Frank Lampard is a former English professional footballer who was a box-to-box midfielder for Chelsea F.C. and the England national team. With 211 goals in all competitions, he is the club’s all-time leading scorer. He is also regarded as England’s most successful penalty-taker of all time. He is widely regarded as one of the finest midfielders of his generation and as Chelsea’s greatest player ever. Many renowned opposing team managers, including José Mourinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari, have hailed him as the greatest athlete in the world. After Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (615), he has made a record 609 Premier League appearances and is the fourth-highest scorer with 177 goals. After leaving Chelsea, he joined NYCFC to compete in Major League Soccer in the United States. Additionally, he has authored an autobiography titled ‘Totally Frank’ and a series of children’s novels chronicling the adventures of the protagonist Frankie and his enchanted football.
Youth and Early Life
Frank James Lampard was born in Romford, London, England, on June 20, 1978, to a family of footballers. His father, Frank Lampard, Sr., is a former West Ham United professional footballer. Frank is the youngest of his parents’ three children, and he has two sisters.
On April 24, 2008, his mother Patricia Harris died of complications from pneumonia. His uncle Harry Redknapp is presently in charge of the Birmingham City football team as a manager. Jamie Redknapp, his cousin, is a football analyst and former professional football player.
Profession at West Ham
Frank Lampard began his professional career in 1994 with the West Ham United junior team, his father’s former club. His father remained involved with the club as an assistant coach, while his relative Harry Redknapp served as manager. He inked a professional contract with the club in 1995 but made his debut for Swansea City’s Second Division team in
October of that year while on loan. Before returning to West Ham in January 1996, he scored his first goal against Brighton & Hove Albion. On January 31, 1996, he made his début for the club as a substitute against Coventry City.
On August 17, 1996, he made his debut for The Hammers in an away match against Arsenal, but he was unable to play the entire season due to injury.
After scoring his first hat-trick in a League Cup match against Walsall, he began the 1997-98 season by scoring the game-winning goal against Barnsley after entering the game as a substitute. During the 1998-99 Premier League season, he led his team to fifth place and enabled the club to qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup. In the following season, he scored his first European goal against the Finnish team Jokerit, followed by goals in the semi-final and final against Heerenveen and Metz, respectively.
After winning the UEFA Intertoto Cup, they entered the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. On September 16, 1999, he scored his first goal against Osijek. His club team struggled during the 2000-2001 season, despite the fact that he was the third-leading scorer with 9 goals. He eventually departed the club in June 2001, signing with Chelsea for £11 million.
Vocation at Chelsea
Frank Lampard made his Chelsea début against Newcastle United on August 19, 2001, and was named to the 2004 PFA Team of the Year. In the same year, he came in second place for ‘FWA Footballer of the Year,’ losing out to Thierry Henry.
He scored both goals in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers, securing the team’s Premier League championship and garnering himself the 2005 ‘Footballer of the Year award. He also helped Chelsea win the Premier League the following season and assisted Didier Drogba’s winning goal in the 2007 FA Cup Final.
Injuries limited him to only 40 matches the following season, but he still won the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year award. Upon securing a £39.2 million contract with Chelsea on August 13, 2008, he became the highest-paid Premier League player.
In October 2008, he scored one of his finest goals against Hull City, for which FIFA World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praised him. He scored the game-winning goal against Everton in the FA Cup Final and was subsequently awarded Chelsea’s “Player of the Year” for the third time.
He was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the sixth consecutive year in October 2009. He also contributed to his team’s 2010 Premier League and FA Cup championships. After an injury-plagued 2010-11 season, he led his club to the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, where they defeated Bayern Munich on penalty kicks and won the championship.
Additionally, he played a pivotal role in their semi-final victory against Barcelona, in which they trailed 2-0. On May 15, 2013, he captained his squad in the UEFA Europa League final, which they won 2-1 against Benfica. He announced that he had signed a two-year contract with Major League Soccer club New York City FC in 2014.
Major League Soccer (MLS)
His MLS debut was consequently delayed because he continued to play for Manchester City, his primary club. Later, it was revealed that he never actually signed the contract, which caused enraged fans to demand refunds for their tickets.
He made his NYCFC debut as a substitute on July 1, 2015, and was subsequently named to the 2015 MLS All-Star Game roster. During his second season there, he helped his team qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time. However, at the conclusion of the season, he retired from professional football.
Frank’s International Profession
Frank Lampard made his under-21 international debut for England on November 13, 1997, and made his senior international debut on October 10, 1999. He became the eighth player in national team history to play 100 matches.
Awards & Achievements
Frank Lampard has helped Chelsea achieve a number of championships, including three FA Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, two Football League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, and one UEFA Europa League. He has won the England Player of the Year Award twice and the FA Cup’s Best Player Award three times. In 2015, he received the honor of “Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.”
Personal History and Legacy
From 2006 to 2008, Frank Lampard was engaged to the Spanish model Elen Rivas. Together, they have two daughters, Luna and Isla. In October 2009, he began dating TV presenter Christine Bleakley. They became engaged on June 15, 2011, and wed on December 20, 2015
Estimated Net Worth
The English professional footballer Frank Lampard has a net worth of $90 million. Frank Lampard accumulated his wealth as a midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team. He also serves as vice-captain for his amateur team. Frank James Lampard was born in Romford, England, on June 20, 1978. He is an attacking midfielder for Chelsea and the English national team.
Frank Lampard was featured on the cover of the international version of EA Sports’ FIFA 10 video game. He obtained a high Mensa IQ score while conducting neurological research at Chelsea.