Frank Lampard retires

Former Chelsea, Manchester City, New York City and England midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement. “I have decided that now is the right time,” said the 38-year-old. crunches the numbers.

2: Major European trophies – the 2012 UEFA Champions League and 2013 UEFA Europa League – won by Lampard in the space of less than 12 months. He was captain in both finals.

5: England managers Lampard played under: Kevin Keegan, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello and Roy Hodgson.

9: Lampard is one of nine players to have claimed a century of England caps. The others are: Billy Wright, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ashley Cole, Bobby Moore, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Peter Shilton.

2012 final highlights: Chelsea 1-1 Bayern (4-3 pens)
Highlights: Chelsea’s 2012 triumph

9: Major domestic trophies Chelsea won after Lampard’s arrival in 2001; they had won just six in the previous 96 years.

10: Successive seasons that Lampard scored ten or more Premier League goals, between 2003/04 and 2012/13.

10: Chelsea managers Lampard worked under: Claudio Ranieri, José Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Ray Wilkins, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, André Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benítez.

21: Years as a professional, having made his senior debut for West Ham in January 1996.

29: International strikes for Lampard, putting him joint ninth on England’s all-time scoring list.

2013 final highlights: Benfica 1-2 Chelsea
Watch Chelsea win the 2013 UEFA Europa League

29: Goals Lampard registered in UEFA club competition – 25 for Chelsea and four for West Ham.

106: His final total of England caps, joint seventh with Sir Bobby Charlton.

107: UEFA Champions League appearances – placing him 29th on the all-time list – in which he plundered 23 goals.

132: Number of UEFA club competition outings Lampard made for West Ham, Chelsea and City combined, leaving him 28th on the all-time list.

164: Successive Premier League appearances for Lampard between 2001 and 2005 – a record for any player in the English top flight.

171: Premier League strikes for Lampard, putting him fourth on the all-time list behind only Andrew Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer.

211: Total goals for Chelsea, more than anyone else in the club’s history.

648: Matches for Chelsea in all competitions, a tally beaten by only John Terry, Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris.

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