Following the news that Frank Lampard is Chelsea’s new head coach, we run through what you need to know about his career, including the details of those 13 illustrious years that made him one of the club’s greatest ever players…
How old is Frank Lampard?
Frank Lampard is 41 years old. He was born on 20 June 1978 in Romford in Essex.
How tall is Lampard?
Six foot (1.84m)
When did Lampard join Chelsea?
Frank Lampard signed for the Blues in June 2001 for £11 million. At the time it was the second highest fee Chelsea had spent on a player and the most by any club in the Premier League for a midfielder.
How long was he at Chelsea?
For 13 seasons until 2014
What was his Chelsea debut?
A Premier League match at home to Newcastle United on the opening day of the season - 19 August 2001. Chelsea drew 1-1.
When was his final Chelsea game?
It was at home to Norwich City on 4 May 2014 - a 0-0 draw.
What was Lampard's final total of Chelsea appearances?
He played 648 games for the club, 593 of them starts. Only Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and John Terry have played more.
How many goals did he score for Chelsea?
Frank Lampard is our all-time leading goalscorer with 211 goals to his name.
He broke Bobby Tambling’s previous best when he netted his 203rd goal away at Aston Villa on 11 May 2013. It was also the winning goal and he equalled the record earlier that same game.
Lampard is also our all-time top-flight league scorer. He found the net 147 times in Premier League games for the Blues.
He is our top all-time FA Cup scorer with 26 goals.
He is our second highest scorer in Europe with 25, behind Didier Drogba on 34.
He is our second highest scorer in the League Cup on 12, behind Kerry Dixon on 25.
His first Chelsea goal came in his fifth appearance, in a UEFA Cup match at home to Levski Sofia.
Just before Christmas that first season, at home to Bolton, he scored the fifth in a big win to open his Premier League account with Chelsea.
His maiden Champions League goal came in 2003 when he bent the ball away off his boot from distance into the top corner of the Lazio net.
At Chelsea he reached double figures for goals in 10 consecutive seasons, and 20 goals or more in five seasons in a row.
What trophies did Lampard win with Chelsea?
It is an impressive tally to say the least!
UEFA Champions League 2012
Premier League 2005, 2006 and 2010
UEFA Europa League 2013
FA Cup 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012
League Cup 2005 and 2007
FA Community Shield 2005 and 2009
That is 13 pieces of silverware in all.
And his individual honours?
Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year 2005
Premier League Player of the Year 2005
Named in the FIFPro World Team of the Year 2005
UEFA’s Most Valuable Midfielder 2008
FIFA World Player of the Year runner-up 2005
Ballon d’Or European Player of the Year runner-up 2005
PFA Player of the Year runner-up 2004, 2005 and 2006
Chelsea top scorer in season 2004/05 (19 goals), 2005/06 (20 goals), 2007/08 (20 goals), 2011/12 (16 goals)
Chelsea Player of the Year 2004, 2005 and 2009
FWA Footballer of the Year runner-up 2004
Chelsea Special Achievement Award 2008 for 100 Chelsea goals
Chelsea Special Recognition Award 2013
Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award 2010
He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015 for his services to football.
What were Frank Lampard’s Chelsea milestones?
He made is 100th appearance v West Ham away on 3 May 2003. We lost 0-1.
His 200th appearance was against Barcelona away in the Champions League. The date was 23 February 2005. Lost 1-2.
His 300th appearance was versus Wycombe away in a League Cup tie on 10 January 2007. The Blues drew 1-1.
His 400th appearance was in a 2-1 win against Stoke on 17 January 2009.
Lampard reached the 500th game mark v Man United in a home Champions League game. That was played on 6 April 2011 and was a 0-1 defeat.
The 600th appearance was away to Fulham on 17 April 2013. The Blues won 3-0.
Frank’s 100th goal was his first of two against Huddersfield at home in the FA Cup in February 2008. We won 3-1.
His 150th goal was his third in a four-goal haul v Aston Villa at home in March 2010, in a big 7-1 victory.
Famously, Lampard scored his 200th goal against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on 17 March 2013. Chelsea beat his former club 2-0.
Frank Lampard played 164 consecutive league games between 13 October 2001 and Boxing Day 2005, which was a Premier League record at the time and is still a Chelsea league record.
He was the first Chelsea player to feature in 100 European games for the club when he played away against Shakhtar Donetsk in October 2012.
He made his 100th Champions League appearance away against PSG in April 2014.
How many times did Lampard captain Chelsea?
Eighty-three times, including most famously in the 2012 Champions League final when John Terry was suspended.
How many Chelsea hat-tricks did he net?
Five - his first came in an FA Cup tie against Macclesfield.
Frank Lampard took 58 penalties for Chelsea (not including shoot-outs) and scored 49.
He passed a remarkable test of nerve by scoring a twice retaken penalty at a hostile Upton Park when facing former club West Ham in December 2009.
In penalty shoot-outs he was on-target with eight from 10. One was in Munich at the end of the Champions League final in 2012.
Who did Lampard score most Chelsea goals against?
Aston Villa - he found their net 14 times.
What were Lampard’s clubs before and after Chelsea?
West Ham was his first club having come through their academy. He spent part of a season on loan at Swansea during his early West Ham days.
After Chelsea, he played for Manchester City and New York City in the United States before announcing his retirement in February 2017.
How many goals did Frank Lampard score at West Ham?
Having made his debut in May 1996, he netted 38 goals in 187 appearances before he joined Chelsea in 2001.
How many for Swansea?
11 games, 1 goal. His first in professional football. Swansea were a League One club at the time.
What were Lampard's appearances and goals for Man City?
In his 38 games he scored eight goals.
How many appearances did he make for New York City and how many goals did he score?
15 goals in 31 games.
He is third in the Premier League’s all-time appearance list with 609 games played.
He is fourth for all-time Premier League goals (177) and fourth for all-time assists (102).
What honours did Lampard win with other clubs?
Intertoto Cup winner in 1999 with West Ham United.
Manager at Derby
Frank Lampard managed Derby County during the 2018/19 season.
His first game in charge was a 2-1 away win at Reading in August 2018.
Derby finished the Football League Championship season in sixth place having won 20 out of 46 games and drawn 14. It qualified the Rams for the promotion play-offs. Having beaten Leeds United over two legs, they lost 2-1 in the final to Aston Villa at Wembley.
In the FA Cup, Derby reached the fifth-round stage before losing at Brighton. In the Carabao Cup they lost 3-2 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round having beaten Man United at Old Trafford.
Who is Frank Lampard’s father?
Frank and his father share the same first name, and Frank senior played 670 times for West Ham United where he was primarily a full-back, winning the FA Cup twice with the east London club. On scoring the winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final in 1980, he famously celebrated by running around the corner flag, a celebration copied by Frank junior when he scored the winning goal in the final against the same club in 2009.
Frank Lampard’s cousin is Jamie Redknapp, who was also an England international midfielder who played mostly for Liverpool. His uncle, Harry Redknapp, is one of the most famous footballer managers and another ex-West Ham player. Harry was Frank's manager at West Ham and his father was the assistant at the time.
Frank is married to Christine Lampard, neé Christine Bleakley, a TV presenter known for programmes such as The One Show, Dancing on Ice and Loose Women.
How many international caps and goals did Lampard win with England?
106 caps, 29 goals
And while he was a Chelsea player?
104 caps, 29 goals
England Player of the Year 2004, 2005
Named in UEFA’s Euro 2004 All-star Squad
Major international tournaments
Euro 2004 (4 games, 3 goals + 1 shoot-out goal)
2006 World Cup (5 games)
2010 World Cup (4 games)
2014 World Cup (1 game)