Lampard is well known for the dynamic way he plays and for his powerful long-range scoring threat from midfield. He is also considered one of the best midfielders of his generation.Updated: May 29, 2006 19:10 IST
|Current Club: Chelsea FC|
|Birth Date: June 21, 1978|
|Birth Place: Romford, England|
|Height: 177 cm|
|Weight: 78 kg|
|Full Name: Frank James Lampard|
Lampard is well known for the dynamic way he plays and for his powerful long-range scoring threat from midfield. He is also considered one of the best midfielders of his generation in world football.
An England national team regular, Lampard is acknowledged as one of the most improved players in English football over the past three years. He is most renowned for his goal scoring; as of 3 December 2005 he has scored 129 career goals, including 60 goals for Chelsea and 10 goals for England. However, Lampard is more than a goal-scorer; he is a complete midfielder with excellent box to box qualities.
He has won the FA Community Shield (with Chelsea, 2005), the English Premiership twice (with Chelsea, 2004-05 and 2005-06), the League Cup (with Chelsea, 2005) and the UEFA Intertoto Cup (with West Ham, 1999). He has also been capped 38 times for England.
In November 2005 he was named the second best player in Europe, losing out in the European Footballer of the Year awards to the Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho. A month later he finished in second place, once again behind Ronaldinho, in the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
First Published: May 02, 2006 11:50 IST