203 goals in 402 appearances, and that too, by a 34-year old midfielder, yes, we are talking about Chelsea’s legendary midfielder Frank Lampard. Chelsea should be proud of themselves because they have this proud play maker in their squad and if it goes on like this, he will continue his spectacular show until the end of his career.
Born in Romford, England, on 20 June 1978, Lampard joined West Ham United (youth team) in 1994, his father’s former club, when his father was the assistant coach. But soon, he joined Swansea City on loan in October 1995. He returned to West Ham in January 1996. But luck was his as he joined Chelsea in August 2001 on a deal of £11 million. From here on, he started to be recognised by experts and other professionals.
This ace midfielder started his debut with a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on 19 August 2001, and from here started his marvellous, wonderful and extraordinary career. His skills, his moves, his passes, his motivation and dedication is something really to praise about. He was selected as the Barclays Player of the Month in September 2003, PFA Fans’ Player of the Month in October in the same year, he was also named in the 2004 PFA Team of the Year too. Not only this, at the end of the season he came second, behind Thierry Henry, for the 2004 FWA Footballer of the Year award.
This man has now broken the record of Bobby Tambling’s 202 goals by scoring two goals for Chelsea (his 202nd and 203rd) making him now the club’s highest scorer with 203 goals. But at this stage, speculations were also in the air of him leaving Stamford Bridge for MLS, but now he has signed a new deal with the Blues which will keep him in the club for a year.
Just wishing good luck to Lampard for his future!!!