Frank Lampard announces retirement from football

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Bengaluru, Feb 2: Chelsea legend and former England international footballer Frank Lampard has officially announced his retirement from professional football.

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Bringing curtains down on a 21-year-old career, Frank Lampard would remain one of the most decorated football players in the history of the game.

Frank Lampard (Image courtesy: Chelsea Twitter handle)

Coming up the ranks of West Ham United's youth setup, the English midfielder served the hammers for 6 years from 1995-2001 before joining Chelsea were he became a cult hero.

Lampard remained at Chelsea for 13 long years winning every possible accolade with the club including a Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the year top 3 nominations.

He has won 3 English Premier Leagues, 4 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 Europa League and 2 English Football League Cups.

In 2014, he finally ended his 13-year long association with the club and joined MLS side New York City FC.

During his stint with NYFC, Lampard was sent on loan to parent club Manchester City in 2014. He played their for 6 months and had even scored a goal against Chelsea but such was his greatness, the player did not celebrate.

Internationally, Frank Lampard has earned 106 caps for England scoring 26 times. Unfortunately, he has never won anything in English colours.

The player confirmed the news of his retirement on Facebook.

His post read:

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