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DavidEU

Frank Lampard

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Frank Lampard was born in Romford, Essex on the 20th of June 1978. He is an English footballer who represents Chelsea FC and the English National Team. Frank Lampard is well known for being one of England's most recognized players in the last 10 years. He plays in a Central Midfield position and is well known for being a Box-to-Box Midfielder. He is one of Chelsea's most feared players and tends to make an impact in most games he plays.

Frank Lampard started playing football from an early age. With a lot of his family heavily involved in the sport already, Frank decided to take a strong interest in the game himself. His Father Frank Lampard Senior represented West Ham United for most of his career (19671985), with a total of 551 games for the hammers. Frank then decided to follow in his father's footsteps and signed a contract with West Ham after having trials with Tottenham and Arsenal.

Frank stayed with West Ham for one season before going out on loan with Swansea in 1995. He had a successful loan spell even though the facilities were limited. He came back to Upton Park stronger and more knowledgeable about the game. Frank did not earn a right to be a first team player until the 98-99 season, in which he helped the Hammers to a 5th place finish playing every game. For the next couple of seasons Frank went onto impress many people, Scoring 23 goals. After players like Rio Ferdinand had left the club, Frank decided to do the same and signed for Chelsea for £11 million pounds in 2001.

Frank Lampard was Claudio Ranieri's first English signing. It took him a while to adapt to Chelsea's playing style and it was not until the end of his first season at Chelsea, fans could see the best of him. Frank Lampard impressed all, playing in his first FA Cup final that year. All his hard work did not help Chelsea win the trophy, losing 2-0 to Arsenal. But he got the recognition that he deserved from the media and fellow players. He missed out on the chance to be in the England squad for the World Cup in 2002. In the next couple of season Frank did exactly what he was signed to do, score goals and assist others. He kept making a name for himself, Scoring 27 goals. In the 03/04 season Frank got his first taste of Champions league football and was the man that kept taking Chelsea forward. He missed out on one of those games and the squad looked lost without him. Frank earned his first Individual Honor, September Player of the Month 2003. Claudio Ranieri departed at the end of the 03/04 Season, and must be thanked for signing such an incredible player. Jose Mourinho took over the managerial post at Chelsea and quickly started changing things at the club. He signed several players in his first season and reformed Chelsea into a World Class team. Frank Lampard and Jose quickly formed a strong bond, and Jose continuously announced his satisfaction in Lampard's potential. Soon after Mourinho made Frank Lampard vice Captain and gave the Captains arm band too John Terry. Frank showed the world he could be as good as any other. Jose let frank play with more freedom and it showed on the pitch. The game in which Chelsea won the title Frank Lampard scored two brilliant goals. The first being a classy solo goal after a flick on from Didier Drogba, he then out muscled one defender and took it around a second and put in into the bottom left hand corner. The second goal came from an amazing through Ball by Claude Makelele, Frank took it on beautifully and took it around Jaaskelainen and made it 2-0. Frank finished with 19 goals in all competitions that year. The team won the Carling Cup and their first Premiere League title in 50 years and this could not have been done without Frank Lampard.

To the 2005-2006 season now and it was just another record breaking year for Frank Lampard. Chelsea won their first ever back to back Premiere League titles and was quickly becoming a force in Europe. Frank was not just trying to impress the Chelsea faithful but was also trying to impress the English coaching staff, for the upcoming World Cup. Frank won the PFA Fans Player of the Month in October and was Runner up in the FIFA World Player of the Year. He scored another 20 goals that season. Lamps ended up making the English squad for the World Cup.

From 2006-2007 to 2008-2009. There was a bit of up and down for a long time at Chelsea in which almost caused Frank to leave Chelsea. His Coach at the time Jose Mourinho called a time on his Chelsea Career and was replaced by Avram Grant who took over a quarter of the way though the 07-08 season. Avram helped Chelsea get to a Champions League Final, and Frank scored in this game and also hit the cross bar late on. Chelsea went on to lose the game on penalties. Frank finished with 21 goals that season. Avram Grant was replaced by Luiz Felipe Scolari at the start of the 2008-2009 season and this did not last long. The squad morale was at an all time low and you could see the frustration in most players including Frank Lampard. But this did not stop Frank from showing his best, scoring a late winner against Stoke in what you could call a very frustrating night. Scolari was then replaced half way through the season by Guus Hiddink. Guus quickly changed things at Chelsea and had the lads believing in themselves again. Things could not have ended in a better way that season with Chelsea winning the FA Cup and Frank Lampard scoring the winner from 20 yards out. Frank finished with 20 goals.

Now to the 2009-2010 Season. Chelsea had to say goodbye to Guus Hiddink who was only at Chelsea helping out, he had to head back to the Russian national team. The great man Carlo Ancelotti took over the empty managerial seat at Chelsea and quickly made the squad his own. He made strong bonds with the players and pointed out Frank Lampard's abilities on several occasions. Frank was as good as ever that season and continued to put goal after goal away. He scored some crucial goals that season in which gave Chelsea there first Premiere League trophy in three seasons, also getting the FA Cup on the way with Chelsea winning there first ever League and Cup Double. Frank finished with an amazing 27 goals and 20 assists that campaign, breaking all sorts of records for a midfielder. He is now sitting third in Chelsea's all time Goal scorers with 158 goals, just behind Kerry Dixon (193 Goals) and Bobby Tambling (202 Goals).

Frank Lampard will go down as one of Chelsea's all time greatest players. Let's hope this great midfielder continues on his way and breaks even more records in the coming season!

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Lampard Wants Juve Move - Report Chelsea star Frank Lampard is desperate for a move to Juventus, according to the Corriere dello Sport.The goalscoring midfielder is ready to quit Stamford Bridge after the recent departure of Jose Mourinho and would like a fresh challenge in a foreign country. Juventus unsuccessfully tried to lure Lampard to Turin last summer but with his contract expiring in 2009, the Bianconeri would only need to fork out around £9m to get their man. The key person in luring Lampard to Turin is Juve Coach Claudio Ranieri. It was the Tinkerman who was responsible for launching the East Londoner's career when he signed him from West Ham in 2001. The pair have an excellent relationship and Lampard was said to be devastated when Ranieri was axed by Roman Abramovich in 2004. Juventus have made the signing of a top-class centre midfielder a priority as summer signings Tiago Mendes and Sergio Almiron have dreadfully failed to shine. Lampard was in action last night during England's 3-2 home defeat to Croatia. The 29-year-old scored a penalty but it was not enough as the Three Lions embarrassingly failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

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No way he already signed a contract with Barcelona 3 years ago...

hahahahhahaa....but Juve is always here too...

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FFSYes it is sarcasm!!!!Jesus people I thought you would be able to tell I was having a laugh, chill out, Frank is my fav player guys... just taking the piss.

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FFSYes it is sarcasm!!!!Jesus people I thought you would be able to tell I was having a laugh, chill out, Frank is my fav player guys... just taking the piss.

:P Are you sure........

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Doubt he'd actually want a move to Juventus.If anything, it should be that Juventus want him.I really hope he doesn't go, but top players like him will always been involved in transfer storys just like Kaka and Ronaldinho are at the moment.

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isn´t it just another meaningless rumor, or is it true that ronaldinho wants to join Chelsea ?by the way, i miss mourinho although things are not too bad at the moment...

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