Frank Lampard Biography
- Age: 39 years old
- Birth Nation: United Kingdom
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
- Name: Frank Lampard
- Birth Name: Frank James Lampard
- Father: Frank Lampard senior
- Mother: Pat Lampard
- Nationality: English
- Birth Place/City: Romford, London. England
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Football
- Working For: English Club Chelsea
- Net Worth: £30 million.
- Salary: £ 1.1m per month
- Weight in KG: 88 kg
- Tatto(s): no
- Famous for: Midfielder
- Affair with: Christine Bleakley
- Married: yes
- Married to: Elen Rivas
- Children: 2
- Divorce: yes
- Awards: Silver Award in 2005, FIFA World Player of the Year,UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 20
Frank James Lampard who is commonly known as Frank Lampard was born on 20 June 1978 in Romford, London in England. Lampard is a name inseparable from the diary of football. He plays for his Nation England and Current Team Chelsea FC. This English professional football player is recognized for his goal-scoring ability, range of passing and work-rate. Lampard is a box to box midfielder. His presence in wide range midfield just creates intense pressure for opponents almost in every part of the field. He is also considered as one of the best Midfielder of his generation.
Beginning his career at the English club, West Ham United, Lampard’s football flourished with the London based club Chelsea FC. He is also the all time leading scorer for this club. This English professional footballer and midfield magician has preached his name in both domestic as well as international football arena. This can be addressed by the numbers of honors and achievements he has won: UEFA Champions League title, English Premier League title as well as other numerous club and individual achievements.
Lampard is also considered England’s most prolific penalty taker. He has surpassed records of legendary English footballers, Ron Flowers and Alan Shearer.
Frank Lampard was into football from his early age. Footballing was in his family bloodline. He joined the youth team of West Ham United in 1994. It was the club where his father was associated with. Lampard’s schoolboy hero was Frank McAvennie who was recognized for immense strike force. At the time, Lampard joined the club; his father was assisting the coach. With a professional contract following his association with the club, he was loaned out to Swansea City which was the second division club. Getting unveiled for the City in October 1995, he made his debut in the team’s victory of 2-0 over Bradford City. Lampard made debut for West Ham United on 31 January 1996 as a substitute in the match against Coventry City. He had six years long journey with the club. He made 24 goals in his 148 appearances for the club.
Lampard was signed by Chelsea in June 2001 for the price worth 11 million GBP. He made debut for this London based club on 19 August 2001 heiin the match against Newcastle United. The match ended 1-1 draw. With this club, he has achieved almost every success a footballer would dream for. His first red card with Chelsea came in the match against another London based club, Tottenham Hotspur in September 16, 2001. He started proving his competency from his very season of arrival in the club. He was selected as Barclays Player of the Month in September in 2003 and also for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month in October. He had dream season in 2004-05 as he finished with 13 goals and overall 19 in all competitions and had 16 assists for his side. For 2005-06 season, he made 50 appearances and scored 20 goals. He scored 21 goals in his 62 appearances in 2006-07 footballing year. He scored total of 211 goals for his Chelsea side in total of 648 appearances that includes domestic as well as international club tournaments like Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
Lampard was unveiled in England outfit making his under 21 debut on 13 November 1997. It was match against Greece. He was in England Under-21 squad for 1997 to 2000. He scored 9 goals in 19 appearances. He earned first cap England on 10 October 1999 in the match against Belgium which they won 2-1. He scored his first goal for England on 20 August 2003 again Croatia. The match was in England’s favor 3-1. He became England’s eighth player to earn 100th England cap on 10 September 2013 in the match against Ukraine. Euro 2004 was his first international competition. The team made up to quarter finals. He scored 3 goals in 4 matches. He was in England’s squad for 2006 World Cup. They were eliminated in the quarter finals b Portugal. He also had important role in England’s 2010 World Cup journey. The dream for World Cup title turned to ash when they lost 4-1 to Germany. His goal that bounced off the crossbar and was believed to have crossed the goal line was disallowed by referee. He participated in Euro 2012 as the England captain for various matches.
So far, 2014 World Cup journey is concerned; he gave his best to assure England’s spot in the finals of the tournament. He has been named Vice-captain for the 23 man England squad for Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Honors and Achievements
Lampard has a big inventory of honors and achievements. His trophy cabinet includes numbers of prestigious awards. With West Ham United, Lampard won UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1999.
His achievement list has been addressed well by his current club, Chelsea FC. He has won Football Association Premier League thrice: in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2009-10. He has won Football Association Cup for four times in 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12 seasons. With this London based club, he has won Football League Cup twice: 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons. He has bagged FA Community Shield twice for Chelsea, in 2005 and 2009. He was also part of UEFA Champions League 2011-12 winner squad. Chelsea secured UEFA Europa League in 2012-13 with him.
Lampard’s list of individual achievement is further longer. He won Silver Award in 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year. He won Silver Award for the same years Ballon d’Or. He was FWA Footballer of the Year in 2005. In 2008, he was honored with the title of UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year. He was in World XI team in 2005. He was PFA Fans’ Player of the Year in 2005. He was honored as Premier League Player of the Season for 2004-05 and 2005-06. He was also honored with Premier League 20 Seasons Awards. He was England Player of the Year for the years 2004 and 2005. He was enlisted in UEFA Euro 2004 Team of the Tournament. He has been Premier League Player of the Month for four times: in September 2003, April 2005, October 2005 and October 2008. He was Chelsea Player of the Year for 2004, 2005 and 2009. He was enlisted in PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was also awarded with 2004-05 Barclays Merit Award for 164 consecutive appearances in Premier League. He was in ESM Team of the Year for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2009-10 seasons. He won FWA Tribute Award in 2010. He was Premier League leader in top assist for 2004-05 season with 16 assists and 2009-10 season with 17 assists. He was announced FA Cup Final Man of the Match in 2007. He was FA Cup Best Player for 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He has been Premier League: Midfielder with the most goals scoring 170 goals so far. His goal in April 2010 was title Goal of the Month.
Similarly, Lampard accounts as 2006-07 FA Cup top scorer with 6 goals. He was Chelsea FC’s top scorer for the seasons: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2011-12. He is Chelsea FC’s all time top scorer with 211 goals.
Personal life, Marriage, Partner, Children, Body Measurement, Net Worth, Salary
Lampard is son of former West Ham United player Frank Lampard senior and Pat Lampard. Prolific manager Harry Redknapp is his uncle by relationship and Jamie Redknapp is his cousin. 2004 documentary Sex, Footballers and Videotape features this English international, Rio Ferdinand and Kieron Dyer. Lampard has also been found showing interest over politics as he stated himself as supported of the Conservative Party in 2007. He isn’t brilliant just with his footballing but also with his mental capability as he has been stated to be one of the highest scorers in the IQ test during neurological research carried out by the Chelsea doctor, Bryan English.
Lampard has two daughters Luna and Isla. They were born from his former fiancée, Elen Rivas who is a Spanish model by profession. The couple got separated in November 2008. They were in relationship for seven years. After Rivas, Christine Bleakley came to his life and they are in relationship since October 2009.
Lampard stands 184 cm tall in height and has weight of 88 kg. This athletic midfielder is capable to drag the ball into opponents net with his magic from both the foot. He is currently paid £ 1.1m per month; £ 284K per week. His net worth is £30 million.
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