Chelsea, English and world legend, Frank Lampard has retired from active football that spanned for over two decades.
The 38 year old retires after leaving New York City in the United States to begin a new chapter in his life. He made 106 apps for the Three Lions and scored over 300 goals in his time as a footballer.
He made 607 career appearances for Chelsea, WestHam United, Manchester City, New York City and the England national team scoring 177 Premier League goals and making 102 Premier League assists.
Lampard scored more goals outside the box (41) than any other player in the PL history and was one of three players to record both 100+ goals and 100+ assists in the PL history alongside Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.
During his time at Chelsea, he became the club’s topscorer with 211 goals and won three PL titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa league.
Announcing his retirement to the world on Instagram, Lampard said; “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer. “Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.
“I’m immensely proud of the trophies I’ve won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals.”
Lampard had a trophy laden career at Stamford Bridge and could not end without thanking the Bridge faithfuls where he achieved 11 trophies. He said; “The largest part of my heart belongs to Chelsea, a club which has given me so many great memories,” he said. “I will never forget the opportunity they gave me and the success that we managed to achieve together. “It is impossible to give thanks individually to all the people that helped and supported me in my 13 years playing there. All I can say is from the day I signed until now and going forward, I’m eternally grateful for everything and to everyone. “Chelsea fans gave myself and my team-mates such incredible support. Their passion and hunger drove me on personally to give my best year after year. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Lampard has started his coaching career looking to finish the course and enter into a coaching career or enter into punditry to analyse the game on Sky Sports.
A true legend Lampard is and we say; Bravo Super Frankie Lampard.