Frank Lampard announces retirement from football
Frank Lampard scored more than 300 career goals
The former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City and England midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football.
The 38years old footballer retires having won 106 England caps and scored more than 300 career goals – 211 of them during a 13-year spell with Chelsea that saw him become the club’s record scorer.
Lampard who announce his decision on Instagram, said:
“After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer.
“Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.
“I’m immensely proud of the trophies I’ve won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals.”
Lampard is Chelsea’s record goalscorer having joined the club in 2001. Among his honours at Stamford Bridge were three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.
Lampard is currently undergoing studies for his coaching badges.