Frank Lampard Fan Club

☆Personal information:
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● Full name: Frank James Lampard, Jr.
● Date of birth: 20 June 1978
● Place of birth: Romford, London, England
● Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
● Playing position: Midfielder
● Weight: 85 Kg.

☆Club information:
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● Current club: Chelsea
● Kit Number:8

☆ Goals
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● England►21
● Chelsea►136
● West Ham►38



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Biography:

Frank Lampard was born into a footballing family. He is the son of Frank Lampard, Sr., a former England fullback and two-time FA Cup winner with West Ham United. His mother, Pat, died of pneumonia on 24 April 2008, and since her death his goal celebration has consisted of pointing to the sky and looking upwards as a tribute.

His uncle is Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp, and his cousin, Jamie Redknapp, spent 12 seasons with Liverpool and earned 17 caps for England before retiring in 2005. Lampard was educated at Brentwood School, an independent school in Essex, where he was a classmate of television personality Jodie Marsh. He gained an A* in his Latin GCSE.

Club career
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West Ham United
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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, and scoring his first senior goal in a game against Brighton & Hove Albion.[4] Lampard made nine league appearances for Swansea City before returning to West Ham in January 1996, with whom he played his first match at the end of the month against Coventry City, 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 1997–98 campaign to score his first goal for West Ham, which came in a road victory over Barnsley. He became a starter in 1998–99 and appeared in every match as West Ham finished fifth in the Premier League 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 in London by joining Chelsea for an £11 million fee.

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Chelsea
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Lampard's Premiership debut with Chelsea came on 19 August 2001 in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United, while his first red card came in a match against Tottenham Hotspur on 16 September. He scored a total of seven goals in all competitions. Lampard appeared in all of Chelsea's league matches and scored 8 goals in the 2001-02 season. He netted the match-winner in Chelsea's 2002-03 season-opener against Charlton Athletic, and scored his first European goal in a UEFA Cup first-round loss to Viking FK.
Lampard warming up for Chelsea.

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. He reached double figures in league goals (10) for the first time in his career, in addition to four goals in fourteen Champions League matches, as Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals.

Lampard played in all thirty-eight Premiership 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. He won the first major trophy of his career as Chelsea bagged their first Premiership title in fifty years, by a 12-point margin. Though Chelsea were eliminated in the Champions League semifinals by league rivals Liverpool, they took home the Football League Cup, in which Lampard scored twice in six matches. He landed his first personal award by being named the FWA Footballer of the Year.

He netted a career-high 16 league goals in 2005-06, which marked an increase for the fifth consecutive season. In September 2005, Lampard was selected as a member of the inaugural FIFPro World XI.[8] His record of consecutive Premiership 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.[9] The streak began on 13 October 2001, during his first season with the club. He finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho for both the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
Lampard in 2007.

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 and scored his 77th goal for Chelsea in a 3-2 win over Everton F.C. on 17 December, overtaking Dennis Wise as Chelsea's highest scoring midfielder. Lampard finished with 21 goals in all competitions, including a career-high six FA Cup goals; he had scored seven Cup goals in his first eleven seasons combined. 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 quarterfinal draw with Tottenham Hotspur after having trailed 3-1, and he was named the FA Cup’s player-of-the-round for his performance. In a postmatch interview following Chelsea's FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United, Lampard said he wanted to stay at the club "forever."

Lampard suffered through an injury-riddled 2007-08 campaign and played in only 24 matches, which represented his fewest since 1996-97 and ended a 10-year streak of at least 31 Premiership appearances per season. 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. He scored four goals in a 6-1 rout of Derby County on 12 March. 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 semifinal against Liverpool, who were eliminated on 4-3 aggregate due to a penalty he took in the first period of extra time. In the final against Manchester United, he tied the score in the 45th minute and the match ended at 1-1 after extra time.

On 13 August 2008, Lampard signed a new 5-year, £39.2 million contract with Chelsea, making him the highest-paid Premiership player. He started the 2008-09 season by scoring five goals in his first eleven league matches, and scored his hundredth career Premiership 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 the span of two days, the first being against West Bromwich Albion and the latter two against Fulham.

International career
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Lampard was first spotted by England U-21 manager Peter Taylor, and his U-21 debut came on 13 November 1997 in a match against Greece. He played for the U-21s from November 1997 to June 2000, and scored nine goals, a mark bettered only by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers with thirteen apiece.

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 defeat of Croatia. He was bypassed for Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup finals, 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, and he was named in the team of the tournament by UEFA. 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.

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. 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 (a 3-2 loss to Croatia on 21 November) as England failed to qualify for the tournament.