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Frank Lampard
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Personal information
Full name Frank James Lampard[1]
Date of birth 20 June 1978 (1978-06-20) (age 31)
Place of birth Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 8
Youth career
1994–1995 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 West Ham United 149 (24)
1995–1996 Swansea City (loan) 9 (1)
2001– Chelsea 312 (95)
National team
1997–2000 England U21 16 (9)
1999– England 77 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:25, Monday 8 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:22, Sunday 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English footballer who is currently playing his club football for Premier League club Chelsea and at international level for the England national football team. He plays most often as a box-to-box midfielder and has also enjoyed spells in a more advanced attacking midfield.

Lampard began his career at West Ham United, his father's former club. He had secured a place in the first team by the 1997-98 season, and the following year helped the team finish 5th in the Premier League, their highest ever Premier League placing. In 2001 he moved to rival London club Chelsea in 2001 for £11 million.

From his debut onwards he was ever-present in the Chelsea first team, setting a record 164 consecutive Premier League appearances. He established himself as a prolific scorer at the West London club and was a key part of the sides which won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and a domestic cup double in 2007. He signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest paid Premier League footballer at that time,[3] and scored in his first Champions League Final that same year. He won the FA Cup for the second time in 2009, scoring the winning goal in the final. On 23 December 2009, he was named the Premier League's Player of the decade by official statistics.[4]

Lampard has won the Chelsea Player of the Year award three times and is Chelsea's 5th all-time goalscorer with 146 goals in all competitions, including 95 league goals, the most in the club's history for a midfielder. He is the highest goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history with 119 league goals [5] and is 3rd in the Premier League's all-time assists table with 149.[5] In 2005, Lampard was voted PFA Fans' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, and came second in both the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year and the 2005 Ballon d'Or. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world[6][7][8][9].

Internationally, Lampard has been capped 77 times by England since making his debut in October 1999, and has scored 20 goals. He was voted England player of the year for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005. He played in UEFA 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 successful 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign, and played in the 2006 World Cup. In the 2010 World Cup qualifiers he scored four goals, helping England qualify for the tournament proper in South Africa.

Lampard has two children, Luna and Isla, with his ex-partner Elen Rives. Lampard is an Athlete Ambassador for the international children's charity Right To Play.[10] Lampard has 12 GCSEs to his name, including an A in Latin. He is also reported to have an IQ of over 150 putting him in the 0.1% of the United Kingdom and rivaling Carol Vorderman.[11]

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Club career

West Ham United

1995-2001

Lampard began his career at West Ham United, his father's former club. Joining the youth team in 1994, he had secured a place in the first team by the 1997-98 season. He helped the team secure their highest ever Premier League placing in the 1998-99 season. The following season Lampard scored 14 goals in all competitions from midfield. With progress stagnating at West Ham, he moved to rival London club Chelsea in 2001 for £11 million.

Chelsea

2001–2004

Lampard warming up for Chelsea

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.

Lampard appeared in all of Chelsea's league matches and scored eight goals in the 2001-02 season. He netted the match-winner in Chelsea's 2002-03 season-opener against Charlton Athletic.

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. 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. In the semi-final against Monaco he scored, but Chelsea lost 5-3 on aggregate.[12]

2004–2007

Lampard in 2007

Lampard played in all thirty-eight Premier League matches for the third consecutive season in 2004-05. He finished with 13 goals (19 in all competitions), in addition to leading the league in assists with sixteen.[13]

He scored a long-range goal from 25 yards against Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2004 which Chelsea won 4-1[14]. He scored two goals against Bolton in a 2-0 win which was the Premier League title winning match for Chelsea[15], 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. He was named as Barclays Player of the Season[16]. In the 2004-05 Champions League 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 stunning; he controlled Makalele's cross with his chest then turned & swivelled and sent the ball inside the far post with a left-foot half volley[17][18]. 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. He landed his first personal award by being named the Footballer of the Year.[19] Football legend Johan Cruyff referred to him as "the best midfielder in Europe".

He netted a career-high 16 league goals in 2005-06, which marked an increase for the fifth consecutive season and was a Premier League record for a midfielder to score goals in one season. In September 2005, Lampard was selected as a member of the inaugural FIFPro World XI.[20] 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.[21] The streak began on 13 October 2001, during his first season with the club, though has since been bettered twice[22]. He finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho for both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.[23][24]. He scored twice against Blackburn Rovers in a 4-2 win, which included a free-kick from 25 yards. After the match manager Jose Mourinho hailed Lampard as the "best player in the world[25]. Chelsea 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 but were eliminated by Barcelona.

Due to a back injury sustained by John Terry, Lampard spent much of the 2006-07 campaign as team captain in his absence. He enjoyed a streak of seven goals in eight games, he scored both the 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.[26]. 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 [27]. Lampard finished with 21 goals in all competitions, including a career-high six FA Cup goals; he had scored seven Cup goals in his first eleven seasons combined. He scored his first Chelsea hat-trick in the third-round tie against Macclesfield Town on 6 January 2007. 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.[28]. 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. 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."[29]

2007–2009

Lampard signing a match-day programme

Lampard's 2007-08 season was riddled with injury, managing to play 40 matches, 24 of which in the league-the fewest he had played in a season since 1996-97. 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.[30] 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.[31]. In the Premier League match with Liverpoool he scored a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Anfield. He scored four goals in a 6-1 rout of Derby County on 12 March. 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[32]. 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.[33] 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 late trade-mark run, he scored with a left foot finish. The Match ended 1-1 after extra-time and Chelsea lost 6-5 on penalties. He was later named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year.

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.[3][34] He started the 2008-09 season by scoring five goals in his first eleven league matches. He scored the 150th goal of his club career with a goal against Manchester City in the Premier League. Then he scored chipped goal against Hull City with his left foot in the Premier League; he unleashed a chip from 20 yards that curled & swerved and fooled the goal-keeper as it went into the net, 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"[35]. He scored his hundredth career Premier League goal in a 5-0 victory over Sunderland on 2 November.[36] Eighteen of Lampard's hundred goals were penalties.[37]

Lampard playing for Chelsea

He was named Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in his career in October.[38]

After a streak of matches without scoring, Lampard scored three goals in the span of two days, the first being against West Bromwich Albion and the latter two against Fulham.[39][40] On 17 January 2009, he made his 400th Chelsea appearance against Stoke City, scoring a stoppage time winner. 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 Premier League season with 12 goals and 10 assists, and won the Chelsea player of the Year for 2009. Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson heaped praise on Lampard saying: "Frank Lampard is an exceptional player - a huge asset to Chelsea, You pay attention to players who can get goals from midfield and he's been averaging 20 a season.You don't see him getting into stupid tackles or making a habit of becoming involved in silly rows. He remained restrained after Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona and even made a point of swapping shirts with Andres Iniesta."

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 1980 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.

2009–present

Lampard scored against Manchester United, in the Community Shield, in the 72nd minute, the match ended 2-2,and Lampard scored in its penalty shootout which they won 4-1 .On 18 August 2009, Lampard scored Chelsea's second goal in a 3-1 away win against Sunderland. He scored his 133rd goal for Chelsea in a UEFA Champions League match against Atletico Madrid on 21 October 2009, which moved him up to 5th among the club's all time goalscorers. 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. On 30 October, he was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the sixth straight year.[41]. He then scored a penalty against Bolton as Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners on Halloween. On 5 December Lampard missed a penalty in 82nd minute against Manchester city the match which they lost 2-1. On 16 December, Lampard scored a crucial 79th minute winning goal from a penalty against Portsmouth and on 20 December, Lampard scored a penalty against West Ham United, however he had to take his spot-kick three times due to players running into the box too early, he scored all three and later kissed his fists in front of Hammers fan at the West Stand before kick-off. Lampard scored against watford in the third round of fa cup with a wonderful strike. In Chelsea's 7-2 thrashing of Sunderland, Lampard notched up two goals to add to his league tally. On 27 January 2010 Lampard again scored two goals in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Birmingham City in the Premier League. On 27 February Lampard 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. He scored the opener and set up one for John Terry in a 2-0 win against Stoke City in FA Cup Quarter Final match.

International career

Lampard was first spotted by England under-21 manager Peter Taylor, and his under-21 debut came on 13 November 1997 in a match against Greece. He played for the under-21 side from November 1997 to June 2000, and scored nine goals, a mark bettered only by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers.

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. 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 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.[42] He became a regular in the squad following the retirement of Paul Scholes, and was voted England Player of the Year by fans in 2004 and 2005.[43][44]

Though Lampard played every minute of England's 2006 World Cup matches, he went scoreless as England were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Portugal on penalties.[45] He scored in a 2-1 loss to Germany in a friendly. He was booed by England supporters while coming on as a second-half substitute during England's Euro 2008 qualifying match against Estonia on 13 October 2007,[46] and finished with one goal (a 3-2 loss to Croatia on 21 November) as England failed to qualify for the tournament. He scored his first international goal in two years in a 4-0 win over Slovakia in March 2009, and also created another for Wayne Rooney. Lampard's goal was the 500th England goal scored at Wembley.[47] On 9 September 2009, Lampard struck twice in England's 5-1 win against Croatia which secured their place at World Cup 2010.[48]

Personal life

In 2000, Lampard, Ferdinand and Kieron Dyer appeared on a sex video that was filmed at the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Channel 4 aired a brief clip as part of their 2004 documentary Sex, Footballers and Videotape, claiming it was used to "remind the viewer that this is based on real life."[49]

On 23 September 2001, Lampard, along with three other Chelsea players was fined two weeks wages by the club for his behaviour whilst on a drinking binge on 12 September. Lampard and the others had abused grieving American tourists at a Heathrow hotel, just 24 hours after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. A hotel manager stated "they were utterly disgusting. They just didn't seem to care about what had happened".[50]

Lampard lives in Surrey and has two children with his former fiancee Elen Rives, Luna (born 22 August 2005) and Isla (born 20 May 2007).[51] His autobiography, Totally Frank, was published in August 2006. In mid-February 2009 it was reported that Lampard and Rives had split, with Rives taking between £1m to £12.5m in settlement fees from Lampard's estimated £32m net worth.[52][53]

A year after the death of his mother, on 24 April 2009, Lampard was involved in a radio confrontation with James O'Brien on the London radio station LBC 97.3.[54] Newspapers had reported that following Lampard's split from Rives 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 the assertion that he was "weak" and "scum" for allowing his children to live in inferior conditions to him, and that he had fought "tooth and nail" to keep his family together.[55]

British media reported that Lampard showed an unusually high IQ score during neurological research carried about by the Chelsea doctor, Bryan English. English stated that "Frank Lampard scored one of the highest set of marks ever recorded by the company doing the tests".[56]

He was selected by EA Sports to be one of the three football stars to be on the cover of FIFA 10 football game pack globally, along with Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney.[57]

Career statistics

Correct as of 21:32, Monday 8 March 2010

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1995-96 Swansea City Second Division 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1995-96 West Ham United Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1996-97 13 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
1997-98 31 5 6 1 5 4 0 0 42 9
1998-99 38 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 41 6
1999-00 34 7 1 0 4 3 10 4 49 14
2000-01 30 7 4 1 3 1 0 0 37 9
2001-02 Chelsea Premier League 37 5 8 1 4 0 4 1 53 7
2002-03 38 6 5 1 3 0 2 1 48 8
2003-04 38 10 4 1 2 0 14 4 58 15
2004-05 38 13 2 1 6 2 12 4 58 20
2005-06 35 16 5 2 1 0 9 2 50 20
2006-07 37 11 7 6 6 3 12 1 62 21
2007-08 24 10 1 2 3 4 12 4 40 20
2008-09 37 12 8 3 2 2 11 3 53 20
2009-10 27 12 4 2 1 0 6 1 38 16
Total West Ham 148 24 13 2 16 9 10 4 196 38
Total Chelsea 311 95 42 18 28 18 82 22 467 146
Career Total 460 120 54 21 44 21 92 26 663 185

Totals include additional competitions such as the FA Community Shield.

Frank Lampard: International Goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 20 August 2003 Portman Road, Ipswich  Croatia 3-1 Won Friendly
2 5 June 2004 City of Manchester Stadium, Greater Manchester  Iceland 6-1 Won Friendly
3 13 June 2004 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon  France 1-2 Lost UEFA Euro 2004
4 21 June 2004 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon  Croatia 4-2 Won UEFA Euro 2004
5 24 June 2004 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon  Portugal 2-2 Draw UEFA Euro 2004
6 4 September 2004 Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna  Austria 2-2 Drawn World Cup 2006 Qual.
7 9 October 2004 Old Trafford  Wales 2-0 Won World Cup 2006 Qual.
8 26 March 2005 Old Trafford  Northern Ireland 4-0 Won World Cup 2006 Qual.
9 8 October 2005 Old Trafford  Austria 1-0 Won World Cup 2006 Qual.
10 12 October 2005 Old Trafford  Poland 2-1 Won World Cup 2006 Qual.
11 3 June 2006 Old Trafford  Jamaica 6-0 Won Friendly
12 16 August 2006 Old Trafford, Greater Manchester  Greece 4-0 Won Friendly
13 22 August 2007 Wembley Stadium, London  Germany 1-2 Lost Friendly
14 21 November 2007 Wembley Stadium, London  Croatia 2-3 Lost Euro 2008 Qual.
15 28 March 2009 Wembley Stadium, London  Slovakia 4-0 Won Friendly
16 6 June 2009 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty  Kazakhstan 4-0 Won World Cup 2010 Qual.
17 10 June 2009 Wembley Stadium, London  Andorra 6-0 Won World Cup 2010 Qual.
18 5 September 2009 Wembley Stadium, London  Slovenia 2-1 Won Friendly
19 9 September 2009 Wembley Stadium, London  Croatia 5-1 Won World Cup 2010 Qual.
20 9 September 2009 Wembley Stadium, London  Croatia 5-1 Won World Cup 2010 Qual.

Honours

West Ham United

Chelsea

Lampard and John Terry have won numerous trophies together at Chelsea.

Champions

Runners-up

Individual

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Frank James Lampard, Jr., (born 20 June 1978) is an English football player currently at Chelsea and previously with West Ham United and Swansea City.

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Lampard warming up for Chelsea.
  • I do play with minor knocks at times. I'm not saying I'm a Braveheart compared to others, but I do just get on with it. And I do a lot of extra work, not so much gym work, I won't go in and pump iron, but I do like to do as much as I can on the training pitch. I'll practise my finishing, my passing, my dribbling and my sprints. Maybe that all contributes to that bit of luck I have staying fit. It's something my old man (his father, Frank Sr, formerly of West Ham and England) has instilled in me since I was a kid. Now, if I don't do that bit extra, I don't go into a game feeling I've prepared right.

Sincerely yours, Frank (May 22, 2005)

A transcript of Frank Lampard's speech to the Footballer of the Year Awards dinner, from The Observer [[2]]

  • I was told I had to do a speech, to say a few thank yous and was lying in bed a couple of nights ago till about 2:30 in the morning thinking what I was going to say. I had it all planned out perfectly, fell asleep - and then was woken up at 4am when my cars were being driven off in the driveway!
  • This award is voted for by journalists, who can be your biggest critic and get on your nerves sometimes, but they all know football and I am very respectful of their thoughts, and very proud they have decided to give me this award this year.
  • I would not be the player I am today without him, I would not have improved without my dad. In the early years, he would have me over the park training when everyone else was at home or playing with their mates, I was jumping on the floor, getting up and running again, sprinting - I will never forget that. I thank him for everything he has done in my football life and for being a dad.
  • A lot of the reason I am here is because of my strength, my determination and character. I would just like to talk about a girl called Lucy.

    I went to her funeral today, she was 10 years old. She came to the game against Charlton where we lifted the Premiership trophy. She had a tumor on the brain - really she should have died the week before that game. But she was so desperate to come and see that game, to watch us play. The character and strength she showed made me put everything in perspective.

    I would like to dedicate this whole award to her, her family, especially her mother, and I would like to say thanks to everyone tonight. Thank you.

About Frank Lampard

  • Lamps is Lamps. When he plays well he is best in the game, when he plays bad, he is the second or the third best.
  • What a player. What a man. What an absolute diamond of a footballer. The critics, the haters, they cannot touch Frank Lampard now. Not after last night. Not after that penalty. He won, they lost. He stood tall, they skulked in the background.
  • If you'd asked me seven or eight years ago I would have said I wasn't Frank Lampard's biggest fan. But his all-round game has improved massively. He's had to work at his game. I don't think he's been naturally the most gifted player in the world. From what I hear he's a good one to practise and he's improved to be one of the best midfielders in the world. Credit to him for that. He's more of an all-round package now than he was at West Ham when he was probably carrying too much weight, not that he was fat. His goals record is unbelievable, just like Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes. We see a lot of players who come on the scene and just fade away. But he seems as hungry as ever and plays lots of games. He looks after his body. He's a fit lad and when you've got a midfielder who can put the ball in the back of the net it's bloody priceless. When you look at him and Gerrard, by God, Fabio Capello's a lucky man to have two such outstanding players. The hallmark of a top player is not to do it over two years but over eight or nine.
    • Roy Keane [[5]]

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Frank Lampard
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Personal information
Full name Frank James Lampard
Date of birth 20 June 1978 (1978-06-20) (age 32)
Place of birth    Romford, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 8
Senior clubs
Years Club
1994-2001
1995-1996
2001-
West Ham United
Swansea City (loan)
Chelsea
National team
1999- England

Frank James Lampard (born June 20, 1978 in Romford, London, England) is an English football player, son of Frank Lampard Senior. He went to Brentwood School in Essex, where amongst other subjects, he studied Latin and gained an A* grade. He is a Premier League football player currently at Chelsea, and plays for England national team too. He is a midfielder and wears the number 8. Currently, Lampard is Chelsea's current highest goalscorer with 115 goals. Lampard is also the goal scorer in the Premier League for a midfielder.

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Career

Frank Lampard started his football career at West Ham United Lampard joined West Ham, where his father was the assistant coach, as an apprentice in July 1994 as part of their youth system, and signed his professional forms a year later. He was loaned to Division Two team Swansea City in October 1995, and debuted in a 2-0 win over Bradford City. Lampard made nine league appearances for Swansea before returning to West Ham in January 1996, with whom he played his first match at the end of the month against Coventry City F.C., and spent the remainder of the season as a reserve.

The next year, a broken leg suffered in a March game against Aston Villa prematurely put an end to Lampard's 1996-97 season after thirteen appearances. He had to wait until the '97-98 campaign to score his first goal for West Ham, which came in a road victory over Barnsley F.C. He became a starter in 1998-99 and appeared in every match as West Ham finished fifth in the Premiership standings.

Following the sale of teammate and friend Rio Ferdinand to Leeds United after the 2000-01 season, combined with the departures of his father and Redknapp, Lampard followed suit and left West Ham, but chose to stay home in London by joining Chelsea for an £11 million fee.[2]

Chelsea

Lampard made his debut for Chelsea on August 19 2001. He has since been a regular on the team sheet. He was voted vice captain in 2007.

Personal Life

Lampard did live in Surrey with his Spanish fiance Elen Rives and their two daughters Luna and Isla but now they have split up and live separate lives. It has been rumoured that Lampard is dating "One Show" host Christine Bleakley. However, this is yet to be confirmed. Lampard still sees his 2 daughters regularly and it appears that he loves them lots.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1995/96West Ham UnitedPremier League2000000020
1995/96Swansea CitySecond Division9100000091
1996/97West Ham UnitedPremier League130102000160
1997/983156154004210
1998/99385102100416
1999/0034710431044914
2000/01307413100379
2001/02ChelseaPremier League375814041537
2002/03386513021488
2003/04381041201445815
2004/05381320621245819
2005/0635165210925020
2006/07371176631216221
2007/08241012341244020
2008/0937128322635320
2009/10
CountryEngland 441108531843208124618170
Total 441108531843208124618170

International career statistics

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England national team
YearAppsGoals
199910
200000
200130
200230
200391
2004136
200593
2006132
200792
200860
2009106
2010
Total7620

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