|Full name||Frank James Lampard|
|Date of birth||20 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Romford, London, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||New York City FC|
|1995–2001||West Ham United|
|1995–1996||→ Swansea City (loan)|
|2015–||New York City|
|* 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 was a Premier League football player at Chelsea, and played for England national team. He is a midfielder and wore the number 8. In 2013 Lampard was Chelsea's highest goalscorer with more than 200 goals. Lampard was also the highest goal scorer in the Premier League for a midfielder. He has now left Chelsea F.C.
Career[change | change source]
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.
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||Football League Cup||Europe||Total|
|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|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|England national team|
References[change | change source]
- Chowdhury, Saj (17 March 2013). "BBC Sport - Chelsea 2-0 West Ham". bbc.co.uk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21732260. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- BBC Sport, 3 June 2014.