Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea legend retires at 38

Frank Lampard: Former Chelsea legend retires at 38 :- Frank Lampard – Former England and Chelsea midfield star said that he was retiring today at the age of 38 after turning down a number of exciting offers in Britain and abroad.

The record goalscorer of Chelsea – Frank Lampard wrote on Facebook that after 21 incredible years I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer. I am immensely proud of the trophies I have won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals.

Lampard left New York City FC in the autumn and also played for West Ham United and Manchester City in the Premier League.

But it was at Stamford Bridge where he really made his name as a prolific midfielder.

He scored 211 times for the Blues and won every major club honour, netting the goals which in 2005 secured the club’s first championship title in 50 years.

Frank Lampard wrote that Of course, the largest part of my heart belongs to Chelsea Football Club, a club which has given me so many great memories.

He said that I will never forget the opportunity they gave me and the success that we managed to achieve together. It is impossible to give thanks individually to all the people that helped and supported me in my 13 years playing there.

I am eternally grateful for everything and to everyone. Chelsea fans gave me and my teammates such incredible support. Their passion and hunger drove me on personally to give my best year after year. I could not have done it without them.

Lampard’s former colleague and long-time Chelsea skipper, John Terry, paid a moving tribute, which will have many Chelsea fans in tears.