Frank Lampard announced this week he will be leaving New York City.
As we wait to hear his next move, here are some of the stats which mark him out as one of the finest to ever pull on the famous blue shirt…
Frank overtook Bobby Tambling as Chelsea’s leading scorer in 2013 after netting a brace against Aston Villa to surpass his tally of 202. He left the Bridge a year later having extended that record.
Lampard’s haul of major trophies as a Blue is surpassed by few: one Champions League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups.
That Champions League trophy came on an incredible night in Munich. Having already become the first Chelsea player to net in the final of Europe’s premier club competition when we lost the 2008 edition to Manchester United, he then became the first man to captain us to the trophy.
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Only John Terry, Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris have made more Chelsea appearances than Lamps. That he brought up his tally in just 13 years is simply remarkable.
Of course, he was aided by a run of four years without missing a Premier League game between October 2001 and December 2005, which is a record for any outfield player.
We won our first top-flight title in 50 years when Lamps’ brace at Bolton helped us to the victory which secured the Premier League in 2004/05.
As well as all of his goals for Chelsea, he found the back of the net 29 times for England and was also on target for West Ham United, Manchester City and New York City to surpass the 300-goal mark in his career.