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. UEFA.com crunches the numbers.
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.
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.
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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— England (@England) February 2, 2017
100 – Frank Lampard is one of three players to record both 100+ goals 100+ assists in PL history (also Ryan Giggs Wayne Rooney). Elite. pic.twitter.com/Fq8sgP1fsy
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 2, 2017