Today’s player in focus features former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard
Frank James Lampard born on 20th June, 1978, is an English Professional manager and a former player and coach for Premier League club Chelsea.
Lampard began his professional playing career with West Ham as a box-to-box midfielder, making 148 appearances between 1995 and 2001 for the Hammers.
In 2001, he joined Chelsea for a fee of £11 million. During his thirteen years spell with the club [Chelsea], Lampard established himself as a prolific goal scorer from midfield, becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading top scorer, with 211 goals in all competitions.
Lampard was released by Chelsea in 2014, after which he had stint with Manchester City in the Premier League and Major League Soccer club New York City before retiring in 2017.
At international level, Lampard played 106 matches for the England national team, making his debut in 1999 and representing the Three Lions at three different FIFA World Cups tournaments in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and the UEFA EURO 2004, scoring 29 goals for the national team.
As a player, Lampard is one of nine players and the only midfielder to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League, he is also fourth in the Premier League’s all-time assists table, with 102 assists.
Among some of the honours Frank Lampard holds includes: UEFA Intertoto Cup -1, Premier League -3, FA Cup -4, FA League Cup -2, FA Community Shield -2, UEFA Champions League -1, UEFA Europa League -1.