Lampard with Man City in 2015
|Full name||Frank James Lampard|
|Date of birth||20 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Romford, London, England|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|New York City|
|1994–1995||West Ham United|
|1995–2001||West Ham United||148||(24)|
|1995–1996||→ Swansea City (loan)||9||(1)|
|2015–||New York City||10||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:12, 28 October 2015.
Frank James Lampard OBE (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for New York City FC. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Chelsea, where he played for 13 years, and is considered by a number of journalists and football experts to be one of the best midfielders of his generation, in addition to being widely regarded as Chelsea's greatest ever player by fans, spectators and players, such as previous record goal-scorer Bobby Tambling and long-term teammate John Terry.
Lampard began his career at West Ham United, for whom his father Frank Lampard, Sr. had also played. He secured a place in the first team by the 1997–98 season, and the following year helped the team finish 5th in the Premier League, their highest-ever Premier League placing. In 2001, he moved to rival London club Chelsea for £11 million. In 2014, he was released by Chelsea after 13 years of service. Lampard then joined New York City FC on a two-year deal, in preparation for the club's Major League Soccer debut in 2015, as a free transfer, but would play for Manchester City in the meantime. On 31 December 2014, however, BBC Sport's David Ornstein revealed Lampard is under contract to Manchester City and not New York City as previously claimed by both clubs.
From his début, he was ever-present in the Chelsea first team and made 164 consecutive Premier League appearances, a record for an outfield player. He established himself as a prolific scorer at the west London club and was a key part of the sides which won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004–05 and 2005–06 and a domestic cup double in 2007. He signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest-paid Premier League footballer at that time, and scored in his first Champions League Final that year. He won a second FA Cup winners' medal in 2009, scoring the winning goal in the final. In the 2009–10 season, Lampard helped Chelsea secure their first league and FA Cup Double, and also had his most prolific season with the club, scoring 22 league goals and 17 league assists. In 2012, Lampard captained Chelsea to their first UEFA Champions League success and a year later to their first UEFA Europa League title. He was released by the club after the 2013–14 season.
A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, Lampard is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in all competitions. Lampard is one of seven players, and the only midfielder, to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is second in the Premier League's all-time assists table, behind Ryan Giggs. In 2005, Lampard was voted FWA Footballer of the Year and was runner-up in both the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or. In 2010 he received the FWA Tribute Award.
Internationally, Lampard was capped 106 times by England since his debut in October 1999, and scored 29 international goals. He was voted England Player of the Year for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005. He played in Euro 2004, where he was named in the team of the tournament after scoring three goals in four games. He was top scorer for England in their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign with five goals, and played at three World Cups. He is England's most prolific penalty taker with nine goals, surpassing the previous record holders, Ron Flowers and Alan Shearer.
Since April 2015, Lampard serves as a team captain on ITV sport panel show Play to the Whistle.
- 1 Club career
- 1.1 West Ham United
- 1.2 Chelsea
- 1.3 Manchester City
- 1.4 New York City
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Career statistics
- 6 Honours
- 7 References
- 8 External links
West Ham United
Lampard began his career at West Ham United, his father's former club, joining the youth team in 1994, his schoolboy hero being West Ham striker, Frank McAvennie. Lampard joined West Ham when his father was the assistant coach, entering as an apprentice in the youth team in 1994 and signing a professional contract the following year. He went on loan to Second Division Swansea City in October 1995, debuting in his team's victory 2–0 over Bradford City and scoring his first career goal in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion. Lampard played nine times for Swansea before returning to West Ham in January 1996.
Lampard made his debut for West Ham on 31 January 1996 against Coventry City coming on as a substitute for John Moncur. His only other game of the season was the season's last, on 5 May 1996, a 1–1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday when Lampard was used as a substitute for Keith Rowland.
The following season Lampard made his first start for West Ham, on 17 August 1996, in a 2–0 away defeat to Arsenal before being substituted for Robbie Slater. Lampard's season ended on 15 March 1997 when he sustained a broken leg during an away, 0–0 draw, against Aston Villa. Carried from the pitch on a stretcher, his 31st-minute substitute was Rio Ferdinand. The game also saw his first booking as a West Ham player. Lampard claims to have been jeered from the pitch by West Ham United supporters, an action which made him consider leaving football. He had made 16 appearances in all competitions for The Hammers.
From this season Lampard took the number 18 squad number having previously held the number 26 spot. On the first day of the 1997–98 season, West Ham opened their fixtures with an away game against Barnsley who were playing in the top tier of English football for the first time in 110 years. Lampard came on as a 76th-minute substitute for Eyal Berkovic. Barely a minute later he scored what was the winning goal in a 2–1 win for The Hammers having received the ball from Michael Hughes and flicking it past Barnsley goalkeeper David Watson. The season also saw his first hat-trick. On 19 November 1997, West Ham played Walsall in a League Cup, fourth round game. Lampard's three goals plus another from John Hartson were enough to beat Walsall who responded via a goal from Andy Watson. Lampard made 42 appearances for the 1997–98 season in all competitions scoring nine goals.
Lampard was an ever-present for West Ham in the 1998–99 season, helping his team to fifth place in the Premier League and qualification for the Intertoto Cup. This is the highest West Ham have ever come in the league.
Before the start of the season Lampard signed an extension to his contract which would have kept him with the club until 2005. Having qualified for the Intertoto Cup, West Ham's season started early, in July 1999. On 24 July 1999, Lampard scored his first goal in European football in a 1–1 away draw with Finnish side FC Jokerit. Another goal in the semi-final against SC Heerenveen put West Ham into the final against FC Metz. Despite losing the first leg 1–0 in London, West Ham won 3–1 in France on 24 August 1999 with goals from Trevor Sinclair, Paulo Wanchope and from Lampard. Winning the competition saw West Ham in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. Lampard scored his first goal in this competition on 16 September 1999, in a 3–0 home win against NK Osijek, a tie which they won 6–1 on aggregate.
This season also saw West Ham beat Bradford City 5–4 at Upton Park in February 2000. The game received notoriety for Lampard's fight over the ball with Paolo Di Canio. With West Ham 4–2 down they gained a penalty. Lampard was West Ham's regular penalty taker. However Di Canio wanted to take the kick and the two tussled over the ball with Di Canio winning and scoring to make the game 4–3 to West Ham. In the 1999–2000, season he finished as the club's third top scorer, behind Paolo Di Canio and Paulo Wanchope, with a total of 14 goals.
In the 2000–01 season, West Ham's form suffered. They spent most of the season in the bottom half of the Premier League table. From fifth place the previous season they finished 15th. Despite this Lampard scored nine goals in 37 games behind only Frédéric Kanouté and Di Canio. In May 2001, his uncle, Harry Redknapp, left the club by mutual consent after seven years in the role. His father, Frank, also left the club and Lampard, under the pressure of being known as "Frank Lampard's son" and the poor treatment of his father by West Ham, decided to move to another club. He left West Ham United for Chelsea for £11 million in June 2001, the Hammers having previously declined a £15 million joint bid from Aston Villa for Lampard and Frédéric Kanouté.
The following season, he was selected as the Barclays Player of the Month in September 2003, and the PFA Fans' Player of the Month in October. Chelsea finished 2nd in the 2003–04 Premier League behind unbeaten Arsenal and he was named in the 2004 PFA Team of the Year as he reached double figures in league goals (10) for the first time in his career, in addition to four goals in fourteen UEFA Champions League matches, as Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals. In the semi-final against Monaco he scored, but Chelsea lost 5–3 on aggregate. At the end of the season he came second, behind Thierry Henry, for the 2004 FWA Footballer of the Year award.
Lampard played in all 38 Premier League matches for the third consecutive season in 2004–05. He finished with 13 goals (19 in all competitions), in addition to leading the league in assists with sixteen.
In August 2004, he scored the winning goal against Southampton in the League, and continued scoring important goals as he scored both in a 2–0 win against Tottenham. In March 2005 he scored a long-range goal from 30 yards against Crystal Palace in the Premier League which Chelsea won 4–1. Lampard continued his season strongly, and his brilliant performances for Chelsea in the Premier League and Champions League further increased his reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world. In the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League he scored one of the goals in Chelsea's famous 4–2 win over Barcelona helping Chelsea to progress to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, he scored 3 goals in 2 legs against Bayern Munich as Chelsea won 6–5 on aggregate. His second goal in the first leg was a spectacular one; he controlled Makélélé's cross with his chest then turned and swivelled and sent the ball inside the far post with a left-foot half volley.
In April 2005, Lampard scored both goals against Bolton Wanderers in a 2–0 win which was the Premier League title winning match for Chelsea, which also won the first major trophy of his career as Chelsea bagged their first top-flight title in fifty years, by a twelve-point margin. He was named as Barclays Player of the Season for 2004–05. Though Chelsea were eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals by league rivals Liverpool, they took home the Football League Cup, in which Lampard scored twice in six matches, which included the opening goal against Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final, which Chelsea won 2–1. He landed his first personal award by being named the 2005 Footballer of the Year.
Lampard netted a career-high 16 league goals in 2005–06. In September 2005 he was selected as a member of the inaugural World XI. He finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho for both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. His record of consecutive Premier League appearances ended at 164 (five better than previous record-holder David James) on 28 December 2005, when he sat out a match against Manchester City due to illness. Lampard scored 12 goals in his first 4 months of the 2005–06 season. He scored twice in three separate matches from August to November, including both in a 2–1 win over Aston Villa, making Chelsea the first team to win their first 7 matches in the Premier League. He scored twice again, this time against Blackburn Rovers in a 4–2 win, which included a free-kick from 25 yards. After the match, manager José Mourinho hailed Lampard as the "best player in the world". Chelsea eventually won the Premier League for the second time, in which Lampard was Chelsea's topscorer with 16 league goals. In the Champions League group stages, he scored a free-kick against Anderlecht. Chelsea proggresed to the first knock-out round to face Barcelona, with Lampard scoring a goal in the second leg but Chelsea were eliminated 3–2 on aggregate.
Due to a back injury sustained by John Terry, Lampard spent much of the 2006–07 campaign as team captain in his absence. He enjoyed a streak of seven goals in eight games. He scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Fulham and scored his 77th goal for Chelsea from a long range strike in a 3–2 win over Everton on 17 December, overtaking Dennis Wise as Chelsea's highest scoring midfielder. Then in the UEFA Champions League group stages he scored a goal from an extremely tight angle against Barcelona, at the Camp Nou, the match ended 2–2. Lampard finished with 21 goals in all competitions, including a career-high six FA Cup goals. He scored his first Chelsea hat-trick in the third-round tie against Macclesfield Town on 6 January 2007. He scored two goals to help Chelsea to a quarter-final draw with Tottenham Hotspur after having trailed 3–1, and he was named the FA Cup player-of-the-round for his performance. He gave the assist to Didier Drogba in the 2007 FA Cup Final which was the winning goal in extra-time, as Chelsea won it 1–0. In a post-match interview following Chelsea's FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United, Lampard said he wanted to stay at the club "forever".
Lampard's 2007–08 season was hampered by injury. He managed to play 40 matches, 24 of them in the Premier League. This was the fewest number of league games he had played in a season since 1996–97. On 16 February 2008, Lampard became the eighth Chelsea player to score 100 goals for the club in a 3–1 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield Town. After the final whistle, Lampard removed his jersey and flashed a T-shirt to the Chelsea fans with "100 Not Out, They Are All For You, Thanks" printed across the front. On 12 March 2008, Lampard scored four goals in a 6–1 rout of Derby County. Then in the Champions League quarter-final second leg he scored the winning goal against Fenerbahçe in the 87th minute as Chelsea won 3–2 on aggregate.
On 30 April, Lampard, grieving the loss of his mother a week earlier, decided to play in the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, who were eliminated on 4–3 aggregate as he took an emotional penalty in the 98th minute of extra-time, which he scored confidently. In the final against Manchester United, he scored an equalising goal in the 45th minute, as Michael Essien's deflected shot found him as he went to the box with his trade-mark late run, and he scored with a left foot finish. The match ended 1–1 after extra-time and Chelsea eventually lost 6–5 on penalties. He was later named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year.
On 13 August 2008, Lampard signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea worth £39.2 million, making him the highest-paid Premier League player. He started the 2008–09 season by scoring five goals in his first eleven league matches. He scored the 150th goal of his club career with a goal against Manchester City in the Premier League. In October 2008, in the Premier League he scored a chipped goal against Hull City with his left foot; he unleashed a chip from 20 yards that curled and swerved and fooled the goal-keeper as it went into the net. World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said after the game: "It was the best goal I have seen, my vote for World Player of the year award will go to him, only a player with his intelligence could have done that". He scored his hundredth career Premier League goal in a 5–0 victory over Sunderland on 2 November. Eighteen of Lampard's hundred goals were penalties. He was named Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in his career in October.
After a streak of matches without scoring, Lampard scored three goals in two games, the first being against West Bromwich Albion and the latter two against Fulham. On 17 January 2009, he made his 400th Chelsea appearance against Stoke City, scoring a stoppage time winner. He again scored a stoppage time winner, this time against Wigan Athletic. Then in the FA cup 4th round, he scored a free-kick from 35 yards against Ipswich Town. He scored twice against Liverpool in the second-leg quarter finals of the Champions League which ended 4–4, but Chelsea won 7–5 on aggregate. Then he provided two assists in the next game against Arsenal in FA Cup Semi-finals which Chelsea won 2–1. Lampard finished the season with 20 goals and 19 assists. Lampard's 20th goal of the season was the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Everton, with a left-foot shot from long-range. He repeated the corner flag celebration his father had done after scoring the winning goal in the 1979–80 FA Cup semi-final second leg against Everton. It was the fourth consecutive season that he scored 20 or more goals. He was named later named Chelsea's Player of the Year for the third time.
Lampard started the 2009–10 season by scoring against Manchester United, in the 2009 Community Shield, in the 72nd minute. The match ended 2–2, and Lampard scored in its penalty shootout which they won 4–1. He scored his 133rd goal for Chelsea in a Champions League match against Atlético Madrid on 21 October 2009, which moved him up to 5th among the club's all-time goalscorers. He had been struggling to score the amount of goals he had in the past seasons however this soon changed as he scored two goals in the 5–0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers on 24 October 2009. On 30 October, he was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the sixth straight year.
On 16 December, Lampard scored a crucial 79th minute winning goal against Portsmouth and on 20 December, Lampard scored a penalty against his former club West Ham in a 1–1 draw, however he had to take his spot-kick three times due to players running into the box too early, he nonetheless scored all three. In Chelsea's 7–2 thrashing of Sunderland in January 2010, Lampard scored twice to add to his league tally. On 27 January 2010, Lampard again scored two goals, in Chelsea's 3–0 win over Birmingham City in the Premier League. On 27 February, Lampard yet again scored twice against Manchester City but despite his contribution Chelsea went on to lose the game 4–2 at home, for the first time in 38 games.
Lampard, for the second time in his career, hit four goals in one match against Aston Villa on 27 March 2010 to bring his goal tally past 20, for the fifth consecutive season. This also brought him his 151st Chelsea goal, and it put him as the club's third highest scorer ever, overtaking Peter Osgood's record of 150. Lampard scored in a 3–0 win, again over Aston Villa, in the 2010 FA Cup semi-final. Lampard reached 20 league goals for the first time when he scored twice against Stoke City in Chelsea's 7–0 win on 25 April 2010. This milestone also represented the first time he had hit 25 in all competitions in a season. On 2 May, Lampard scored against Liverpool in the second last game of the season to give Chelsea a vital three points that took them to the top of the league by a single point. He scored one and assisted two other goals in the final match of the season where Chelsea thrashed Wigan Athletic 8–0 at Stamford Bridge to win the 2009–10 Premier League title and give him a remarkable 27 goals in the season. Lampard ended his season lifting the 2010 FA Cup as Chelsea beat Portsmouth 1–0 in the final.
The 2010–11 season began brightly for Lampard, being an integral part of Chelsea's system as usual. After a match against Stoke City in August 2010, which Chelsea won 2–0, it was revealed that Lampard was suffering from a hernia, which was successfully operated on. However, he suffered fresh injuries during training in mid-November, and remained sidelined for a further three weeks. Manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he injured his abductor muscle in his leg in training on 11 November, and would not be fit until December. He finally made his comeback after 4 months out injured against Tottenham Hotspur on 12 December, as a substitute in the 75th minute. Lampard scored a penalty in the 3–3 draw between Chelsea and Aston Villa on 2 January 2011, the first after returning from injury. On 9 January, Lampard scored twice and gave one assist in a 7–0 win against Ipswich Town in the FA Cup reaching the landmark of 201 career club goals.
On 1 February, Lampard scored a penalty against Sunderland, then produced an assist, with Chelsea ending up winning the game 4–2. Lampard then assisted for Nicolas Anelka in Chelsea's 2–0 victory gainst Copenhagen, in the Round of 16 match in the Champions League. On 1 March, Lampard scored the winning goal in a crucial 2–1 victory over Manchester United, keeping Chelsea's Premier League title hopes alive. Then in the next game, he scored two goals in Chelsea's 3–1 victory over Blackpool, and also contributed with an assist for John Terry to score.
In April 2011, Lampard scored his 11th goal of the season in a 3–0 victory against former club West Ham. Lampard scored again against Manchester United, but it proved to be only a consolation, as Chelsea lost 2–1 at Old Trafford, thus ending Chelsea's title hopes.
After not featuring in Chelsea's 4–1 win against Swansea City on 24 September, Lampard returned to the starting line-up for their Champions League group stage game against Valencia netting an important opening goal in their 1–1 draw. Lampard continued his fine form by netting his fifth Chelsea hat-trick on 2 October, in a 5–1 thrashing of Bolton.
In the eleventh round of the Premier League, Lampard scored the only goal of the match against Blackburn, with a diving header, giving Chelsea a win after two consecutive defeats. After starting the game against Manchester City on the bench, Lampard came on in the second half to score the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute. Lampard again proved to be the match-winner again as he scored in the 89th minute against Wolves, with the match finishing 2–1 to Chelsea.
On 25 February 2012, Lampard scored his tenth league goal of the season in Chelsea's 3–0 win against Bolton, becoming the only player to score at least 10 goals in nine consecutive seasons in the Premier League and his 149th all-time league goal.
Eleven days after the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea hosted Napoli in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16-second leg, trailing the Naples side 3–1 from the first leg. Lampard helped Chelsea make a remarkable comeback, assisting John Terry from a corner for the second goal and then equalising the aggregate score from the penalty spot with a powerful shot to the left of the goal. Branislav Ivanović sealed Chelsea's victory in extra-time. In the second leg of the quarter-finals of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League against Benfica, Lampard converted a crucial penalty to give Chelsea a 2–1 win at Stamford Bridge, and helping them advance with an aggregate score of 3–1. He scored the 150th Premier League goal of his career against Fulham in a 1–1 draw on 9 April 2012. In the semifinal of the FA Cup Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 5–1, in a match that would be remembered for an infamous "goal that never was" awarded to Chelsea's Juan Mata. Lampard assisted Didier Drogba for the first goal, and also scored the fourth goal for the Blues from a free kick 35-yards from goal.
Lampard was pivotal in the semi-finals of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League against the heavily favoured defending champions Barcelona. Bookmakers had Barcelona on the shortest odds to win a second consecutive Champions League title, and various commentators opined that Chelsea would have to produce their best two games of the season – and hope that Barca played their worst two – to upset the Catalan giants. In the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Lampard stripped Lionel Messi off the ball then played a cross-field pass to Ramires who setup Drogba for the only goal of the game giving Chelsea a 1–0 advantage. In the second leg at Camp Nou, Lampard assumed the captaincy after Terry was sent off early in the game. Down 2–0 to Barca just before half-time, Lampard assisted Ramires' goal with a through-pass which levelled the aggregate score at 2–2 while putting Chelsea ahead on away goals. Chelsea teammate Fernando Torres added another goal in stoppage time to give Chelsea a 3–2 victory overall and produce one of the greatest upsets in the history of European football. This set up Chelsea's match with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena for the Champions League final.
In the 2012 FA Cup Final, Lampard assisted Didier Drogba's winning goal in 2–1 win over Liverpool, the seventh FA Cup in Chelsea's history as well as the fourth of his career. Lampard captained Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, due to Terry's suspension. It was a match where Chelsea were considered to be the underdogs. After finishing 1–1 in normal time, the game went to a penalty shootout with Lampard successfully converting his team's third spot-kick, helping Chelsea win 4–3 on penalties. As Chelsea's skipper for the match, Lampard lifted the trophy with club captain John Terry. Lampard ended the 2011–12 season as Chelsea's topscorer with 16 goals in all competitions, along with 10 assists.
Lampard missed Euro 2012 with a thigh injury, but did play all of Chelsea's pre-season games, scoring against the MLS Allstars and Brighton and Hove Albion In Chelsea's first game of the new Premier League campaign, Lampard converted a penalty won by Eden Hazard as Chelsea brushed aside Wigan 2–0. In Chelsea's second game of the season, three days later against newly promoted Reading, he again converted a penalty won by Hazard, as Chelsea cruised to a 4–2 win. On 6 October, he scored his third league goal of the season in a 4–1 win against Norwich City. He marked his 500th appearance in the Premier League by scoring in an 8–0 win against Aston Villa on 23 December. On 30 December 2012, Lampard scored a brace as Chelsea came from a goal down in the game against Everton to win 2–1.
In the third round of the FA Cup, Lampard entered in the second half and scored a penalty in Chelsea's victory over Southampton. On 6 January 2013, Lampard's agent Steve Kutner announced that Lampard would not be offered a new contract with Chelsea and would leave when his contract expired in June 2013. On 12 January 2013, Lampard scored a penalty in the 4–0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. This goal made Lampard Chelsea's second highest goal scorer of all-time with 194 goals and moved him clear of Kerry Dixon and putting him 8 goals behind Bobby Tambling in first. He scored his 199th goal for Chelsea in a 4–0 FA Cup victory over Brentford on 17 February, becoming Chelsea's all-time leading FA Cup goalscorer with 26 goals. Lampard's 200th Chelsea goal came against his former club West Ham on 17 March 2013, heading home an Eden Hazard cross.
He equalled Bobby Tambling's record with a long range goal into the top left corner from just outside the box in the 61st minute in a league match against Aston Villa on 11 May. Then, later on in the 88th minute, he scored a second goal, breaking the record and securing a 2–1 victory for Chelsea. In the Europa League final on the following Wednesday, 15 May, Lampard captained the London club to a 2–1 victory over Benfica, securing the 11th major trophy of the Roman Abramovich era.
On the opening day of the season, Lampard scored a free-kick in a 2–0 win against newly promoted Hull City. On 1 October, he scored his 205th goal for Chelsea in a 4–0 win away to Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Champions League. On 23 November 2013, Lampard scored his 206th and 207th goals for Chelsea against his former club West Ham in a 3–0 win. Lampard moved to 4th on the all-time Premier League goal-scoring list on 2 December by beating Robbie Fowlers amount of 164 goals. On 22 February 2014, Lampard scored a stoppage-time winner against Everton, initially credited to John Terry but awarded to Lampard by the Dubious Goals Committee, keeping Chelsea in first place. On 2 April he played his 100th Champions League game, losing 3–1 to PSG. On 5 April 2014, Lampard scored 250th goal of his club career in a 3–0 win against Stoke City.
On 23 May 2014, Lampard was included on the list of players released by Chelsea. However, Lampard revealed that any contract talks with Chelsea would be decided after the 2014 World Cup, with a statement saying "he will meet with Chelsea before any consideration of a move elsewhere." On 3 June 2014, Chelsea confirmed Lampard would leave the club.
Signing and New York City controversy
On 24 July 2014 Lampard, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with New York City FC to commence ahead of the 2015 MLS season. It was announced at a live press conference in Brooklyn that he would be joining the club, which will enter Major League Soccer for the 2015 season. Sporting director Claudio Reyna hailed him as "one of the greatest players in world history". NYCFC's parent club Manchester City announced on 3 August 2014 that Lampard would join the club on a six-month deal ending in January 2015. Initially reported as a loan, reports emerged on 31 December 2014 that Lampard had signed a short-term contract with the club as a free agent with his MLS contract not to start until the end of his stay in Manchester. The same day, it was announced that Lampard would extend his contract with Manchester City until the end of the English season, missing the start of the 2015 MLS season and it was confirmed that Lampard had never been an MLS player with his arrival date in MLS unclear.
Lampard extending his stay in Manchester prompted an angry response from fans in New York, with NYCFC being accused of dishonesty for using the player in their promotional material and MLS Commissioner Don Garber being accused of poor leadership and a lack of transparency in his handling of the affair. On 1 January 2015, Manuel Pellegrini hinted that Lampard could extend his stay at Manchester City to a second season. On 9 January, Manchester City admitted that Lampard had never signed a two-year contract with NYCFC having instead originally signed a non-binding "commitment" to join the team. On the same day Lampard confirmed his intention to begin playing for NYCFC at the end of the 2014–15 Premier League season. Around 300 people asked for season ticket refunds in response to the affair, while the 2015 MLS SuperDraft started to a chant of “Where’s Frank Lampard?” from the crowd.
Lampard made his Manchester City debut on 13 September in a 2–2 away draw against Arsenal; he received a yellow card and was substituted at half time for Samir Nasri. He scored his first goal for the club on 21 September with a volley from inside the box, after only being on the field for seven minutes as a substitute, to level the scoreline at 1–1 in a home draw against Chelsea. This ended Chelsea's perfect winning streak in the season, but it was a goal which he did not celebrate and described as a very emotional day. In Lampard's first League Cup match for City three days later, he scored the first and last goals as the side defeated Sheffield Wednesday 7–0 at home in the third round. On 27 September, Lampard came on in the 71st minute, only to score another goal to make it four goals in four matches and his fourth that week. He made his first Champions League appearance on 30 September in Machester City's 1–1 draw with Roma. On 1 January 2015, the day after extending his stay with the club, Lampard scored the winner for City in a Premier League encounter against Sunderland. On 14 March 2015, Lampard made his 600th Premier League appearance, becoming the second player to do so after Ryan Giggs, coming on as a substitute during City's 1–0 defeat to Burnley. On 24 May, Lampard captained Manchester City in their final match of the season and the last of his spell with the club. He scored his 177th Premier League goal to give City the lead in an eventual 2–0 win over Southampton at the City of Manchester Stadium and was substituted for Jesús Navas in the 77th minute.
New York City
On 10 January 2015, Lampard signed a pre-contract to play for New York City FC in Major League Soccer, beginning on 1 July. Injury delayed his debut until 1 August, when he came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Andrew Jacobson in a 2–3 defeat to the Montreal Impact at the Yankee Stadium. On 16 September, he scored his first MLS goal as his teamC beat Toronto FC 2–0 to end a three-game losing streak. Eleven days later, Lampard scored the opening goal in a 2–1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 29th minute of play; he was later also fouled in the area in the final minute of stoppage time, which allowed David Villa to convert the match-winning goal from the resulting penalty. On 2 October, he scored New York City FC's fastest ever goal in MLS history in a 2–1 away defeat to D.C. United. The team finished the season outside a place for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Lampard was capped by England at youth level before making his under-21 debut on 13 November 1997 in a match against Greece. He played for the under-21 side from November 1997 to June 2000, and scored nine goals in 19 appearances, a mark bettered only by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers. He was capped once by England B, playing in a 2–1 home defeat to Chile on 10 February 1998.
Lampard earned his first cap for England on 10 October 1999 in a 2–1 friendly win over Belgium, and scored his first goal on 20 August 2003 in a 3–1 win over Croatia. Lampard became only the eighth English player to earn his 100th England cap, doing so in a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine, on 10 September 2013.
He was bypassed for Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, and had to wait until Euro 2004 to participate in his first international competition. England reached the quarter-finals with Lampard netting three goals in four matches. He scored against France and Croatia in the group stages, and in the quarter-final he equalised for England in the 112th minute against Portugal, bringing the scoreline to 2–2 but England lost on penalties. He was named in the team of the tournament by UEFA.
Post Euro 2004
He became a regular in the squad following the retirement of Paul Scholes, and was voted England Player of the Year by fans in 2004 and 2005. He was England's top-scorer in their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign with 5 goals. He scored two crucial goals in the qualifiers, the first against Austria in a 1–0 win, and the second, the winning goal against Poland.
2006 World Cup
In England's first game of the tournament against Paraguay, Lampard was named Man of the Match as England won 1–0. Though Lampard played every minute of England's 2006 World Cup matches, he went scoreless as England were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Portugal on penalties, and he was one of the three England players who missed their penalties, alongside Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
He scored in a 2–1 loss to Germany in a friendly at the new Wembley in 2007. He was booed by England supporters while coming on as a second-half substitute during England's Euro 2008 qualifying match against Estonia on 13 October 2007, and finished with one goal (in a 3–2 loss to Croatia on 21 November) as England failed to qualify for the tournament. He scored his first international goal in two years in a 4–0 win over Slovakia in March 2009, and also created another for Wayne Rooney. Lampard's goal was the 500th England goal scored at Wembley. On 9 September 2009, Lampard struck twice in England's 5–1 win against Croatia which secured their place at 2010 World Cup.
2010 World Cup and wrongly disallowed goal
In the round-of-16 match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against rivals Germany, Lampard had a first-half shot at goal that bounced off the crossbar and from TV replays was clearly seen to cross the goal line. If counted, it would have tied the game 2–2. However, neither the referee nor the linesman saw it as a goal, and play was continued. In the second-half, Lampard hit the cross-bar again, with a 30-yard free-kick. The final score was a 4–1 win for Germany, eliminating England from the tournament.
As England exited the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Lampard had already achieved the record of having made 37 shots on goal without scoring in a World Cup tournament, more than any other player since 1966.
On 8 February 2011, it was announced that Lampard would captain the national team against Denmark in a friendly played the next day after both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard were absent through injury. In the Euro 2012 qualifiers, Lampard netted two goals for England, both penalties. The first against Wales in a 2–0 win, and the latter vs Switzerland in a 2–2 draw, making Lampard England's most prolific penalty taker ever. In November 2011, Lampard captained England to a 1–0 friendly victory over current World Champions Spain, a game in which he scored the only goal. On 31 May 2012, he was ruled out of the Euro 2012 due to a thigh injury. He was subsequently replaced by Jordan Henderson.
2014 World Cup qualification
Lampard started England's first game in qualification and starred as England thrashed Moldova 5–0, with Lampard scoring his 24th and 25th England goals. His first goal was England's 100th ever penalty and his second was a header from a cross from Glen Johnson, after Steven Gerrard was substituted he captained the side.
2014 World Cup
On 12 May 2014, Lampard was named in the 23-man England squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and a week later he was named vice-captain. On 24 June, for the last game of the group stage, Lampard captained his England side to draw with Costa Rica 0–0.
Style of play
Widely regarded by pundits, managers, and team mates as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Lampard is an all-round and versatile box-to-box player, who is capable of playing anywhere in midfield; he has been deployed as a central midfielder, as an attacking midfielder, as a defensive midfielder, and even as a supporting striker on occasion. A hard-working player with stamina and an ability to read the game, Lampard is also capable of functioning creatively, due to his technique, vision, and passing range. In addition to his creative and defensive midfield roles, Lampard also possesses a keen eye for goal, due to his ability to make attacking runs, and his accurate, powerful shot from distance. These attributes enabled him to maintain a prolific goalscoring record throughout his career, despite his deep playing position. Lampard is also an accurate set-piece and penalty kick taker.
His father is Frank Lampard, Sr., the former West Ham United player and assistant manager who was still associated with the club when Lampard junior was playing for them. His mother Pat died in April 2008 aged 58 as a result of pneumonia. Lampard's uncle is Harry Redknapp and his cousin is Redknapp's son Jamie Redknapp.
In 2000, Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Kieron Dyer appeared on a sex video that was filmed at the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Channel 4 aired a brief clip as part of their 2004 documentary Sex, Footballers and Videotape, claiming it was used to "remind the viewer that this is based on real life." On 23 September 2001, Lampard, along with three other Chelsea players was fined two weeks wages by the club for his behaviour whilst on a drinking binge on 12 September. Lampard and the others had abused American tourists at a Heathrow hotel, just 24 hours after the 11 September attacks. A hotel manager stated "they were utterly disgusting. They just didn't seem to care about what had happened".
It was reported by Mensa in 2009 that Lampard showed an unusually high IQ score during neurological research carried out by the Chelsea doctor, Bryan English. English stated that "Frank Lampard scored one of the highest set of marks ever recorded by the company doing the tests".
Lampard features in EA Sports' FIFA video game series; he was on the cover for the International edition of FIFA 10, alongside Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 13 June 2015.
Lampard lives in Surrey and London. He has two daughters with his former fiancée, Spanish model Elen Rivas, Luna (born 22 August 2005) and Isla (born 20 May 2007). Since October 2009, Lampard has been in a relationship with presenter Christine Bleakley. On 15 June 2011, their engagement was announced by Lampard's agent.
On 24 April 2009, Lampard was involved in a radio confrontation with James O'Brien on the London radio station LBC 97.3. Newspapers had reported that following Lampard's split from Rivas their children were living with her in a small flat while Lampard had converted their family home into a bachelor pad. Lampard phoned in, objecting to criticism and asserting that he had fought "tooth and nail" to keep his family together.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|West Ham United||1995–96||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||—||2||0|
|Swansea City (loan)||1995–96||9||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||9||1|
|New York City||2015||10||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||3|
- As of match played 24 June 2014.
|England national team|
- West Ham United
- UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1999
- FA Premier Academy Under-19 League: 2
- Champions: 1998–99, 1999–2000
- FA Youth Cup: 1
- Winners: 1999
- Runners-up: 1996
- South East Counties League: 2
- Champions: 1995–96, 1997–98
- FA Premier League (3): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10
- FA Cup (4): 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
- Football League Cup (2): 2004–05, 2006–07
- FA Community Shield (2): 2005, 2009
- UEFA Champions League (1): 2011–12
- UEFA Europa League (1): 2012–13
- FIFA Player of the year Silver Award (1): 2005
- Ballon d'Or Silver Award (1): 2005
- FWA Footballer of the Year (1): 2005
- PFA Fans' Player of the Year (1): 2005
- PFA Merit Award (1): 2015
- FWA Tribute Award (1): 2010
- Premier League Player of the Season (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
- PFA Team of the Year (5): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
- FIFPro World XI (2): 2005
- UEFA Midfielder of the year: 2008
- England Player of the Year Award (2): 2004, 2005
- ESM Team of the Year (3): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10
- UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (1): 2004
- FA Cup Final Man of the Match (1): 2007
- Premier League Player of the Month Award (4): September 2003, April 2005, October 2005, October 2008
- Premier league player of the decade (Official Statistics): 2001–10
- Barclays Merit Award (164 consecutive Appearances)
- Chelsea Player of the year: 2004, 2005, 2009
- Best player of FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
- Best player of Carling Cup: 2004–05, 2006–07
- Premier League leader in assists (3): 2004–05: 16 assists, 2005–06: 10 assists, 2009–10: 17 assists
- Premier League 20 Seasons Awards : Premier League 500 Club
- MLS All-Star: 2015
- NYCFC Etihad Player of the month: September 2015
- New York City's Ride of Fame: Immortal
- Top Scorer
- 2006–07 FA Cup Top Scorer (1): 2006–07
- All-time top Goalscorer of Chelsea FC: 211 goals
- Top goalscorers by season of Chelsea FC (5): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13
- Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 358. ISBN 1-85291-665-6.
- "Frank Lampard Profile". Chelsea FC. 8 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Frank Lampard finally signs MLS contract to play with NYCFC". ESPN FC. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- Ornstein, David. "Man City extend Lampard contract". BBC Sport (London). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Skillen, Charlie (10 September 2013). "As Lampard joins Moore, Charlton, Shilton and Beckham in winning 100th cap, is it time to rank him among the England greats?". Daily Mail (London).
- Aditya M S. "World Football: The Top 10 Midfielders of the Past Decade". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Barlow, Matt (31 October 2008). "Scolari and Terry hail Chelsea 'world beater' Frank Lampard". Daily Mail (London).
- "Bobby Tambling: Frank Lampard is Chelsea's greatest ever player and I hope he breaks my record". The Daily Telegraph (London). 28 March 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "John Terry: Frank Lampard is Chelsea greatest player ever". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "Frank Lampard: New York City FC sign ex-Chelsea midfielder". BBC Sport. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "Brad Friedel's Barclays Premier League appearance record ends". Premier League. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Striking it rich – football's top ten highest earners are revealed". Mail Online. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- 2009–10 Premier League
- "Chelsea wait proves worthwhile for Lampard –". UEFA official website. 20 May 2012.
- "Clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Chelsea let Lampard and Cole leave club". ITV. 23 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-05-24. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Frank Lampard". The Times (London). Retrieved 26 June 2010.
- Lamps is Player of the Year[dead link]. Chelsea FC. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- Beech, Richard. "Frank Lampard joins New York City – reaction as Chelsea veteran quits Stamford Bridge". Daily Mirror (London). Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "All Time Player Records". http://www.premiersoccerstats.com/. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
- "Players". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "To be Frank...Lampard". FourFourTwo. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 31 January 1996". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Frank Jnr Lampard". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 17 August 1996". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Aston Villa v West Ham United". www.11v11.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Lampard hits out at Hammers". www1.skysports.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 9 August 1997". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 19 November 1997". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Premier League 1998–99". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Harry Redknapp". www.officialplayersites.com. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Football: Lampard's cracker; West Ham United 1 Heerenveen 0.(Sport)". www.highbeam.com. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- "Game played 24 July 1999". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 24 August 1999". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Game played 16 September 1999". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- Harry Redknapp. Harry Redknapp – The Autobiography. John Blake publishing. ISBN 9781843589426.
- "West Ham 5–4 Bradford City". BBC Sport. 12 February 2000. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Premier League 1999–2000". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Premier League 2000–01". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Redknapp leaves West Ham". Daily Telegraph (London). 9 May 2001. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- Winter, Henry (29 November 2003). "On the spot – Frank Lampard". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Chelsea agree £11m Lampard deal". BBC News. 11 June 2001.
- "Chelsea 2–2 Monaco". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "Henry named FWA player of year". Chinadaily.com.cn. 11 May 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- "Premier League – Statistics". Premier League. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
- "Chelsea 2–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2004.
- "Tottenham 0–2 Chelsea". BBC News. 15 January 2005.
- "Chelsea 4–2 Barcelona". BBC Sport. 8 March 2005.
- "Stylish Chelsea seize command". Uefa.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "4thegame.com". Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Chelsea's Lampard is writers' player of the year". Yahoo!. 6 May 2005. Archived from the original on 27 November 2005. Retrieved 6 January 2007.
- "Lamps and Terry honoured". Football Association. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- "Ronaldinho scoops European award". BBC Sport. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2006.
- "Ronaldinho wins world award again". BBC Sport. 19 December 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2006.
- "Lampard 164 and out". The Guardian (London). 29 December 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Chelsea 2–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 24 September 2005.
- "Match Report: Everton 3 Chelsea 2". Chelsea F.C. 17 December 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- "Lampard triumphs in FA Cup award". BBC Sport. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2007.
- "Mourinho proud of Chelsea players". Eurosport. 20 May 2007. Archived from the original on 21 May 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2007.
- "Frank and the Full 100 Club". Chelsea F.C. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- Barlow, M. (17 February 2008). "A ton of thanks – Lampard's salute after reaching Chelsea milestone". Daily Mail (London). Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Lamps signs mega deal". Malaysian Star Online. 13 August 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2008.
- "Frank Lampard and Chelsea put a stop to Hull's capital gains". Telegraph.co.uk. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- PA Sport (2 November 2008). "Scolari hails centurion Lampard". The World Game. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "THE LAMPARD 100 GOAL PUZZLE – PART TWO". Chelsea FC. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- "Rafa and Lamps claim Prem gongs". TeamTalk. 15 November 2008. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
- "Drogba, Lampard See Chelsea Past West Brom". IBN Live. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
- Smith, David (29 December 2008). "Lampard rallies team-mates after Chelsea's title bid falters at Fulham". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 3 January 2009.
- "England stars Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and John Terry on short list for FIFA World Player of the Year". Mail Online. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- McNulty, Phil (27 March 2010). "Chelsea 7 – 1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- McNulty, Phil (9 May 2010). "Chelsea 8 – 0 Wigan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- Pengelly, Martin (12 November 2010). "Chelsea's Frank Lampard out for 'two to three weeks' with new injury". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- Tottenham 1–1 Chelsea: Gomes Saves Late Drogba Penalty To Deny Champions Vital Win After Gifting Blues’ Leveller. Goal.
- "Chelsea Vs Aston Villa Highlights". Football Locks. 4 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Sunderland vs Chelsea Escalações e Estatísticas". Goal.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2012-10-11.
- "Chelsea vs Man Utd Escalações e Estatísticas". Goal.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2012-10-12.
- "Blackpool vs Chelsea Escalações e Estatísticas". Goal.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2012-10-12.
- "Chelsea vs West Ham Escalações e Estatísticas". Goal.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-09-03.
- "Man Utd 2–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 8 May 2011.
- (Portuguese) Chelsea vs Norwich City Comentário AO VIVO. Goal.
- "Report: Chelsea v Swansea City – Barclays Premier League – ESPN Soccernet". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Burt, Jason (28 September 2011). "Valencia 1 Chelsea 1: match report". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- (Portuguese) Valencia arranca empate com Chelsea no final. Goal.
- (Portuguese) "Bolton W vs Chelsea:play-by-play". Goal.
- (Portuguese) www.goal.com. www.goal.com (27 September 2012).
- (Portuguese) Chelsea vence o City dentro de casa. Goal (27 September 2012).
- "Wolves 1–2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "Chelsea 3–0 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- (Portuguese) Chelsea consegue classificação dramática. Goal.
- (Portuguese) Champions: Chelsea vence e vai para a semi. Goal (27 September 2012).
- "Tottenham vs Chelsea Escalações e Estatísticas". Goal.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-09-03.
- "How Chelsea can edge past Barcelona to reach the UEFA Champions' League final". Periscope Post. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Messi makes a mess of things for Barcelona". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "MATCH REPORT: BARCELONA 2 CHELSEA 2 (2–3 ON AGG)". Chelseafc.com. Archived from the original on 2014-04-14. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- (Portuguese) Chelsea elimina Barça e vai para final. Goal.
- (Portuguese) Chelsea é campeão da Copa da Inglaterra. Goal (27 September 2012).
- "Chelsea captain Lampard relishes underdog role – The Globe and Mail". Toronto. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012.
- (Portuguese) Chelsea é campeão da Champions League. Goal.
- McNulty, Phil. (19 May 2012) Chelsea 1–1 Bayern Munich (aet, 4–3 pens). BBC Sport.
- "Frank Lampard ruled out of England's Euro 2012 squad". BBC Sport. 31 May 2012.
- "MATCH REPORT: MLS ALL-STARS 3 CHELSEA". Chelseafc.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014.[dead link]
- "MATCH REPORT: BRIGHTON 3 CHELSEA 1". Chelseafc.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014.[dead link]
- Sanghera, Mandeep. (22 August 2012) Chelsea 4–2 Reading. BBC Sport.
- Sanghera, Mandeep. "Chelsea 4–1 Norwich". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Phillips, Owen. "Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Ladyman, Ian (30 December 2012). "Everton 1 Chelsea 2: Lampard delivers again as Blues recover from early blow to move back into third place". Daily Mail (London).
- "Southampton v Chelsea – 5th Jan 2013". .skysports.com. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- "Frank's finished: Lampard's Chelsea career ENDS in June, with no hope of reprieve". Daily Mirror (London). 6 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.[dead link]
- "Agent confirms Lampard's Chelsea exit". FIFA.com. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.[dead link]
- "Chelsea beat Stoke 4–0 at the Britannia Stadium". Sky Sports. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "FRANK LAMPARD 194 CHELSEA GOALS". Official Chelsea F.C. website. 14 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "Premier League Chelsea too good for Brentford in FA Cup". Sky Sports. 17 February 2013.
- James, Stuart (11 May 2013). "Frank Lampard determined to stay after breaking Chelsea goal record". London: The Guardian.
- Wallace, Sam (15 May 2013). "Rafa Benitez's parting gift: Chelsea win Europa League". The Independent (London).
- "LAMPARD SIGNS". Chelsea F.C. 16 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- "Frank Lampard signs new one-year contract at Chelsea". The Guardian (London). 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- Ornstein, David. "Chelsea 2–0 Hull City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Saj Chowdhury. "Steaua Bucharest 0–4 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- Bevan, Chris (23 November 2013). "West Ham United 0–3 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- Young, Colin (2 December 2013). "He's passed Fowler and has Henry, Shearer and Lampard in his sights... so, will Rooney become the sharpest shooter of them all?". Daily Mail (London).
- "Goals panel ruins Terry's Chelsea return". ESPN.co.uk. 27 February 2014.
- Phillips, Owen (22 February 2014). "Chelsea 1–0 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
- "Ronaldo and Lampard reach century of matches – UEFA Champions League – News". UEFA.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 3 STOKE CITY 0". Chelsea F.C. 5 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Lampard to decide Chelsea future after World Cup". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Frank Lampard: Chelsea midfielder to leave Stamford Bridge". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- Peck, Brooks (24 July 2014). "Frank Lampard unveiled as NYCFC's fourth player on two-year deal". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
- "BBC Sport - Frank Lampard: Man City boss confirms loan deal until January". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Frank Lampard in limbo at Manchester City as registration expires on New Year's Day". Telegraph.co.uk. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Manchester City: Frank Lampard's deal from New York extended". BBC News. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "With Lampard extension, Man City shows lack of regard for NYC fans". SI.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Premier League: Manchester City extend Frank Lampard's contract until end of season". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Jamie Jackson. "Manchester City have ‘no agreement with New York’ over Frank Lampard". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "BBC Sport - Frank Lampard: Man City stay prompts New York fans' outrage". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Lampardgate: Where are MLS and New York City FC?". Empire of Soccer. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "ASN article: Frank Lampard Debacle Makes MLS Look Foolish". Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Jamie Jackson. "Manuel Pellegrini hints Frank Lampard could stay at City next season". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Premier League forced to step in after Manchester City mislead supporters over Frank Lampard deal". Telegraph.co.uk. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Jamie Jackson. "Manchester City admit Frank Lampard never signed two-year deal with NYCFC". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "New York FC confesses Frank Lampard signing was a fraud". New York Post. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Guardian sport. "Frank Lampard: I signed commitment with NYCFC, not Manchester City". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- Daniel Taylor. "Frank Lampard’s New York City FC: making of a team no one has seen play". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- McNulty, Phil. "Arsenal 2–2 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- McNulty, Phil. "Manchester City 1–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Man City 7–0 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- Keegan, Mike. "Hull City 2–4 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- McNulty, Phil. "Manchester City 1–1 Roma". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Daniel Taylor. "Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland - Premier League match report". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Frank Lampard reaches 600 Premier League appearances". mcfc.co.uk (Manchester City FC). 15 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- "Man City 2-0 Southampton". BBC. 24 May 2015.
- Brenner, Steve (1 August 2015). "New York City 2-3 Montreal Impact: Frank Lampard makes debut from substitutes' bench as his side fall to home league defeat". Daily Mail. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Associated Press (16 September 2015). "Lampard scores in New York City FC's win over Toronto FC, Revs in first". ESPN FC. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "New York City FC holding on to playoff hopes after "pure mania" vs. Vancouver". MLS Soccer. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "Frank Lampard scores New York City's fastest-ever MLS goal". Sky Sports. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "New York City FC's first season far from a failure even without playoffs". Soccerly. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- "1990–2000". England Football Online. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "England Under-21 Goalscorers". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Chris Hatherall (5 July 2004). "Four All-Star Lions". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
- "And the winner is..". The Football Association. 20 January 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- "England 2–1 Poland". BBC News. 12 October 2005.
- "England 1–0 Austria". BBC News. 8 October 2005.
- McNulty, Phil (10 June 2006). "England 1–0 Paraguay". BBC News.
- "Frank Lampard". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 9 December 2006.[dead link]
- McKenzie, Andrew (22 August 2007). "England 1–2 Germany". BBC News.
- "Barnes angered by Lampard booing". BBC Sport. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2007.
- "England cruise to victory". The Football Association. 28 March 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2014.[dead link]
- England 5 1 Croatia England recreate Magic of Munich goal.com
- Garside, Kevin (27 June 2010). "England v Germany: Frank Lampard's disallowed goal highlights stupidity of Fifa". The Daily Telegraph (London).
- Rogers, Simon (27 June 2010). "England v Germany: match statistics". The Guardian (London).
- "Frank Lampard to captain England against Denmark". BBC Sport. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- (Portuguese) País de Gales vs Inglaterra Escalações e Estatísticas. Goal.
- "England 2–2 Switzerland". BBC News. 4 June 2011.
- (Portuguese) www.goal.com. www.goal.com (27 September 2012).
- "Lampard handed England armband". ESPNSoccerent. 14 August 2012.
- McNulty, Phil. (7 September 2012) Moldova 0–5 England. BBC Sport.
- McNulty, Phil. (11 September 2012) England 1–1 Ukraine. BBC Sport.
- "San Marino 0–8 England player ratings". Daily Mirror (London). 22 March 2013.
- "World Cup 2014: England name Ross Barkley in squad". BBC Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- "Frank Lampard: England midfielder named vice-captain". BBC Sport. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- "England's World Cup ended without even the scant consolation of a victory as they played out a tame draw with Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte.". BBC Sport. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
- "Frank Lampard retires from duty after 106 caps". BBC Sport. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football after 106 caps and 29 goals for England". Daily Mail (London). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- "World Football: The Top 10 Midfielders of the Past Decade". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Lampard's world bid". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Scolari and Terry hail Chelsea 'world beater' Frank Lampard". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "The Evolving Tactical Role of Chelsea's Frank Lampard". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Lampard, il vizietto è il gol". Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Lampard smashes in jaw-dropping free-kick to remind Mourinho of his class as Chelsea make storming start to the season". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- "Lampard may be the master of penalties, but I'm more than a match for him, says Brentford keeper Moore". Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Abrams, Jonny (15 September 2009). "Top Ten: Educated Footballers". blog.sport.co.uk. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
- Stephen Naysmith (15 August 2004). "Channel 4 to show alleged Premiership sex video". CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Chelsea four fined for drunken abuse". The Daily Telegraph (London). 23 September 2001. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
- "Footballer Frank Lampard reported to have a high IQ". Mensa. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- "Lampard confirms his place on the right wing". Daily Mail (London). 7 November 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
- "International FIFA 13 Covers". http://www.fifauteam.com. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- "Birthday Honours 2015: Van Morrison and Kevin Spacey head list". BBC News. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Rives gives birth to footballer's second daughter". nowmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
- "Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard engaged after LA proposal - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Lampard vents anger at 'heartless' comments live on radio". The Independent (London). 24 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
- "Frank Lampard's call to LBC: The full transcript". The Independent (London). 24 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
- "Frank Lampard profile". Chelsea F.C. official website. Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- "Frank Lampard profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- Includes other competitive competitions such as the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup
- Frank Lampard at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Frank Lampard". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- "Frank Lampard". englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "Ronaldinho wins world award again". BBC Sport.
- "Ronaldinho scoops European award". BBC Sport.
- "Lampard scoops award from writers". BBC Sport.
- "Lamaprd wins PFA fans' Player of the Year". Chelsea F.C.
- "Lampard celebrates FWA tribute". SkySports.
- "SEASONAL AWARDS 2004/05". archive.org. Archived from the original on 11 December 2006.
- "FA Premier League 2005/2006 fixture". Football-Lineups.
- "Frank Lampard Manchester City". Football-Lineups.
- Beaard, Raymond. "FIFPro World XI 2004/2005". FIFPro World Players' Union.
- "UEFA Club Football Awards". UEFA.com. 1 May 2011.
- "Frank Lampard's England career – in pictures". The Guardian (London).
- "ESM XI". rsssf.com.
- "UEFA EURO 2004™ – News". archive.org. Archived from the original on 7 July 2004.
- "Frank Lampard". englandbettingodds.com.
- "My Football Facts & Stats – Premier League – Player of the Month Awards". myfootballfacts.com.
- "Player of the year awards". Chelsea F.C.[dead link]
- "Barclays Premier League Statistics – ESPN FC". espnfc.com.
- "Most assists Premier League 05/06". Statbunker football.
- "Most assists Premier League 09/10". Statbunker football.
- "Football Extravaganza starts 20 Seasons celebrations". premierleague.com.
- "Sebastian Giovinco, Kei Kamara among 22 players named to 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game roster". Major League Soccer. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- "Frank Lampard finally finding form, scoring touch with NYCFC". NYDailyNews.com.
- "FA Cup 2006/2007 » Top Scorer". worldfootball.net.
- "Frank Lampard: Chelsea midfielder to leave Stamford Bridge". BBC Sport.
- "Chelsea Player Statistics (2004–05)". mychelseafc.com.
- "Previous Statistics". mychelseafc.com.
- "Chelsea Player Statistics (2007–08)". mychelseafc.com.
- "Chelsea Player Statisrtics (2011–12)". mychelseafc.com.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Frank Lampard.|
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Frank Lampard|
- Frank Lampard – FIFA competition record
- Frank Lampard – UEFA competition record
- Frank Lampard's career statistics at Soccerbase
- ESPN profile
- Sky Sports profile[dead link]
- Premier League profile
- Goal.com profile