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Frank Lampard

Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional association football who plays as an Midfielder Attacking_midfielder for Chelsea F.C. and the England national football team. Frank Lampard also holds the position of Captain (association football) for Frank Lampard club side. Frank Lampard is considered to be one of the best English footballers of Frank Lampard time, and is widely regarded to be one of the best midfield players of Frank Lampard generation.

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Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional association football who plays as an Midfielder Attacking_midfielder for Chelsea F.C. and the England national football team. Frank Lampard also holds the position of Captain (association football) for Frank Lampard club side. Frank Lampard is considered to be one of the best English footballers of Frank Lampard time, and is widely regarded to be one of the best midfield players of Frank Lampard generation.

Lampard began Frank Lampard career at West Ham United F.C., Frank Lampard father Frank Lampard, Sr's former club. Frank Lampard had secured a place in the first team by the 1997–98 season, and the following year helped the team finish 5th in the Premier League, their highest-ever Premier League placing. In 2001, Frank Lampard moved to rival London club Chelsea for £11 million.

From Frank Lampard debut onwards Frank Lampard was ever-present in the Chelsea first team, setting a record 164 consecutive Premier League appearances. Frank Lampard established himself as a prolific scorer at the West London club and was a key part of the sides which won back-to-back Premier League titles in 2004–05 FA Premier League and 2005–06 FA Premier League and a Double (association football) FA Cup and League Cup Double in 2007. Frank Lampard signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest paid Premier League footballer at that time, In the 2009–10 season, Lampard won the Premier League title and FA Cup (domestic cup double) and also had Frank Lampard most prolific season with Chelsea, scoring 22 league goals and 17 league assists.

A three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, Frank Lampard is the club's third all-time goalscorer with 178 goals in all competitions, including over 100 league goals – the most in the club's history for a midfielder. Lampard is also the highest goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history (146 league goals) and second in the Premier League's all-time assists table with 91 assists. Frank Lampard has had over 1400 successful passes and 10 or more assists every season. In 2005, Lampard was voted second place in both the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or 2005.

Internationally, Lampard has been capped 90 times by England since making Frank Lampard debut in October 1999, and has scored 23 goals. Frank Lampard was voted England Player of the Year for two consecutive years in England Player of the Year and England Player of the Year. Frank Lampard played in UEFA Euro 2004, where Frank Lampard was named in the team of the tournament after scoring three goals in four games. Frank Lampard was top scorer for England national football team in their successful 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with five goals, and played in the 2006 World Cup. Frank Lampard is England national football team's most prolific penalty taker ever with 7 goals, surpassing the previous record holders, Ron Flowers and Alan Shearer.

Frank Lampard was named the 49th highest earning sportsman in the world in June 2011.

Club career

West Ham United

Lampard began Frank Lampard career at , Frank Lampard Frank Lampard, Sr. former club, joining the youth team in 1994.

Lampard joined West Ham United when Frank Lampard father was the assistant coach, entering as an apprentice in the youth team in 1994 and signing a professional contract the following year. Frank Lampard went on loan to Swansea City in October 1995, debuting in Frank Lampard team's victory 2-0 over Bradford City and scoring Frank Lampard first career goal in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion. Lampard played nine times for Swansea before returning to West Ham in January 1996, debuting for the team against Coventry City at the end of that month. However, Frank Lampard spent the rest of the season with the reserves.

The following year, Lampard suffered a broken leg during a match against Aston Villa, prematurely ending Frank Lampard participation in the 1996-97 season, where Frank Lampard accumulated 13 appearances. Frank Lampard had to wait until the 1997-98 season to score Frank Lampard first West Ham goal, against . Lampard was an ever-present for West Ham in the 1998-99 season, helping Frank Lampard team to fifth place in the Premier League season and qualifying for the Intertoto Cup. In the 1999–2000 season Lampard finished as the club's third top scorer with a total of 14 goals. In this season Frank Lampard scored Frank Lampard first goals in European competition, in the Intertoto and UEFA Cups.

After the sacking of Frank Lampard father and uncle Harry Redknapp (the assistant manager and manager of West Ham respectively), Lampard left West Ham United for Chelsea for £11 million, the Hammers having previously declined a £15 million joint bid from Aston Villa F.C. for Lampard and Frédéric Kanouté.

Chelsea

2001–2004

Lampard's Premier League debut with Chelsea came on 19 August 2001 in a 1–1 draw with Newcastle United F.C., while Frank Lampard first red card came in a match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on 16 September.

Lampard appeared in all of Chelsea's league matches and scored eight goals in the 2001–02 season. Frank Lampard netted the match-winner in Chelsea's 2002–03 FA Premier League season-opener against Charlton Athletic F.C..

The 2003–04 FA Premier League, Frank Lampard was selected as the Barclays Player of the Month in September 2003, and the PFA Fans' Player of the Month in October. Chelsea finished 2nd in the 2003–04 Premier League behind unbeaten Arsenal F.C. and Frank Lampard was named in the 2004 PFA Team of the Year as Frank Lampard reached double figures in league goals (10) for the first time in Frank Lampard career, in addition to four goals in fourteen 2003–04 UEFA Champions League matches, as Chelsea advanced to the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League Semi-finals. In the semi-final against AS Monaco FC Frank Lampard scored, but Chelsea F.C lost 5–3 on aggregate.
At the end of the season Frank Lampard came second, behind Thierry Henry, for the 2004 FWA Footballer of the Year award.

2004–2007

Lampard played in all 38 Premier League matches for the third consecutive season in 2004–05 FA Premier League. Frank Lampard finished with 13 goals (19 in all competitions), in addition to leading the league in assists with sixteen.

In August 2004, Frank Lampard scored the winning goal against Southampton in the Premier League, and continued scoring important goals as Frank Lampard scored both in a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur F.C.. In March 2005 Frank Lampard scored a long-range goal from 30 yards against Crystal Palace F.C. in the Premier League which Chelsea won 4–1. Lampard continued Frank Lampard season strongly, and Frank Lampard brilliant performances for Chelsea in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League further increased Frank Lampard reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world. In the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League Frank Lampard scored one of the goals in Chelsea's famous 4-2 win over FC Barcelona helping Chelsea to progress to the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, Frank Lampard scored 3 goals in 2 legs against FC Bayern Munich as Chelsea won 6–5 on aggregate. Frank Lampard second goal in the first leg was a spectacular one; Frank Lampard controlled Claude Makélélé cross with Frank Lampard chest then turned and swivelled and sent the ball inside the far post with a left-foot half volley. In April 2005, Frank Lampard scored both goals against Bolton Wanderers F.C. in a 2–0 win which was the Premier League title winning match for Chelsea, which also won the first major trophy of Frank Lampard career as Chelsea bagged their first top-flight title in fifty years, by a twelve point margin. Frank Lampard was named as Barclays Player of the Season for 2004–05 FA Premier League. Though Chelsea were eliminated in the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Semi-finals by league rivals Liverpool F.C., they took home the 2004–05 Football League Cup, in which Lampard scored twice in six matches, which included the opening goal against Manchester United F.C. in the League Cup semi-final, which Chelsea won 2–1. Frank Lampard landed Frank Lampard first personal award by being named the 2005 FWA Footballer of the Year.

Frank Lampard netted a career-high 16 league goals in 2005–06 FA Premier League, and was a Premier League record for a midfielder to score goals in one season. In September 2005, Lampard was selected as a member of the inaugural FIFPro World XI. Frank Lampard finished as runner-up to Ronaldinho for both the Ballon d'Or and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Frank Lampard record of consecutive Premier League appearances ended at 164 (five better than previous record-holder David James (footballer)) on 28 December 2005, when Frank Lampard sat out a match against Manchester City F.C. due to illness. Lampard scored 12 goals in Frank Lampard first 4 months of the 2005-06 season. Frank Lampard scored twice in three separate matches from August to November, including both in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa F.C., making Chelsea the first team to win their first 7 matches in the Premier League. Frank Lampard scored twice again, this time against Blackburn Rovers F.C. in a 4–2 win, which included a free-kick from 25 yards. After the match, manager José Mourinho hailed Lampard as the "best player in the world". Chelsea eventually won the 2005–06 FA Premier League for the second time, in which Lampard was Chelsea's topscorer with 16 league goals. In the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League group stages, Frank Lampard scored a free-kick against R.S.C. Anderlecht. Chelsea proggresed to the first knock-out round to face F.C. Barcelona, with Lampard scoring a goal in the second leg but Chelsea were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.

Due to a back injury sustained by John Terry, Lampard spent much of the 2006–07 FA Premier League campaign as team captain in Frank Lampard absence. Frank Lampard enjoyed a streak of seven goals in eight games. Frank Lampard scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Fulham F.C. and scored Frank Lampard 77th goal for Chelsea from a long range strike in a 3–2 win over Everton F.C. on 17 December, overtaking Dennis Wise as Chelsea's highest scoring midfielder. Then in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League group stages Frank Lampard scored a goal from an extremely tight angle against Barcelona, at the Camp Nou, the match ended 2–2. Lampard finished with 21 goals in all competitions, including a career-high six 2006–07 FA Cup goals. Frank Lampard scored Frank Lampard first Chelsea hat-trick in the 2006–07 FA Cup Third round proper against Macclesfield Town F.C. on 6 January 2007. Frank Lampard scored two goals to help Chelsea to a 2006–07 FA Cup Sixth round proper with Tottenham Hotspur after having trailed 3–1, and Frank Lampard was named the FA Cup player-of-the-round for Frank Lampard performance. Frank Lampard gave the assist to Didier Drogba in the 2007 FA Cup Final which was the winning goal in extra-time, as Chelsea won it 1–0. In a post-match interview following Chelsea's 2007 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United F.C., Lampard said Frank Lampard wanted to stay at the club "forever".

2007–2009

Lampard's 2007–08 season was riddled with injury, managing to play 40 matches, 24 of which in the league-the fewest Frank Lampard had played in a season since 1996–97. On 16 February 2008, Lampard became the eighth Chelsea player to score 100 goals for the club in a 3–1 2007–08 FA Cup fifth-round win over Huddersfield Town F.C.. After the final whistle, Lampard removed Frank Lampard jersey and flashed a T-shirt to the Chelsea fans with "100 Not Out, They Are All For You, Thanks" printed across the front. In the Premier League match with Liverpool F.C. Frank Lampard scored a penalty in a 1–1 draw at Anfield. Frank Lampard scored four goals in a 6–1 rout of Derby County F.C. on 12 March. Then in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg Frank Lampard scored the winning goal against Fenerbahçe S.K. in the 87th minute as Chelsea won 3–2 on aggregate. On 30 April, Lampard, grieving the loss of Frank Lampard mother a week earlier, decided to play in the second leg of Chelsea's UEFA Champions League 2007-08 Semi-finals, who were eliminated on 4–3 aggregate as Frank Lampard took an emotional penalty in the 98th minute of extra-time, which Frank Lampard scored confidently. In the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final, Frank Lampard scored an equalising goal in the 45th minute, as Michael Essien's deflected shot found Frank Lampard as Frank Lampard went to the box with Frank Lampard trade-mark late run, and Frank Lampard scored with a left foot finish. The match ended 1–1 after extra-time and Chelsea eventually lost 6–5 on penalties. Frank Lampard was later named UEFA Club Football Awards.
On 13 August 2008, Lampard signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea worth £39.2 million, making Frank Lampard the highest-paid Premier League player. Frank Lampard started the 2008–09 Premier League by scoring five goals in Frank Lampard first eleven league matches. Frank Lampard scored the 150th goal of Frank Lampard club career with a goal against Manchester City in the Premier League. In October 2008, in the Premier League Frank Lampard scored a chipped goal against Hull City A.F.C. with Frank Lampard left foot; Frank Lampard unleashed a chip from 20 yards that curled and swerved and fooled the goal-keeper as it went into the net. World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said after the game: "It was the best goal I have seen, my vote for World Player of the year award will go to him, only a player with Frank Lampard intelligence could have done that". Frank Lampard scored Frank Lampard hundredth career Premier League goal in a 5–0 victory over Sunderland A.F.C. on 2 November. Eighteen of Lampard's hundred goals were penalties.
Frank Lampard was named Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in Frank Lampard career in Premier League Player of the Month 2008–09.

After a streak of matches without scoring, Lampard scored three goals in two games, the first being against West Bromwich Albion F.C. and the latter two against Fulham F.C.. On 17 January 2009, Frank Lampard made Frank Lampard 400th Chelsea appearance against Stoke City, scoring a stoppage time winner. Frank Lampard again scored a stoppage time winner, this time against Wigan Athletic F.C.. Then in the FA cup 4th round, Frank Lampard scored a free-kick from 35 yards against Ipswich Town. Frank Lampard scored twice against Liverpool in the second-leg quarter finals of the Champions League which ended 4–4, but Chelsea won 7–5 on aggregate. Then Frank Lampard provided two assists in the next game against Arsenal in FA Cup Semi-finals which Chelsea won 2–1. Lampard finished the season with 20 goals and 19 assists. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson heaped praise on Lampard saying: "Frank Lampard is an exceptional player – a huge asset to Chelsea, You pay attention to players who can get goals from midfield and he's been averaging 20 a season.You don't see Frank Lampard getting into stupid tackles or making a habit of becoming involved in silly rows. Frank Lampard remained restrained after Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona and even made a point of swapping shirts with Andrés Iniesta."

Lampard's 20th goal of the season was the winning goal in the 2009 FA Cup Final against Everton F.C., with a left-foot shot from long-range. Frank Lampard repeated the corner flag celebration Frank Lampard father had done after scoring the winning goal in the 1979–80 FA Cup semi-final second leg against Everton. It was the fourth consecutive season that Frank Lampard scored 20 or more goals. Frank Lampard was named later named Chelsea's Player of the Year for the third time.

2009–2010

Lampard, for the second time in Frank Lampard career, hit four goals in one match against Aston Villa F.C. on 27 March 2010 to bring Frank Lampard goal tally past 20, for the fifth consecutive season. This also brought Frank Lampard Frank Lampard 151st Chelsea goal, and it put Frank Lampard as the club's third highest scorer ever, overtaking Peter Osgood's record of 150.
Lampard scored in a 3–0 win, again over Aston Villa F.C., in the 2010 FA Cup semi-final. Lampard reached 20 Premier League goals for the first time when Frank Lampard scored twice against Stoke City F.C. in Chelsea's 7–0 win on 25 April 2010, (the latter goal winning the BBC Goal of the Month for April). This milestone also represented the first time Lampard had hit 25 in all competitions in a season. On 2 May, Lampard scored against Liverpool in the second last game of the season to give Chelsea a vital three points that took them to the top of the league by a single point. Frank Lampard scored one and assisted two other goals in the final match of the season where Chelsea thrashed 8–0 at Stamford Bridge to win the 2009–10 Premier League and give Frank Lampard a remarkable 27 goals in the season.
Lampard ended Frank Lampard season lifting the 2009–10 FA Cup as Chelsea beat Portsmouth F.C. 1-0 in the final.

2010–2011

The 2010–11 season began brightly for Lampard, being an integral part of Chelsea's attacking play as usual. After a match against Stoke City in August 2010, which Chelsea won 2–0, it was revealed that Lampard was suffering from a hernia, which was successfully operated on. However, Frank Lampard suffered fresh injuries during training in mid-November, and remained sidelined for a further three weeks. Manager Carlo Ancelotti said that Frank Lampard injured Frank Lampard abductor muscle in Frank Lampard leg in training on 11 November, and would not be fit until December. Frank Lampard finally made Frank Lampard comeback after 4 months out injured against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 12 December, as a substitute in the 75th minute. Lampard scored a penalty in the 3–3 draw between Chelsea and Aston Villa on 2 January 2011, the first after returning from injury. On 9 January, Lampard scored twice and gave one assist in a 7–0 win against Ipswich Town F.C. in the FA Cup reaching the landmark of 201 career club goals.

On 1 February, Lampard scored a penalty against Sunderland, then gave an assist, with Chelsea ending up winning the game 4–2.
Lampard then assisted for Nicolas Anelka in Chelsea's 2–0 victory gainst F.C. Copenhagen, in the Round of 16 match in the UEFA Champions League. On 1 March, Lampard scored the winning goal in a crucial 2–1 victory over Manchester United, keeping Chelsea's Premier League title hopes alive. Then in the next game, Frank Lampard scored two goals in Chelsea's 3–1 victory over Blackpool, and also contributed with an assist for John Terry to score.

In April 2011, Lampard scored Frank Lampard 11th goal of the season in a 3–0 victory against former club West Ham. Lampard scored again in Chelsea F.C. victory over Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in a 2–1 win. It was a goal that helped Chelsea fight back into the title race but also gave Lampard a little taste of vengeance, because the ball did not fully cross the line, unlike what happened in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where Lampard scored a legal goal against Germany national football team but the linesman disallowed it. Lampard scored again against Manchester United F.C., but it proved to be a consolation, as Chelsea lost 2–1 at Old Trafford, thus ending Chelsea's title hopes.

2011–2012

In the second game of the 2011–12 Premier League, Lampard helped Chelsea edge past West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2–1 with an assist for Nicolas Anelka. In the following game Lampard scored Frank Lampard first goal of the season and also provided an assist for José Bosingwa's opening goal, as Chelsea beat Norwich City F.C. 3–1.

After not featuring in Chelsea's 4–1 win against Swansea City A.F.C. on 24 September, Lampard returned to the starting lineup for their 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage game against Valencia CF netting a superb opening goal in their 1–1 draw. Lampard continued Frank Lampard fine form by netting Frank Lampard fifth Chelsea hat-trick on 2 October, in a 5–1 thrashing of Bolton Wanderers F.C.. Lampard continued Frank Lampard good run of form in the game against Everton F.C. for the eighth round of the Premier league and against Genk FC for the third round of the UEFA Champions League, getting an assist in both games.

In the eleventh round of the Premier League, Lampard scored the only goal of the match against Blackburn Rovers F.C., giving Chelsea a win after two straight defeats. After starting the game against Manchester City F.C. on the bench, Lampard came on in the second half to score the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute. Lampard again scored the winner in the 89th minute against Wolverhampton, with the match finishing 2-1 to Chelsea.

In the third round of the FA Cup, Lampard scored the 4th goal of a 4-0 win against Portsmouth F.C..
In Chelsea's third game of 2012, Lampard continued Frank Lampard good form by scoring Frank Lampard third goal in three appearances for Chelsea this year, helping Chelsea to a third consecutive victory, scoring the only goal of the game against Sunderland A.F.C..

On 25 February, Lampard scored Frank Lampard tenth league goal of the season in Chelsea's 3-0 win against Bolton Wanderers F.C., becoming the only player to score at least 10 goals in nine consecutive seasons in the Premier league and Frank Lampard 150th all time league goal.

International career

Lampard was first spotted by England national under-21 football team manager Peter Taylor (footballer born 1953), and Frank Lampard under-21 debut came on 13 November 1997 in a match against Greece. Frank Lampard played for the under-21 side from November 1997 to June 2000, and scored nine goals, a mark bettered only by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers.

Lampard earned Frank Lampard first cap for England national football team on 10 October 1999 in a 2–1 friendly win over Belgium national football team, and scored Frank Lampard first goal on 20 August 2003 in a 3–1 win over Croatia national football team.

Euro 2004

Frank Lampard was bypassed for UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and had to wait until UEFA Euro 2004 to participate in Frank Lampard first international competition. England reached the quarter-finals with Lampard netting three goals in four matches. Frank Lampard scored against France national football team and Croatia national football team in the group stages, and in the quarter-final Frank Lampard equalised for England in the 112th minute against Portugal, bringing the scoreline to 2–2 but England lost on penalties. Frank Lampard was named in the team of the tournament by UEFA.

Post Euro 2004

Frank Lampard became a regular in the squad following the retirement of Paul Scholes, and was voted England Player of the Year by fans in 2004 and 2005.
Frank Lampard was England national football team top-scorer in their 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with 5 goals. Frank Lampard scored two crucial goals in the qualifiers, the first against Austria national football team in a 1-0 win, and the second, the winning goal against Poland national football team.

2006 World Cup

In England national football team first game of the tournament vs Paraguay, Lampard was named Man of the Match as England won 1-0. Though Lampard played every minute of England's 2006 FIFA World Cup matches, Frank Lampard went scoreless as England were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Portugal national football team on penalties, and Frank Lampard was one of the three England national football team players who missed their penalties, alongside Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

2010 World Cup and disallowed goal

In the round-of-16 match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Germany national football team in the first half, Lampard had a shot at goal that bounced off the crossbar and from TV replays was clearly seen to cross the goal line. If counted, it would have tied the game 2–2. However, neither the referee nor the linesman saw it as a goal, and play was continued. In the second-half, Lampard hit the cross-bar again, with a 30 yard free-kick. The final score was a 4–1 win for Germany, eliminating England from the tournament.

As England exited the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Lampard had already achieved the record of having made 37 shots on goal without scoring in a World Cup tournament, more than any other player since 1966 FIFA World Cup.

2007–2011

Frank Lampard scored in a 2–1 loss to Germany in a friendly at the Wembley Stadium in 2007. Frank Lampard was booed by England supporters while coming on as a second-half substitute during England's UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying match against Estonia national football team on 13 October 2007, and finished with one goal (in a 3–2 loss to Croatia national football team on 21 November) as England failed to qualify for the tournament. Frank Lampard scored Frank Lampard first international goal in two years in a 4–0 win over Slovakia in March 2009, and also created another for Wayne Rooney. Lampard's goal was the 500th England goal scored at Wembley Stadium. On 9 September 2009, Lampard struck twice in England's 5–1 win against Croatia which secured their place at 2010 FIFA World Cup. On 8 February 2011, it was announced that Lampard would captain the national team against Denmark national football team in a friendly played the next day after both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard were absent through injury. In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying, Lampard netted two goals for England, both penalties. The first against Wales national football team in a 2-0 win, and the latter vs Switzerland national football team in a 2-2 draw, making Lampard England's most prolific penalty taker ever. In November 2011, Lampard captained England to a 1-0 friendly victory over current World Champions Spain, a game in which Frank Lampard scored the only goal.

In a friendly on November 12, 2011 at Wembley Stadium against Spain national football team, Lampard scored the solitary goal four minutes into the second half giving the victory to England national football team.

Personal life

Lampard attended Brentwood School (England) between 1989 and 1994, finishing with eleven General Certificate of Secondary Education, including an A- in Latin.

Frank Lampard father is Frank Lampard, Sr., the former West Ham United F.C. player and assistant manager who was still associated with the club when Lampard junior was playing for them. Frank Lampard mother Pat died in April 2008 aged 58 as a result of pneumonia. Lampard's uncle is Tottenham Hotspur F.C. manager Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard cousin is Redknapp's son Jamie Redknapp.

In 2000, Lampard, Ferdinand and Kieron Dyer appeared on a sex video that was filmed at the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Channel 4 aired a brief clip as part of their 2004 documentary Sex, Footballers and Videotape, claiming it was used to "remind the viewer that this is based on real life." On 23 September 2001, Lampard, along with three other Chelsea players was fined two weeks wages by the club for Frank Lampard behaviour whilst on a drinking binge on 12 September. Lampard and the others had abused grieving American tourists at a Heathrow hotel, just 24 hours after the September 11 attacks. A hotel manager stated "they were utterly disgusting. They just didn't seem to care about what had happened".

It was reported that Lampard showed an unusually high IQ score during neurological research carried out by the Chelsea F.C. doctor, Bryan English. English stated that "Frank Lampard scored one of the highest set of marks ever recorded by the company doing the tests".

Lampard has stated in 2007 that Frank Lampard is a supporter of the Conservative Party (UK).

Frank Lampard was selected by EA Sports as one of the three football stars on the cover of the FIFA 10 football game pack globally, along with Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney.

Relationships

Lampard lives in Surrey and London. Frank Lampard has two daughters with Frank Lampard former fiancee, Spanish model Elen Rivas, Luna (born 22 August 2005) and Isla (born 20 May 2007). Frank Lampard autobiography, Totally Frank, was published in August 2006. In mid-February 2009, it was reported that Lampard and Rivas had split in November 2008 after seven years together, with Rivas taking between £1 million to £12.5 million in settlement fees from Lampard's estimated £32 million net worth.

Since October 2009, Lampard has been in a relationship with Christine Bleakley. On 15 June 2011, Lampard's engagement to Christine Bleakley was announced by Frank Lampard agent.

On 24 April 2009, Lampard was involved in a radio confrontation with James O'Brien (radio presenter) on the London radio station LBC 97.3. Newspapers had reported that following Lampard's split from Rivas their children were living with her in a small flat while Lampard had converted their family home into a bachelor pad. Lampard phoned-in, objecting to criticism, and asserting that Frank Lampard had fought "tooth and nail" to keep Frank Lampard family together.

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