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Lampard blows final whistle on illustrious career


Lampard blows final whistle on illustrious career

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football.

It brings an end to a glittering 21 year professional career that began at West Ham United and ended with New York City in Major League Soccer.

He spent 13 years at Chelsea where he helped the club win the Champions League, three Premier Leagues titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and a Community Shield.

Lampard left Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014, but remains the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 211 goals in 648 games.

During this time he established himself as one of Europe’s finest midfielders.

Although he didn’t have as much success for country as he did for club, Lampard earned 106 caps for the Three Lions over 15 years.

It is now widely expected Lampard will move into coaching with Chelsea’s youth academy a likely destination.