Frank James Lampard is an English professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of Premier League club Chelsea. As a player, he is widely considered to be one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players, and one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.
A creative and technically gifted box-to-box midfielder, Lampard began his career in 1995 at West Ham United, the club where his father, Frank Lampard Sr., also played. He is best known for his time at London rivals Chelsea, whom he signed for in 2001 for £11 million. In his thirteen years with the club, Lampard established himself as a prolific scorer from midfield, becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 211 goals scored in all competitions. He also won three Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, four FA Cups, a UEFA Europa League title, and two Football League Cups. In 2005, he was named FWA Footballer of the Year, and finished runner-up for both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. After leaving Chelsea, Lampard played for league rivals Manchester City and Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City before retiring in 2017.