Former Chelsea midfielder and coach, Frank Lampard has become the latest addition to the prestigious Premier League’s Hall of Fame collection. Lampard joins the esteemed list of Alan Shearar, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane following a vote from the public.
Lampard scored 177 goals in 609 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Chelsea and Manchester City. He won the Premier League 3 times during his fairytale 13-year career at Stamford Bridge, during which he scored 211 goals in all competitions.
Frank Lampard won the Premier League 3 times with Chelsea as a player
Frank Lampard is considered the greatest goal-scoring midfielder and helped Chelsea lift their first Premier League title under Mourinho in 2005. Frank Lampard was named Premier League player of the season that year, and made his presence felt at the biggest stage.
Adding to his goals, Frank Lampard also provided 102 assists for Chelsea picking up 4 Premier League player of the month awards during his time at the bridge. Lampard started his career at West Ham, where he played for 6 years making 148 appearances and notching up 26 goals in the process.
The midfielder was napped up by Chelsea for 11million Euros in 2001 and went on to become one of the greatest midfielders the Premier League has ever seen. He is widely considered as one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players and has now been recognised for his contributions in the top flight of English football.
Only four players have scored more PL goals than Lampard, who also netted against 39 different opponents in the competition, more than any other player. Lampard was renowned for his stunning long-range goals, and he holds the PL record for the most scored from outside the penalty area, with 41.
The league said the Hall of Fame “celebrates the talent and achievements” of those who have featured in the division since its inception in 1992 and that players must have been retired as of August-1, 2020 to be eligible. 3 more players would be added to the Premier League Hall of Fame in the Batch of 2021.