.
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Germany 4 - 1 England - Bloemfontein, 27th June 2010
Yahoo News - 8 months
​Once again the English managed to find an excuse to dress up what was a pitiful performance. Frank Lampard's goal that wasn't given dominated headlines following England's embarrassing display in a World Cup last-16 clash with Germany. The Three Lions were totally outplayed as Matthew Upson gave England hope before half time following early strikes from Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski. The Lampard controversy sent English heads spinning as a Thomas Muller brace confirmed England to one of their worst defeats on the international stage. No one likes losing to the Germans... at least it wasn't on penalties.
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Frank Lampard: It annoyed me when people said player power got AVB sacked – thats not true
Yahoo News - 10 months
Sam Pilger sat down for a career reflective with the former West Ham, Chelsea and England midfield general in December 2013...
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Will USA win the World Cup?
CNN - 12 months
Major MLS stars like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Kaka discuss whether the men's team will ever win the World Cup.
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Frank Lampard looks forward to playing against Seven Gerrard in the MLS
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Frank Lampard reflects on his rivalry with Steven Gerrard and looks forward to continuing the saga in the MLS.
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Frank Lampard reflects on loan spell at Swansea ahead of Manchester City's encounter in the Premier League
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Manchester City have been gearing up for a challenging trip to Wales to face in-form Swansea on Sunday but for midfielder Frank Lampard, it will be a chance to look back on fond memories,
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Soccer-Review of Chelsea's Premier League title-winning season
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Chelsea hit the ground running with four consecutive Premier League wins, 15 goals and a swagger that was often missing during Jose Mourinho's first season back at Stamford Bridge. New signing Diego Costa struck seven goals in those first four matches, including a hat-trick in a 4-2 home win against Swansea City and two in a 6-3 win at Everton. They would have made it five consecutive victories when they led 1-0 at champions Manchester City on Sept. 21 but in one of the most extraordinary cameos of the season Frank Lampard, on loan at City after leaving Chelsea to join New York after 13 years at the Bridge, levelled in the 85th minute. "I knew it," Chelsea captain John Terry told Lampard ruefully as the pair shook hands after the game.
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City never recovered from January slump
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Joint leaders of the Premier League on New Year's Day, the wheels started to come off Manchester City's season during their 2-0 defeat by Arsenal in the middle of January -- and they have never been the same since. City had been challenging Chelsea at the top of the table and at the start of 2015, the two clubs had been separated only by alphabetical order. Although there had been some earlier indications that Manuel Pellegrini's well-oiled machine was not running quite as smoothly as it could, City looked set to maintain their push for a second successive title. They also squandered a 2-0 lead against Sunderland before eventually winning 3-2 thanks to a late Frank Lampard header.
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Frank Lampard reveals he would 'love' for a gay footballer to come out, his aspirations on becoming a manager and England's poor World Cup on 'Alan Carr's Chatty Man'
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Frank Lampard has revealed he'd 'love' to see a gay footballer come out and be fully respected by the public, saying that the game is changing and losing it's macho persona.
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Frank Lampard has played just 190 out of 990 Premier League minutes since January
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Manchester City's decision to extend Frank Lampard's contract to the end of the season, rather than allowing him to move as planned to sister club New York City, left many bemused.
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Lampard visits future MLS club this weekend
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard will visit his future Major League Soccer club this weekend, attending a New York City match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Lampard will take advantage of the English Premier League side's break for international matches to look at the surroundings where he is set to begin playing in July, according to the league's website. "I'm certain we’ll get to spend some time together," New York City coach Jason Kreis said.
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Cristiano Ronaldo To Pick MLS Over Manchester United Transfer?
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Cristiano Ronaldo is allegedly considering transferring to the MLS when his contract at Real Madrid comes to an end. The Portuguese forward’s current deal at the Bernabeu will come to an end in 2018. And a variety of reports alleged that Ronaldo will leave the Spanish capital when it does just that. But rather than moving back to Manchester United, where Ronaldo played between 2003 and 2009, it has been reported that Ronaldo is instead interested in transferring to the United States. Sports Illustrated, via Metro, have reported that Ronaldo is specifically eyeing a possible transfer to either Los Angeles, New York, or Miami. There has previously been speculation that Manchester United are preparing a $250 million bid for Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammate, Gareth Bale, which they will make this summer. However, these rumors have since dissipated because of Ronaldo’s alleged predilection for a move to the United States. These were exacerbated after Ronaldo was seen to be vi ...
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The Sports Professor’s Weekly Sports and Entertainment Dollar: A Leg Up on the Soccer Season
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The Sports Professor’s Weekly Sports and Entertainment Dollar: A Leg Up on the Soccer Season By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek Globally, soccer has its fair share of famous strikers. But that designation won’t fall to Major League Soccer players on the eve of their 2015 season, which also marks the league’s 20th anniversary. After threating to strike over a new collective bargaining agreement that they felt was way too favorable to owners, the MLS Players Union on Thursday voted to approve the league’s latest CBA proposal, ensuring that the ’15 season would indeed start on time on Friday night. MLS’ new CBA is reportedly a five-year deal that allows free agency for players 28 or older, with at least eight years’ pro experience. Players making less than $100,000 can earn up to 125% of their salary, while players making $100,000-$200,000 can make up to 120% and those making $200,000 or more “have a cap” of up to 115% of their current base, according to sources including the Orlando Sentinel ...
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A look at the 2015 MLS season
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - Major League Soccer (MLS) will open its 20th season on Friday. Here are some facts and key dates for the campaign: - The defending champion LA Galaxy host Chicago Fire in the MLS season opener on March 6. - Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Sebastian Giovinco, Kaka, and Shaun Maloney among the big-name players scheduled to make their MLS debuts this season. - Expansion sides New York City FC and Orlando City SC go head-to-head to kick off their MLS existences on March 8. - First MLS season since 2004 to be played without Chivas USA, which ceased operations last year. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Lampard
  • 2016
    On 31 July 2016, Lampard became the first New York City player to score a hat-trick, achieving this feat in a 5-1 win over the Colorado Rapids.
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    Having missed the beginning of the season with a calf injury, he made his first appearance in 2016 on 22 May in the New York derby, playing the final fifteen minutes; New York City lost the game 7–0, while Lampard was jeered by his side's own fans.
    More Details Hide Details However, he then scored in his first start of the season against Philadelphia Union on 18 June and was cheered by the New York fans once again. In his second start, he managed to make it back-to-back goals against Seattle Sounders on 20 June. Frank then gave City 3 points by scoring the only goal in a match against New England Revolution on 7 July, resulting in him being named MLS Player of the Week. His 4th goal in 5 games came against Sporting Kansas City in a 3–1 defeat on 11 July. Lampard then took his goal tally for the season to 5 with the third goal in a 3–1 victory over Montreal Impact on 17 July.
  • 2015
    He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 13 June 2015.
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    On 10 January 2015, Lampard signed a pre-contract to play for New York City FC in Major League Soccer, beginning on 1 July.
    More Details Hide Details Injury delayed his debut until 1 August, when he came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Andrew Jacobson in a 2–3 defeat to the Montreal Impact at the Yankee Stadium. On 16 September, he scored his first MLS goal as his team beat Toronto FC 2–0 to end a three-game losing streak. Eleven days later, Lampard scored the opening goal in a 2–1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 29th minute of play; he was later also fouled in the area in the final minute of stoppage time, which allowed David Villa to convert the match-winning goal from the resulting penalty. On 2 October, he scored New York City FC's fastest ever goal in MLS history in a 2–1 away defeat to D.C. United. The team finished the season outside a place for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
    On 14 March 2015, Lampard made his 600th Premier League appearance, becoming the second player to do so after Ryan Giggs, coming on as a substitute during City's 1–0 defeat to Burnley.
    More Details Hide Details On 24 May, Lampard captained Manchester City in their final match of the season and the last of his spell with the club. He scored his 177th Premier League goal to give City the lead in an eventual 2–0 win over Southampton at the City of Manchester Stadium and was substituted for Jesús Navas in the 77th minute.
    On 1 January 2015, the day after extending his stay with the club, Lampard scored the winner for City in a Premier League encounter against Sunderland.
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    Around 300 people asked for season ticket refunds in response to the affair, while the 2015 MLS SuperDraft started a chant of “Where’s Frank Lampard?” from the crowd.
    More Details Hide Details Lampard made his Manchester City debut on 13 September in a 2–2 away draw against Arsenal; he received a yellow card and was substituted at half time for Samir Nasri. He scored his first goal for the club on 21 September with a volley from inside the box, after only being on the field for seven minutes as a substitute, to level the scoreline at 1–1 in a home draw against Chelsea. This ended Chelsea's perfect winning streak in the season, but it was a goal which he did not celebrate and described as a very emotional day. In Lampard's first League Cup match for City three days later, he scored the first and last goals as the side defeated Sheffield Wednesday 7–0 at home in the third round. On 27 September, Lampard came on in the 71st minute, only to score another goal to make it four goals in four matches and his fourth that week. He made his first Champions League appearance on 30 September in Machester City's 1–1 draw with Roma.
    On 1 January 2015, Manuel Pellegrini hinted that Lampard could extend his stay at Manchester City to a second season.
    More Details Hide Details On 9 January, Manchester City admitted that Lampard had never signed a two-year contract with NYCFC having instead originally signed a non-binding "commitment" to join the team. On the same day Lampard confirmed his intention to begin playing for NYCFC at the end of the 2014–15 Premier League season.
    The same day, it was announced that Lampard would extend his contract with Manchester City until the end of the English season, missing the start of the 2015 MLS season and it was confirmed that Lampard had never been an MLS player with his arrival date in MLS unclear.
    More Details Hide Details Lampard extending his stay in Manchester prompted an angry response from fans in New York, with NYCFC being accused of dishonesty for using the player in their promotional material and MLS Commissioner Don Garber being accused of poor leadership and a lack of transparency in his handling of the affair.
    Lampard then joined New York City FC on a two-year deal, in preparation for the club's Major League Soccer debut in 2015, as a free transfer, but would play for Manchester City in the meantime.
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  • 2014
    Initially reported as a loan, reports emerged on 31 December 2014 that Lampard had signed a short-term contract with the club as a free agent with his MLS contract not to start until the end of his stay in Manchester.
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    NYCFC's parent club Manchester City announced on 3 August 2014 that Lampard would join the club on a six-month deal ending in January 2015.
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    On 24 July 2014 Lampard, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with New York City FC to commence ahead of the 2015 MLS season.
    More Details Hide Details It was announced at a live press conference in Brooklyn that he would be joining the club, which would be entering Major League Soccer for the 2015 season. Sporting director Claudio Reyna hailed him as "one of the greatest players in world history".
    On 3 June 2014, Chelsea confirmed Lampard would leave the club.
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    However, Lampard revealed that any contract talks with Chelsea would be decided after the 2014 World Cup, with a statement saying "he will meet with Chelsea before any consideration of a move elsewhere."
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    On 23 May 2014, Lampard was included on the list of players released by Chelsea.
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    On 5 April 2014, Lampard scored 250th goal of his club career in a 3–0 win against Stoke City.
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    On 22 February 2014, Lampard scored a stoppage-time winner against Everton, initially credited to John Terry but awarded to Lampard by the Dubious Goals Committee, keeping Chelsea in first place.
    More Details Hide Details On 2 April he played his 100th Champions League game, losing 3–1 to PSG.
  • 2013
    On 23 November 2013, Lampard scored his 206th and 207th goals for Chelsea against his former club West Ham in a 3–0 win.
    More Details Hide Details Lampard moved to 4th on the all-time Premier League goal-scoring list on 2 December by beating Robbie Fowlers amount of 164 goals.
    On 16 May 2013, Lampard signed a one-year extension to his contract with Chelsea, stating: "I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea".
    More Details Hide Details On the opening day of the season, Lampard scored a free-kick in a 2–0 win against newly promoted Hull City. On 1 October, he scored his 205th goal for Chelsea in a 4–0 win away to Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Champions League.
    Lampard's 200th Chelsea goal came against his former club West Ham on 17 March 2013, heading home an Eden Hazard cross.
    More Details Hide Details He equalled Bobby Tambling's record with a long range goal into the top left corner from just outside the box in the 61st minute in a league match against Aston Villa on 11 May. Then, later on in the 88th minute, he scored a second goal, breaking the record and securing a 2–1 victory for Chelsea. In the Europa League final on the following Wednesday, 15 May, Lampard captained the London club to a 2–1 victory over Benfica, securing the 11th major trophy of the Roman Abramovich era.
    On 12 January 2013, Lampard scored a penalty in the 4–0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details This goal made Lampard Chelsea's second highest goal scorer of all-time with 194 goals and moved him clear of Kerry Dixon and putting him 8 goals behind Bobby Tambling in first. He scored his 199th goal for Chelsea in a 4–0 FA Cup victory over Brentford on 17 February, becoming Chelsea's all-time leading FA Cup goalscorer with 26 goals.
    In the third round of the FA Cup, Lampard entered in the second half and scored a penalty in Chelsea's victory over Southampton. On 6 January 2013, Lampard's agent Steve Kutner announced that Lampard would not be offered a new contract with Chelsea and would leave when his contract expired in June 2013.
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  • 2012
    On 30 December 2012, Lampard scored a brace as Chelsea came from a goal down in the game against Everton to win 2–1.
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    Lampard missed Euro 2012 with a thigh injury, but did play all of Chelsea's pre-season games, scoring against the MLS Allstars and Brighton and Hove Albion In Chelsea's first game of the new Premier League campaign, Lampard converted a penalty won by Eden Hazard as Chelsea brushed aside Wigan 2–0.
    More Details Hide Details In Chelsea's second game of the season, three days later against newly promoted Reading, he again converted a penalty won by Hazard, as Chelsea cruised to a 4–2 win. On 6 October, he scored his third league goal of the season in a 4–1 win against Norwich City. He marked his 500th appearance in the Premier League by scoring in an 8–0 win against Aston Villa on 23 December.
    Lampard captained Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, due to Terry's suspension.
    More Details Hide Details It was a match where Chelsea were considered to be the underdogs. After finishing 1–1 in normal time, the game went to a penalty shootout with Lampard successfully converting his team's third spot-kick, helping Chelsea win 4–3 on penalties. As Chelsea's skipper for the match, Lampard lifted the trophy with club captain John Terry. Lampard ended the 2011–12 season as Chelsea's topscorer with 16 goals in all competitions, along with 10 assists.
    In the 2012 FA Cup Final, Lampard assisted Didier Drogba's winning goal in 2–1 win over Liverpool, the seventh FA Cup in Chelsea's history as well as the fourth of his career.
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    In 2012, Lampard captained Chelsea to their first UEFA Champions League success and a year later to their first UEFA Europa League title.
    More Details Hide Details He was released by the club after the 2013–14 season. A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, Lampard is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in all competitions. Lampard is one of seven players, and the only midfielder, to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is second in the Premier League's all-time assists table, behind Ryan Giggs. In 2005, Lampard was voted FWA Footballer of the Year and was runner-up in both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or. In 2010 he received the FWA Tribute Award. He has won 13 trophies in his career. Internationally, Lampard was capped 106 times by England since his debut in October 1999, and scored 29 international goals. He was voted England Player of the Year for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005. He played in Euro 2004, where he was named in the team of the tournament after scoring three goals in four games. He was top scorer for England in their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign with five goals, and played at three World Cups. He is England's most prolific penalty taker with nine goals, surpassing the previous record holders, Ron Flowers and Alan Shearer.
  • 2011
    In November 2011, Lampard captained England to a 1–0 friendly victory over current World Champions Spain, a game in which he scored the only goal.
    More Details Hide Details On 31 May 2012, he was ruled out of the Euro 2012 due to a thigh injury. He was subsequently replaced by Jordan Henderson. On 14 August 2012, manager Roy Hodgson announced that Lampard would captain the Three Lions in their upcoming friendly against Italy the following day, which England won 2–1. Lampard started England's first game in qualification and starred as England thrashed Moldova 5–0, with Lampard scoring his 24th and 25th England goals. His first goal was England's 100th ever penalty and his second was a header from a cross from Glen Johnson, after Steven Gerrard was substituted he captained the side. Lampard scored his 26th international goal from the penalty spot against Ukraine equalling the amount of goals scored by Bryan Robson. On 22 March, he surpassed David Platt as England's highest scoring midfielder when he scored his 28th international goal in a 0–8 win over San Marino.
    On 15 June 2011, their engagement was announced by Lampard's agent. The couple married on December 20, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details On 24 April 2009, Lampard was involved in a radio confrontation with James O'Brien on the London radio station LBC 97.3. Newspapers had reported that following Lampard's split from Rivas their children were living with her in a small flat while Lampard had converted their family home into a bachelor pad. Lampard phoned in, objecting to criticism and asserting that he had fought "tooth and nail" to keep his family together. West Ham United Chelsea Top Scorer Orders
    Lampard was pivotal in the semi-finals of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League against the heavily favoured defending champions Barcelona.
    More Details Hide Details Bookmakers had Barcelona on the shortest odds to win a second consecutive Champions League title, and various commentators opined that Chelsea would have to produce their best two games of the season – and hope that Barca played their worst two – to upset the Catalan giants. In the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Lampard stripped Lionel Messi off the ball then played a cross-field pass to Ramires who setup Drogba for the only goal of the game giving Chelsea a 1–0 advantage. In the second leg at Camp Nou, Lampard assumed the captaincy after Terry was sent off early in the game. Down 2–0 to Barca just before half-time, Lampard assisted Ramires' goal with a through-pass which levelled the aggregate score at 2–2 while putting Chelsea ahead on away goals. Chelsea teammate Fernando Torres added another goal in stoppage time to give Chelsea a 3–2 victory overall and produce one of the greatest upsets in the history of European football. This set up Chelsea's match with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena for the Champions League final.
    In the second leg of the quarter-finals of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League against Benfica, Lampard converted a crucial penalty to give Chelsea a 2–1 win at Stamford Bridge, and helping them advance with an aggregate score of 3–1.
    More Details Hide Details He scored the 150th Premier League goal of his career against Fulham in a 1–1 draw on 9 April 2012. In the semifinal of the FA Cup Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 5–1, in a match that would be remembered for an infamous "goal that never was" awarded to Chelsea's Juan Mata. Lampard assisted Didier Drogba for the first goal, and also scored the fourth goal for the Blues from a free kick 35-yards from goal.
    Eleven days after the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea hosted Napoli in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16-second leg, trailing the Naples side 3–1 from the first leg.
    More Details Hide Details Lampard helped Chelsea make a remarkable comeback, assisting John Terry from a corner for the second goal and then equalising the aggregate score from the penalty spot with a powerful shot to the left of the goal. Branislav Ivanović sealed Chelsea's victory in extra-time.
    In April 2011, Lampard scored his 11th goal of the season in a 3–0 victory against former club West Ham.
    More Details Hide Details Lampard scored again against Manchester United, but it proved to be only a consolation, as Chelsea lost 2–1 at Old Trafford, thus ending Chelsea's title hopes. In Chelsea's third Premier League match of the season, Lampard scored his first goal of the season and also provided an assist for José Bosingwa's opening goal, as Chelsea beat Norwich City 3–1. After not featuring in Chelsea's 4–1 win against Swansea City on 24 September, Lampard returned to the starting line-up for their Champions League group stage game against Valencia netting an important opening goal in their 1–1 draw. Lampard continued his fine form by netting his fifth Chelsea hat-trick on 2 October, in a 5–1 thrashing of Bolton. In the eleventh round of the Premier League, Lampard scored the only goal of the match against Blackburn, with a diving header, giving Chelsea a win after two consecutive defeats. After starting the game against Manchester City on the bench, Lampard came on in the second half to score the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute. Lampard again proved to be the match-winner again as he scored in the 89th minute against Wolves, with the match finishing 2–1 to Chelsea.
    Lampard scored a penalty in the 3–3 draw between Chelsea and Aston Villa on 2 January 2011, the first after returning from injury.
    More Details Hide Details On 9 January, Lampard scored twice and gave one assist in a 7–0 win against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup reaching the landmark of 201 career club goals. On 1 February, Lampard scored a penalty against Sunderland, then produced an assist, with Chelsea ending up winning the game 4–2. Lampard then assisted for Nicolas Anelka in Chelsea's 2–0 victory gainst Copenhagen, in the Round of 16 match in the Champions League. On 1 March, Lampard scored the winning goal in a crucial 2–1 victory over Manchester United, keeping Chelsea's Premier League title hopes alive. Then in the next game, he scored two goals in Chelsea's 3–1 victory over Blackpool, and also contributed with an assist for John Terry to score.
  • 2010
    After a match against Stoke City in August 2010, which Chelsea won 2–0, it was revealed that Lampard was suffering from a hernia, which was successfully operated on.
    More Details Hide Details However, he suffered fresh injuries during training in mid-November, and remained sidelined for a further three weeks. Manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he injured his abductor muscle in his leg in training on 11 November, and would not be fit until December. He finally made his comeback after 4 months out injured against Tottenham Hotspur on 12 December, as a substitute in the 75th minute.
    The 2010–11 season began brightly for Lampard, being an integral part of Chelsea's system as usual.
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    Lampard ended his season lifting the 2010 FA Cup as Chelsea beat Portsmouth 1–0 in the final.
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    Lampard reached 20 league goals for the first time when he scored twice against Stoke City in Chelsea's 7–0 win on 25 April 2010.
    More Details Hide Details This milestone also represented the first time he had hit 25 in all competitions in a season. On 2 May, Lampard scored against Liverpool in the second last game of the season to give Chelsea a vital three points that took them to the top of the league by a single point. He scored one and assisted two other goals in the final match of the season where Chelsea thrashed Wigan Athletic 8–0 at Stamford Bridge to win the 2009–10 Premier League title and give him a remarkable 27 goals in the season.
    Lampard scored in a 3–0 win, again over Aston Villa, in the 2010 FA Cup semi-final.
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    Lampard, for the second time in his career, hit four goals in one match against Aston Villa on 27 March 2010 to bring his goal tally past 20, for the fifth consecutive season.
    More Details Hide Details This also brought him his 151st Chelsea goal, and it put him as the club's third highest scorer ever, overtaking Peter Osgood's record of 150.
    On 27 January 2010, Lampard again scored two goals, in Chelsea's 3–0 win over Birmingham City in the Premier League.
    More Details Hide Details On 27 February, Lampard yet again scored twice against Manchester City but despite his contribution Chelsea went on to lose the game 4–2 at home, for the first time in 38 games.
    In Chelsea's 7–2 thrashing of Sunderland in January 2010, Lampard scored twice to add to his league tally.
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  • 2009
    He had been struggling to score the amount of goals he had in the past seasons however this soon changed as he scored two goals in the 5–0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers on 24 October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 October, he was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the sixth straight year. On 16 December, Lampard scored a crucial 79th minute winning goal against Portsmouth and on 20 December, Lampard scored a penalty against his former club West Ham in a 1–1 draw, however he had to take his spot-kick three times due to players running into the box too early, he nonetheless scored all three.
    He scored his 133rd goal for Chelsea in a Champions League match against Atlético Madrid on 21 October 2009, which moved him up to 5th among the club's all-time goalscorers.
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    Lampard started the 2009–10 season by scoring against Manchester United, in the 2009 Community Shield, in the 72nd minute.
    More Details Hide Details The match ended 2–2, and Lampard scored in its penalty shootout which they won 4–1.
    After a streak of matches without scoring, Lampard scored three goals in two games, the first being against West Bromwich Albion and the latter two against Fulham. On 17 January 2009, he made his 400th Chelsea appearance against Stoke City, scoring a stoppage time winner.
    More Details Hide Details He again scored a stoppage time winner, this time against Wigan Athletic. Then in the FA cup 4th round, he scored a free-kick from 35 yards against Ipswich Town. He scored twice against Liverpool in the second-leg quarter finals of the Champions League which ended 4–4, but Chelsea won 7–5 on aggregate. Then he provided two assists in the next game against Arsenal in FA Cup Semi-finals which Chelsea won 2–1. Lampard finished the season with 20 goals and 19 assists. Lampard's 20th goal of the season was the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Everton, with a left-foot shot from long-range. He repeated the corner flag celebration his father had done after scoring the winning goal in the 1979–80 FA Cup semi-final second leg against Everton. It was the fourth consecutive season that he scored 20 or more goals. He was named later named Chelsea's Player of the Year for the third time.
  • 2008
    In October 2008, in the Premier League he scored a chipped goal against Hull City with his left foot; he unleashed a chip from 20 yards that curled and swerved and fooled the goal-keeper as it went into the net.
    More Details Hide Details World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said after the game: "It was the best goal I have seen, my vote for World Player of the year award will go to him, only a player with his intelligence could have done that". He scored his hundredth career Premier League goal in a 5–0 victory over Sunderland on 2 November. Eighteen of Lampard's hundred goals were penalties. He was named Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in his career in October.
    He started the 2008–09 season by scoring five goals in his first eleven league matches.
    More Details Hide Details He scored the 150th goal of his club career with a goal against Manchester City in the Premier League.
    On 13 August 2008, Lampard signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea worth £39.2 million, making him the highest-paid Premier League player.
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    On 12 March 2008, Lampard scored four goals in a 6–1 rout of Derby County.
    More Details Hide Details Then in the Champions League quarter-final second leg he scored the winning goal against Fenerbahçe in the 87th minute as Chelsea won 3–2 on aggregate. On 30 April, Lampard, grieving the loss of his mother a week earlier, decided to play in the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, who were eliminated on 4–3 aggregate as he took an emotional penalty in the 98th minute of extra-time, which he scored confidently. In the final against Manchester United, he scored an equalising goal in the 45th minute, as Michael Essien's deflected shot found him as he went to the box with his trade-mark late run, and he scored with a left foot finish. The match ended 1–1 after extra-time and Chelsea eventually lost 6–5 on penalties. He was later named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year.
    On 16 February 2008, Lampard became the eighth Chelsea player to score 100 goals for the club in a 3–1 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield Town.
    More Details Hide Details After the final whistle, Lampard removed his jersey and flashed a T-shirt to the Chelsea fans with "100 Not Out, They Are All For You, Thanks" printed across the front.
    He signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest-paid Premier League footballer at that time, and scored in his first Champions League Final that year.
    More Details Hide Details He won a second FA Cup winners' medal in 2009, scoring the winning goal in the final. In the 2009–10 season, Lampard helped Chelsea secure their first league and FA Cup Double, and also had his most prolific season with the club, scoring 22 league goals and 17 league assists.
  • 2007
    Lampard's 2007–08 season was hampered by injury.
    More Details Hide Details He managed to play 40 matches, 24 of them in the Premier League. This was the fewest number of league games he had played in a season since 1996–97.
    He gave the assist to Didier Drogba in the 2007 FA Cup Final which was the winning goal in extra-time, as Chelsea won it 1–0.
    More Details Hide Details In a post-match interview following Chelsea's FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United, Lampard said he wanted to stay at the club "forever".
    He scored his first Chelsea hat-trick in the third-round tie against Macclesfield Town on 6 January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He scored two goals to help Chelsea to a quarter-final draw with Tottenham Hotspur after having trailed 3–1, and he was named the FA Cup player-of-the-round for his performance.
  • 2006
    Due to a back injury sustained by John Terry, Lampard spent much of the 2006–07 campaign as team captain in his absence.
    More Details Hide Details He enjoyed a streak of seven goals in eight games. He scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Fulham and scored his 77th goal for Chelsea from a long range strike in a 3–2 win over Everton on 17 December, overtaking Dennis Wise as Chelsea's highest scoring midfielder. Then in the UEFA Champions League group stages he scored a goal from an extremely tight angle against Barcelona, at the Camp Nou, the match ended 2–2. Lampard finished with 21 goals in all competitions, including a career-high six FA Cup goals.
  • 2005
    Lampard scored 12 goals in his first 4 months of the 2005–06 season.
    More Details Hide Details He scored twice in three separate matches from August to November, including both in a 2–1 win over Aston Villa, making Chelsea the first team to win their first 7 matches in the Premier League. He scored twice again, this time against Blackburn Rovers in a 4–2 win, which included a free-kick from 25 yards. After the match, manager José Mourinho hailed Lampard as the "best player in the world". Chelsea eventually won the Premier League for the second time, in which Lampard was Chelsea's topscorer with 16 league goals. In the Champions League group stages, he scored a free-kick against Anderlecht. Chelsea proggresed to the first knock-out round to face Barcelona, with Lampard scoring a goal in the second leg but Chelsea were eliminated 3–2 on aggregate.
    His record of consecutive Premier League appearances ended at 164 (five better than previous record-holder David James) on 28 December 2005, when he sat out a match against Manchester City due to illness.
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    In September 2005 he was selected as a member of the inaugural World XI.
    More Details Hide Details He finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho for both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
    Lampard netted a career-high 16 league goals in 2005–06.
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    He landed his first personal award by being named the 2005 Footballer of the Year.
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  • 2004
    He was named as Barclays Player of the Season for 2004–05.
    More Details Hide Details Though Chelsea were eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals by league rivals Liverpool, they took home the Football League Cup, in which Lampard scored twice in six matches, which included the opening goal against Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final, which Chelsea won 2–1.
    In the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League he scored one of the goals in Chelsea's famous 4–2 win over Barcelona helping Chelsea to progress to the quarter-finals.
    More Details Hide Details In the quarter-finals, he scored 3 goals in 2 legs against Bayern Munich as Chelsea won 6–5 on aggregate. His second goal in the first leg was a spectacular one; he controlled Makélélé's cross with his chest then turned and swivelled and sent the ball inside the far post with a left-foot half volley. In April 2005, Lampard scored both goals against Bolton Wanderers in a 2–0 win which was the Premier League title winning match for Chelsea, which also won the first major trophy of his career as Chelsea bagged their first top-flight title in fifty years, by a twelve-point margin.
    In August 2004, he scored the winning goal against Southampton in the League, and continued scoring important goals as he scored both in a 2–0 win against Tottenham.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2005 he scored a long-range goal from 30 yards against Crystal Palace in the Premier League which Chelsea won 4–1. Lampard continued his season strongly, and his brilliant performances for Chelsea in the Premier League and Champions League further increased his reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world.
    Lampard played in all 38 Premier League matches for the third consecutive season in 2004–05.
    More Details Hide Details He finished with 13 goals (19 in all competitions), in addition to leading the league in assists with sixteen.
    At the end of the season he came second, behind Thierry Henry, for the 2004 FWA Footballer of the Year award.
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  • 2003
    Chelsea finished 2nd in the 2003–04 Premier League behind unbeaten Arsenal and he was named in the 2004 PFA Team of the Year as he reached double figures in league goals (10) for the first time in his career, in addition to four goals in fourteen UEFA Champions League matches, as Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals.
    More Details Hide Details In the semi-final against Monaco he scored, but Chelsea lost 5–3 on aggregate.
    The following season, he was selected as the Barclays Player of the Month in September 2003, and the PFA Fans' Player of the Month in October.
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  • 2002
    He netted the match-winner in Chelsea's 2002–03 season-opener against Charlton Athletic.
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  • 2001
    Lampard appeared in all of Chelsea's league matches and scored eight goals in the 2001–02 season.
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    Lampard's Premier League debut with Chelsea came on 19 August 2001 in a 1–1 draw with Newcastle United, while his first red card came in a match against Tottenham Hotspur on 16 September 2001.
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    He left West Ham United for Chelsea for £11 million in June 2001, the Hammers having previously declined a £15 million joint bid from Aston Villa for Lampard and Frédéric Kanouté.
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    In May 2001, his uncle, Harry Redknapp, left the club by mutual consent after seven years in the role.
    More Details Hide Details His father, Frank, also left the club and Lampard, under the pressure of being known as "Frank Lampard's son" and the poor treatment of his father by West Ham, decided to move to another club.
  • 1999
    In the 1999–2000, season he finished as the club's third top scorer, behind Paolo Di Canio and Paulo Wanchope, with a total of 14 goals.
    More Details Hide Details In the 2000–01 season, West Ham's form suffered. They spent most of the season in the bottom half of the Premier League table. From fifth place the previous season they finished 15th. Despite this Lampard scored nine goals in 37 games behind only Frédéric Kanouté and Di Canio.
    Lampard scored his first goal in this competition on 16 September 1999, in a 3–0 home win against NK Osijek, a tie which they won 6–1 on aggregate.
    More Details Hide Details This season also saw West Ham beat Bradford City 5–4 at Upton Park in February 2000. The game received notoriety for Lampard's fight over the ball with Paolo Di Canio. With West Ham 4–2 down they gained a penalty. Lampard was West Ham's regular penalty taker. However Di Canio wanted to take the kick and the two tussled over the ball with Di Canio winning and scoring to make the game 4–3 to West Ham.
    On 24 July 1999, Lampard scored his first goal in European football in a 1–1 away draw with Finnish side FC Jokerit.
    More Details Hide Details Another goal in the semi-final against SC Heerenveen put West Ham into the final against FC Metz. Despite losing the first leg 1–0 in London, West Ham won 3–1 in France on 24 August 1999 with goals from Trevor Sinclair, Paulo Wanchope and from Lampard. Winning the competition saw West Ham in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup.
  • 1998
    Lampard was an ever-present for West Ham in the 1998–99 season, helping his team to fifth place in the Premier League and qualification for the Intertoto Cup.
    More Details Hide Details This is the highest West Ham have ever come in the league. Before the start of the season Lampard signed an extension to his contract which would have kept him with the club until 2005. Having qualified for the Intertoto Cup, West Ham's season started early, in July 1999.
  • 1997
    Lampard was capped by England at youth level before making his under-21 debut on 13 November 1997 in a match against Greece.
    More Details Hide Details He played for the under-21 side from November 1997 to June 2000, and scored nine goals in 19 appearances, a mark bettered only by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers. He was capped once by England B, playing in a 2–1 home defeat to Chile on 10 February 1998. Lampard earned his first cap for England on 10 October 1999 in a 2–1 friendly win over Belgium, and scored his first goal on 20 August 2003 in a 3–1 win over Croatia. Lampard became only the eighth English player to earn his 100th England cap, doing so in a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine, on 10 September 2013. He was bypassed for Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, and had to wait until Euro 2004 to participate in his first international competition. England reached the quarter-finals with Lampard netting three goals in four matches. He scored against France and Croatia in the group stages, and in the quarter-final he equalised for England in the 112th minute against Portugal, bringing the scoreline to 2–2 but England lost on penalties. He was named in the team of the tournament by UEFA.
    Lampard made 42 appearances for the 1997–98 season in all competitions scoring nine goals.
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    Lampard's season ended on 15 March 1997 when he sustained a broken leg during an away, 0–0 draw, against Aston Villa.
    More Details Hide Details Carried from the pitch on a stretcher, his 31st-minute substitute was Rio Ferdinand. The game also saw his first booking as a West Ham player. Lampard claims to have been jeered from the pitch by West Ham United supporters, an action which made him consider leaving football. He had made 16 appearances in all competitions for The Hammers. From this season Lampard took the number 18 squad number having previously held the number 26 spot. On the first day of the 1997–98 season, West Ham opened their fixtures with an away game against Barnsley who were playing in the top tier of English football for the first time in 110 years. Lampard came on as a 76th-minute substitute for Eyal Berkovic. Barely a minute later he scored what was the winning goal in a 2–1 win for The Hammers having received the ball from Michael Hughes and flicking it past Barnsley goalkeeper David Watson. The season also saw his first hat-trick. On 19 November 1997, West Ham played Walsall in a League Cup, fourth round game. Lampard's three goals plus another from John Hartson were enough to beat Walsall who responded via a goal from Andy Watson.
  • 1996
    The following season Lampard made his first start for West Ham, on 17 August 1996, in a 2–0 away defeat to Arsenal before being substituted for Robbie Slater.
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    His only other game of the season was the season's last, on 5 May 1996, a 1–1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday when Lampard was used as a substitute for Keith Rowland.
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    Lampard made his debut for West Ham on 31 January 1996 against Coventry City coming on as a substitute for John Moncur.
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    Lampard played nine times for Swansea before returning to West Ham in January 1996.
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  • 1995
    He went on loan to Second Division Swansea City in October 1995, debuting in his team's victory 2–0 over Bradford City and scoring his first career goal in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
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  • 1994
    Lampard joined West Ham when his father was the assistant coach, entering as an apprentice in the youth team in 1994 and signing a professional contract the following year.
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    Lampard began his career at West Ham United, his father's former club, joining the youth team in 1994, his schoolboy hero being West Ham striker, Frank McAvennie.
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  • 1978
    Born on June 20, 1978.
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