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Frank Lampard
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Personal information
Full nameFrank James Lampard
Date of birth20 June 1978 (1978-06-20) (age 41)
Place of birthRomford, London, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubNew York City FC
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1994-2001
1995-1996
2001-
West Ham United
Swansea City (loan)
Chelsea
National team
1999-England
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978 in Romford, London, England) is an English footballer. He is the son of Frank Lampard Senior, a former West Ham and England player. Lampard 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 at Chelsea, and plays for England national team. He is a midfielder and wears the number 8. In 2013 Lampard was Chelsea's highest goalscorer with more than 200 goals.[1] Lampard is also the highest goal scorer in the Premier League for a midfielder. He has now announced that he is leaving Chelsea F.C.[2]

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]

On the 24th July, a deal was agreed with New York City FC that Lampard would join the side on a free following his departure from Chelsea on 1st July.

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 lived in Surrey with his Spanish fiancé Elen Rives and their two daughters Luna and Isla until they separated. Lampard is engaged to The One Show host Christine Bleakley. Lampard still sees his 2 daughters regularly.

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1995/96 West Ham United Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1995/96 Swansea City Second Division 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1996/97 West Ham United Premier League 13 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
1997/98 31 5 6 1 5 4 0 0 42 10
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 0 6 2 12 4 58 19
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 6 3 53 20
2009/10
Country England 441 108 53 18 43 20 81 24 618 170
Total 441 108 53 18 43 20 81 24 618 170

International career statistics

[3]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
1999 1 0
2000 0 0
2001 3 0
2002 3 0
2003 9 1
2004 13 6
2005 9 3
2006 13 2
2007 9 2
2008 6 0
2009 10 6
2010
Total 76 20

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