Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Frank Lampard set to leave the Blues at the end of the month (June)

Lampard signing
Lampard right after signing on to Chelsea in 2001

Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard has announced he will be leaving the Blues in a statement on Monday as he heads to Brazil for his third World Cup appearance with the English national team. The legendary midfielder will bid farewell to the Blues at the end of June after a successful 13-season spell.
The 35-year-old Blues player moved to Stamford Bridge in 2001 and has become a household not just in his side but in the premier league. In his statement, Lampard reminisces on his first day in the team and as well thanks all those who helped him along the way.

 when I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy shairing in so much success. This club has become part of my life and I have so many people to thank for the opportunity.”
Firstly, Ken Bates, who put his neck on the line to sign me as a young player and without him I would not have even begun this experience. Roman Abramovich, the man who saved our club and took us all to new levels. His desire to push the club to the top of the football world has rubbed off on everyone” 

Achievements: He led the team to three Premier League titles, the 2012 Champions League title, the 2013 Europa League, four FA Cups, two League Cups and two Community Shields. He finished second in World Player of the Year voting in 2005, behind only Ronaldinho. Lampard is the highest scoring midfielder in the history of the Premier League with 171 goals, and trails only Alan Shearer, Andrew Cole and Thierry Henry in the all-time standings. He finishes his Chelsea career as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 211. In his statement, Lampard thanked the owners, players, managers and fans for their support over the years.