Frank James Lampard, born on June 20, 1978, in Romford, London, England. He was born to Frank Richard George Lampard and Patricia Harris. This man who got nicknamed as ‘Super Frankie’ has two sisters named Natalie and Clarie.
Lampard was born to a high-class family. His father was a former professional footballer who for most of his career played for West Ham United. Lampard is also the niece of renowned coach Hary Redknapp. His cousin was also a former professional footballer who now works as a pandit, Jamie Redknapp.
While his own mother had died in 2008 due to pneumonia, an infectious disease that attacks the lungs, causing the air sacs in the lungs to become inflamed and swollen.
To make a remembrance of his mother, Lampard often celebrated by raising his hands.
As he was born from a rich family, Lampard’s education and football career are very well supported. He completed his education at Brentwood School with a very perfect predicate. This is fairly reasonable considering Lampard has intelligence above average, his IQ score reaches 150.
Because of his intelligence, he has already written 18 children’s books and 1 autobiographical book. A children’s book entitled Frankie vs. The Pirate Pillagers is one of the most popular.
Lampard began his football career with West Ham United, who was his father’s former club. At that time, his father served as an assistant coach of the club. After starting to join in 1994, Lampard signed his professional contract in 1995. But Lampard began his professional debut with Swansea City after being loaned out by West Ham United.
He scored his first goal against Brighton & Hove Albion, before finally returning to West Ham a year later. Playing for the Hammers, Lampard made his debut as a starter when dealing with Arsenal on 17 August 1996. But unfortunately, Lampard could not finish the season perfectly due to a severe injury.
In the 1997/98 season, Lampard returned to play by scoring as a substitute against Barnsley. In the same season, he also successfully scored his first hat-trick when meeting Walsall in the League Cup.
In the following season, Lampard successfully brought his defended club to the fifth place which also qualified for the UEFA Intertoto Cup competition. The year of 1999 was a year that was quite impressive for Lampard after he was also able to join the senior squad of the England national team.
In European competition, Lampard successfully scored his first goal against Jokerit FC. Following them, there are his semi-final goal against Heerenveen and one more goal in the final against Metz.
After a satisfying season with West Ham United, Lampard continued his trip to Chelsea in 2001 with a transfer fee of 11 million euros.
Together with the Blues Chelsea, Lampard began to be known as a dangerous player. Debuted against Newcastle United on August 19, 2001, Lampard entered the ‘PFA Team of the Year’ in 2004. In the same year, Lampard even finished second as the ‘FWA Footballer of the Year’ best player.
Lampard scored twice in the match against Bolton Wanderers which in that year also successfully led Chelsea to win the English Premier League. In 2007, Lampard gave a brilliant assist to Didier Drogba to steal the FA Cup.
Lampard had a relationship with a Spanish model, Elen Rivas. Although they were blessed by two children named Luna and Isla, their relationship did not last long. Only about two years later, Lampard and Elen Rivas officially separated.
Rivas said he was disappointed with Lampard, who was suspected of being close to another woman when they were about to get married. Therefore, his two children, Luna and Isla, live with Rivas.
In 2009, Lampard immediately met with another woman, namely Christine Bleakley who was a well-known TV presenter. Both of them were engaged in June 2011 and married in December 2015.
In his season with Chelsea in 2008, Lampard was unable to perform much following his injury. Even so, he still received an award as one of the best world midfielders from UEFA.
In October 2008, Lampard scored one of his best goals in his career. At that time, Chelsea faced Hull City. The goal received direct praise from Chelsea’s coach at the time, Luiz Felipe Scolari. Then, Lampard scored Chelsea’s winning goal in the FA Cup final against Everton and was named the best Chelsea player for the third time.
In October 2009, Lampard returned to the FIFA World Player of the Year nomination for the sixth time in a row.
Continuing his golden record with the Blues, Lampard helped the London team win the English Premier League as well as the FA Cup trophy.
After suffering an injury in the 2010/11 season, Lampard led his colleagues to reach the European Champions League final in 2012 while winning the prestigious competition.
In the following season, he led his colleagues to win the UEFA Europa Cup.
In 2014, Lampard decided to leave Chelsea. He officially left Chelsea as a club legend and moved to MLS competition to join New York City.
Having played for Manchester City, Lampard debuted in MLS on 1 July 2015.
After officially retiring from the world of football, Lampard decided to continue his career as a coach.