Football legend Frank Lampard announced his retirement over a week ago, putting an end to his 21 year career. The midfielder enjoyed spells at Manchester City, New York City FC and West Ham, but the club he spent the majority of his career at (13 years) was Chelsea.
While playing for the Blues, Lampard won everything there is to win and more, and managed to write his name in the history books when he became Chelsea's all time leading scorer. As well as scoring 211 goals for Chelsea, he also made 648 appearances.
The attack-minded midfielder played a significant role in the England team, from when he made his debut in 1999, all the way up to when he retired from international football in 2014.
After Lampard's retirement was announced, the football world quickly began showing their support and appreciation for him. Didier Drogba described his ex-teammate as a "gentleman with true values" while John Terry publicly said to Lampard in an Instagram post: "A gentleman both on and off the pitch, leader in the dressing room and if I could choose one person next to me in the trenches it would be you."
Since announcing his retirement, Lampard has returned to Chelsea to complete his UEFA B coaching licence. Could he will become a Chelsea coach in the future?
It's been a pleasure as a Chelsea fan watching you play football, and I wish you the best for the future whether that be in coaching, punditry, or something outside of football. Farewell, Frank.
Author: George (@georgescbl)