Frank Lampard played his final Premier League game on Sunday and signed off in style, winning and scoring as captain of Manchester City. He will be joining up with New York City FC in July, where the fans eagerly await his arrival, as they are struggling at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The 36-year-old will turn 37 before his first game for the club, but he has proved age is not a problem in his final Premier League season, scoring six goals in 32 appearances.
He has won a whole host of trophies and personal awards, all of which came in his Chelsea career, throughout his career and his experience is arguably what the NYCFC midfield is lacking.
So lets have a look at Lampard’s career in numbers.
- Premier League (3) – 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2009/2010
- FA Cup (4) – 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2011/2012
- League Cup (2) – 2004/2005, 2006/2007
- Champions League – 2011/2012
- Europa League – 2012/2013
Notable Individual Awards:
- Ballon d’Or Silver Award – 2005
- UEFA Midfielder of the Year – 2008
- Premier League Player of the Decade – 2001-2010
- Premier League Player of the Season (2) – 2004/2005, 2005/2006
- PFA Team of the Year (5) – 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010
- Chelsea Player of the Year (3) – 2004, 2005, 2009
- Chelsea Golden Boot (5) – 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2011/2012, 2012/2013
- Chelsea all-time leading goalscorer – 211 goals
- England caps – 106
Lampard is renowned for his late arrival into the box and finding the back of the net, which is something NYCFC will surely profit from.
He has scored a staggering 259 club goals in 882 appearances and picked up 106 England caps, scoring 29 goals for his nation.
The former England international will bring a wealth of experience to NYCFC and will be eager to make an impact.
How good will Frank Lampard be for NYCFC and how excited are you about his move to MLS?