Frank Lampard is possibly the most prolific goalscoring midfielder to ever grace the footballing pitch. He is Chelsea Football Club’s top scorer with 211 goals and recently the London-based club manager.
Chelsea fans all over the world still rever Frank Lampard. Even today, they sing praises about his achievements and his sacrifices for the club, and rightly so.
Players like Frank come once in a generation. They are the jewels of the footballing world. One has to rough out the edges of the diamond for its beauty to shine truly.
West Ham Football Club and its fans couldn’t see the diamond they had with them, but Chelsea did. They roughed out the edges and made him the gem he turned out to be. The football club and its fans will never forget the contributions of Frank.
Here we look at Frank’s career, achievements, family, and lifestyle. But first, let’s go through the quick facts.
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Frank Lampard | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Frank James Lampard|
|Birth Date||20 June 1978|
|Birth Place||Romford, London England|
|Nick Name||Lamp, Lampsy, Super Frank, Super Frankie|
|Father’sName||Frank Lampard Sr.|
|Siblings||Claire Lampard, Natalie Lampard|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.84m)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lbs)|
|Shoe Size||10 UK|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurement||CHEST – 40 IN or 102 CM, ARMS / BICEPS – 13 IN or 36 CM, WAIST – 33 IN or 86 CM|
|Wife||Christine Lampard (married in 2015)|
|Kids||Luna and Isla, Patricia|
|Ex-Fiance||Spanish Model Elen Rivas|
|Profession||Former player and Football Manager|
|Kit/ Jersey Number as a Player||8 (Chelsea, West Ham United U18 and New York City FC), 18 ( Manchester and West Ham)|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
|Currently Works for||Chelsea Football Club|
|Active Since||1995-2016 (As a player)
2018- present ( As a manager)
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook|
|Merch||Frankies Magic Football Collection, The Autobiography of Frank Lampard, Phone Case, T-shirt, Signed Photo, Canvas Poster|
|Last Update||August, 2022|
Frank Lampard: Career
It was 11 May when Chelsea Football Club was facing Aston Villa in a Premier League match. The match was not going well for the club as they were 1-0 down during halftime.
Then, just like countless times before, Frank Lampard scored the 202nd goal of his Chelsea career to level the match at 1-1. Scoring goals would have been another day at the office for Frank, but it was not.
The goal not only had significant importance for the game, but it was also a milestone in Lampard’s career. In particular, he had equaled the goalscoring record previously held by another Chelsea Legend, Bobby Tambling.
Then, in the 88th minute of the match, Lampard scored the winning goal, which handed Chelsea three crucial points and made him the club’s leading goal scorer with 203 goals.
This match was the perfect example anyone could give about the importance and the leading capabilities of Frank Lampard throughout his tenure at the Chelsea Football Club.
Early Years at West Ham
His accomplishments are even more extraordinary when we start to look at his early years, as he was never really seen as the serial goalscoring midfielder he became in his later years.
When Lampard made his debut for his hometown club West Ham United on 31 January 1996, many West Ham fans criticized him.
Many of them thought that the only reason Frank got his opportunity was because of his father, Frank Lampard Sr.
Since Frank Sr. was a legend of the football club and also Frank Jr.’s uncle Harry Redknapp was the manager of the football club at the time, the younger Lampard faced criticism.
Many of those fans thought that his involvement in the first team was only due to nepotism, which made their hate grow for Frank over time. He stayed a further six years at the club, making 189 appearances and scoring 39 goals.
He never felt appreciated by the fans as he was always seen as “Frank Lampard’s Son” as long as he was at the club.
Therefore, after the 2000-2001 season, he left the club to join Chelsea, where he would eventually become the greatest goalscoring midfielder in the premier league history.
Golden years at Chelsea Football Club
Frank joined Chelsea for 15 million pounds. It was a massive sum of money for a player at the time. Therefore there was a lot expected of him from the start. He had a mild start for a standard player during the first three years at the club.
But his big breakthrough season coincided with the arrival of the self-proclaimed “Special One” Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho, fresh from winning the treble with FC Porto, decided that he wanted to pursue a new challenge in his career, and there was none better than Chelsea Football Club.
Jose saw Chelsea as an up-and-coming team, which had many potentials but lacked some missing pieces to become a genuinely great and tittle winning team.
Frank took his gameplay to a whole new level with the arrival of a manager who matched his ambitions in becoming a winner.
The English scored 13 goals (19 overall) in the league and accumulated a league-high 16 assists, helping Chelsea win the Premier League. It ended the London Based club’s 50 years wait for a league title.
His contributions bagged him the Barclays Player of The Year along with the Football Writers Association Player of the Year award. The following year Chelsea retained their League title, with Lampard scoring a career-high 16 league goals.
He was selected in the FIFA World XI that year. The fans of West Ham always criticized Lampard during his tenure at the club. Therefore, getting selected for the FIFPro World XI was a milestone in his career.
He had finally become the great player he wanted to be. The future could only be bright for such a talented young footballer. Frank stayed at Chelsea until the summer of 2014. During his time at the club, the record goalscorer had countless memorable moments.
He scored the equalizer during the 2008 Champions League Final, which they lost in penalties to Manchester United. Lampard eventually won the Champions League in 2012, beating Bayern Munich.
The box-to-box midfielder signed a two-year contract with New York City FC, who subsequently loaned him to Manchester City for one season. Lampard returned to his parent club after a year-long loan and ended his playing career at the club.
Frank Lampard: Stats & Achievements
Frank amassed several individual and team awards throughout his 13 years of stay at the club, which eventually made him the greatest player ever to play for the football club.
Only a handful of players have achieved what the Chelsea legend has achieved in his career. Lampard’s impressive haul of achievements are listed below:
- Premier League: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2009-2010
- F.A Cup: 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
- Football League Cup: 2004-2005, 2006-2007
- F.A Community Shield: 2005, 2009
- UEFA Champions League: 2011-2012
- UEFA Europa League: 2012-2013
His awards are even more extraordinary and are listed below:
- 2005 FIFA Player of the Year Runner Up
- Ballon d’Or Runner Up 2005
- 2005 FWA Footballer of the Year Award
- Fans’ Player of the Year Award 2005
- 2004-05 Premier League Player of the Season
- 2004-05, 2008-09, 2009-10 Premier League top assist provider
- 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 PFA Team of the Year
- 2005 FIFPro World XI
- 2004, 2005 England Player of the Year Award
- 2004 UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament
- 2008 UEFA Midfielder of the Year
- 2004, 2005, 2009 Chelsea Player of the Year
- September 2003, April 2005, October 2005, October 2008 Premier League Player of the Month
- October 2019 Premier League Manager of the Month
Overall Career Statistics
Frank Lampard broke a lot of records during his career. He is Chelsea Football Club’s all-time leading goal scorer. Lampard scored a total of 211 goals and 150 assists in 648 appearances.
What’s even more impressive is that Lampard is a genuine box-to-box midfielder. He achieved all of his goals while also fulfilling his defensive duties for the team.
The former English international left Chelsea during the summer of 2014 and subsequently joined Manchester City, where he scored eight goals and managed four assists in his 38 appearances for the club.
As fate would have it, Lampard came on in the 78th minute of the match and inevitably scored against the club with whom he achieved all his success.
It was a bittersweet moment for both Frank as well as Chelsea. They were accustomed to seeing the English international score for them instead of against them. The game eventually ended 1-1.
Frank also played in the MLS for New York City FC. He made 31 appearances for the capital-based club scoring 15 goals and managing a further four assists.
A lesser-known fact is that Frank was a youth product of the West Ham Football Club amongst the younger generation.
The record goalscorer for Chelsea stayed at West Ham for six years. He accumulated 32 goals and 20 assists in his 171 appearances for the Hammers.
Playing for their national team is every footballer’s dream. The box-to-box midfielder managed to appear 106 times for the three lions scoring 26 goals along the way.
Retirement from Playing Career
As a 32-year-old profound football player, Frank Lampard thinks it is the right time to end his 21 years of playing career here. He enjoyed his time with all the teams that he played for.
Frank made 600 appearances for Chelsea,106 England Cups winning three Premier League trophies, one Champions League title with the club.
Frank Lampard: Managerial Career
Prior to joining Derby County, Frank was a youth coach at Chelsea appointed on July 1, 2017, and was in charge until July 30, 2018.
During the period, around May 2018, Frank got appointed as manager of Championship club Derby County on a three-year deal. His first game as manager was a 2-1 away win for Derby with Tom Lawrence at Reading.
Frank’s first loss was against Leeds United on 11 August. As a matter of fact, in just his 12th game as in charge, he took over the win against Premier League club Manchester United in the EFL Cup on penalties, followed by a 2–2 draw at Old Trafford.
The Leeds confirmed their position at the top of the Championship table after a 2–0 defeat in the return fixture against Leeds United at Elland Road. But there was a whole lot of conspiracy going on behind this win.
Leed’s head coach Marcelo Bielsa himself admitted he had sent a spy the previous day to the Derby training ground. Later, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino described the incident as ‘not a big deal” in Argentina.
Lampard headed the club to the Championship play-offs after allowing them to finish 6th in the 2018–19 Championship season. However, the team faced a loss against Aston Villa in the playoff final with a 2-1 record.
Well, not everyone has the glittered opportunity to manage the same team that one must have played before. But Frank Lampard was all shining and glowing to experience this feat.
Lamp got appointed as the new head coach at former club Chelsea on a three-year contract on 4 July 2019. This acquisition made him the first English manager to manage the side in over two decades.
Talking about his journey further, his first game as a Chelsea head coach was sadly a 4-0 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the 2019–20 Premier League.
It was almost a collapse for a Chelsea manager in their first game since Danny Blanchflower’s team was defeated 7–2 by Middlesbrough in December 1978.
Likewise, Lamp’s second game was also a loss to Liverpool in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup on penalties. Nevertheless, his win was not far away.
Lamp grabbed his first triumph as a Chelsea manager against Norwich City 2–3 away from home. Chelsea had their first home win under Lampard, defeating League Two side Grimsby Town 7–1 in the EFL Cup.
Frank notched Premier League Manager of the Month for October 2019 after Chelsea amassed a perfect record in the league for the month.
And this feat made him the third manager to win Premier League Player of the Month and Manager of the Month. Frank headed Chelsea to 4th in the Premier League and the FA Cup Final and lost to Arsenal.
In 2019, Lamp hired five major players, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, and Édouard Mendy, in the summer transfer window. The expenditures were over £200 million in total, the maximum by any other clubs in the 2020 suffer transfer window.
They initiated quite strong, but after two consecutive wins in eight Premier League matches, they dropped to ninth, and Frank was dismissed on January 25, 2021. German coach Thomas Tuchel was his replacement.
Lamp’s release was just reported 24 hours after Chelsea’s 3–1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup. It was said that Lamp’s leave was also caused by disagreements with the club’s transfer policy.
Frank Lampard: Networth & Lifestyle
The England international has a net worth of $90 million. After all, Frank is one of the elite midfielders of his generation and therefore deserves all the wealth.
During his time at Chelsea, the box-to-box midfielder was amongst the highest earners. At one point in time, Frank was earning a cool £7.84 million per year.
Furthermore, the serial goalscoring midfielder earned $15 million a year playing for New York City FC, which became his final club as a player.
Lampard, at the moment, manages his beloved Chelsea, where he is earning £4 million a year. He signed a three-year contract on 4 July 2019.
Famous athletes earn themselves lucrative contracts through various endorsement deals, and Lampard is no different. For this reason, Chelsea’s top scorer earns a further $6 million from his sponsorship deals with Addidas, Pepsi, and Nanom.
Lifestyle & Family
Being one of the wealthiest footballers in the whole world has its perks. Therefore, Frank enjoys an envious lifestyle. He is happily married to Christine Bleakley Lampard, who works as a sports analyst for Sky Sports.
The couple tied the knot in 2015 during a lavish event where many high-profile celebrities and business people attended the event. They had their first child in 2018 and named her Patricia Charlotte Lampard.
Besides, Frank also has two daughters from his former fiancee, Elen Rivas, Luna (15 years), and Isla (13 years), with whom he split during 2009. Nevertheless, the England international is very happy with his new family.
The goalscoring machine currently lives in a $13 million mansion with his family. He had another estate in Esher but sold it for a reported $9.1 million.
Furthermore, the former Chelsea captain also owns an $11 million town hall in London and another $940,000 home in Surrey.
On top of that, Frank owns a terrace home valued at $230,000 in East London. He also owns apartments in Docklands, London, two apartments in Cambridge, and a flat in Leyton.
Lampard owns another property in Barcelona’s magnificent city, which adds beauty to his impressive collection of real estate.
The Chelsea manager owns several properties, but he also owns a host of expensive cars. His collection of cars includes Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, and Berlinetta. Combined, they are worth around $10 million.
Frank Lampard, inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
The English player Frank Lampard became the sixth player to enter the Hall of Fame in May 2021. As one of the most complete and competent midfielders, he has represented West Ham, Chelsea, and Manchester City in the Premier League during a 20-year top-ranking career.
Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer were the first two inductees, while Eric Cantona and Roy Keane joined them later, including Frank. He is highly honored to be there with the big names, and as a young lad, he wanted this kind of recognition.
Frank has always made it to scoring double figures for goals in 10 consecutive seasons as the whole process slowly led him to be Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer.
Social Media Presence
Facebook: 2.6 million followers
Instagram: 3.9 million followers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How is Jamie Redknapp related to Frank Lampard?
Frank’s father, Frank Lampard Sr. was married to Patricia Harris, who died on 24 April 2008 due to the complications of pneumonia. And Patricia’s twin sister is Sandra Redknapp, the better half of former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.
Therefore, in short, Jamie happens to be the uncle of Frank Lampard.
Is Frank planning on his comeback to management after his dismissal as Chelsea head coach on January 25, 2021?
Frank is quite keen to working again as a Manager. He is watching football and trying to learn and adapt to new things, as football is a game that always requires new tactics. He is just waiting for the right opportunity.