Following Frank Lampard’s retirement from football, we take a look at the former Chelsea midfielder’s staggering statistics which elevate him among the Premier League greats..
Nicknamed 'Super Frank', you only have to look at Lampard's career numbers to see that he lived up to that name - and after taking to Instagram to reveal his retirement, here is just a selection of his feats at Chelsea and beyond...
Lampard’s tally of 177 Premier League goals places him fourth on the all-time list – while he is the only midfielder to feature in the top 15. He hit double-figures for 10 straight seasons in the league, while his total 22 in 2009-10 put him only behind team-mate Didier Drogba (29) in the standings. The haul began at West Ham United and finished at Manchester City for Lampard, but 147 of those 177 strikes came during his 14-year spell with Chelsea.
106 England appearances
A key member of England’s squad for more than a decade, Lampard represented his country 106 times. He was one of five players from the ill-named ‘Golden generation’ to reach the 100 club, with Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney also passing that mark. Lampard scored 29 times for England, though his 37 shots without a goal at the World Cup was a record for any player since 1966.
11 major honours at Chelsea
Lampard won every trophy available at domestic level with Chelsea, while European triumphs came in 2012 with the Champions League, and Europa League glory following one year later. A three-time winner of the Premier League, Lampard also lifted the FA Cup four times and the League Cup twice.
211 goals for Chelsea
Despite being a midfielder, Lampard sits top of Chelsea’s all-time scoring list. His total of 211 puts him nine clear of Bobby Tambling, while Kerry Dixon sits third with 193. However, Lampard sits fourth in terms of record appearances for the club, behind Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and close friend John Terry.
5 seasons in a row with 20+ goals
Lampard established a reputation as the ultimate goalscoring midfielder, and he recorded 20 or more strikes in every season from 2005-06 to 2009-10. Famed for scoring deflected goals, Lampard also had the canny knack of arriving into the box at the perfect time – a trait many pundits will attribute to the midfielder when observing current players in the league.