Frank James Lampard Jr. was born in Romford, London, England, June 20, 1978, Lampard comes from a family of legendary football players. Apart from his father, his uncle Harry Redknapp is also named one of the former West Ham United. Redknapp is now the manager of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Lampard's cousin, Jamie Redknapp played defending Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth before finally retiring in 2005 due to frequent injuries. Lampard fell in love with a Spanish model Elen Rives have called him a baby girl named Luna Coco Patricia Lampard was born on August 22, 2005.
Lampard began his career at West Ham United, where his father worked as an assistant coach. In July 1994, he joined the West Ham youth team. He signed his first professional contract on July 1, 1995. In October 1995, Lampard to join Swansea City on loan. He made his league debut on October 7, 1995, during a 2-0 win over Bradford City. He recorded nine league appearances with one goal for Swansea City before returning to West Ham in January 1996.
Lampard debut with West Ham United took place on January 31, 1996 during a match against Coventry City. A year later, he suffered a broken right leg in a game against Aston Villa on March 15, 1997 which made him have a rest for a while. Lampard's first goal for West Ham United's happening in the current 1997-98 season away game against Barnsley. Lampard managed to penetrate the main squad West Ham United's 1997-98 season. One season later, he played throughout the 1998-99 season to West Ham United's fifth entrenched in the final standings.
Lampard joined Chelsea for a fee of £ 11 million, on May 15, 2001. Lampard at Stamford Bridge appearance tends to be slow, but it is often surprising. While undergoing his third season with Chelsea, along with the arrival of Roman Abramovich, he managed to make himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
Lampard's debut for Chelsea was on a pre-season game against Leyton Orient on July 26, 2001 and scored his first goal on another pre-season game against Northampton Town, which was won by Chelsea with a landslide score 7-1, on August 1, 2001. His debut in the Premier League was on August 19, 2001 as Chelsea draw with Newcastle United 1-1. In his first season joining Chelsea, he just did not join the competition and scored seven goals in all competitions.
Lampard has scored 89 goals for Chelsea until March 31, 2007, making him the top scorer at the club and included in the top 10 overall. He also became the most prolific quarterback in the history of Chelsea scored after successfully surpassing the record ever made by Dennis Wise, the 76 goals, on December 17, 2006. He scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea in the FA Cup three against Macclesfield Town on January 6, 2007. In an interview conducted after won the FA Cup, Lampard said that he will not 'last forever' in Chelsea. Since then, he began rumored to be joining Juventus, where his old coach, Claudio Ranieri. He is also rumored to have been purchased by Real Madrid for 25 million pounds. These rumors grew stronger as Lampard's agent stated that Lampard has not signed a memorandum of a contract extension with Chelsea.
In the early days of his career, Lampard has been overseen by Peter Taylor, coach of the England U-21 at the time, and eventually appointed him as part of a team. U-21 debut Lampard was on November 13, 1997, in a match against Greece. He captained the England U-21 to U-21 Champions Europe in 2000. His last appearance Caps U-21 was in June 2000 at an away match against Slovakia. Lampard scored nine goals in joining the U-21 team that is only surpassed by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers (both scoring 13 goals).
The first appearance of the senior England team to defend Lampard was on October 10, 1999 against Belgium at Sunderland in a friendly match. He played for 76 minutes in a match which England won with the score 2-1. He was replaced by teammate Dennis Wise. Unfortunately, he was not selected in the squad list of 23 players who defended Britain in the arena of Euro 2000, not even in the final round of the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Lampard scored his first goal for the national team Britain on August 20, 2003 in a friendly match against Croatia which England won 3-1.
He was included in the squad who parachuted in Euro 2004 in Portugal. England reached the quarter-finals, also thanks to the efforts Lampard. He scored three goals in four games. With the retirement of Paul Scholes from the world of international soccer, Lampard finally put in squad formation of Sven-Göran Eriksson, scored five goals playing for England in the 2006 World Cup qualifying, and wear jerseys numbered 8, which was previously worn by Scholes.
At the 2006 World Cup, Lampard game is considered less than satisfactory so many widely criticized by the British media. He fired a 24 shot on goal in the tournament, 10 of them off, and no one has managed to break down the wicket. England national team coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, defending it by saying, "He worked tirelessly for our victory. Kick more accurately than any player in the competition, of course, was incredible for us. I do not want to criticize it, whatever it is. "
Lampard full play in five games to defend England in the 2006 World Cup. He was one of three England players other than Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher (both from Liverpool FC), that their penalty was ignored by Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira, as a penalty shootout against Portugal in the quarter-finals of the World Cup on July 1, 2006.
He also studied Spanish, which led to the emergence of rumors that he would move to La Liga until he denied it and argued that it was done only for the sake of the family since she was a Spaniard. In addition, she also wants her daughter someday be able to master two languages. In July 2006, The Sun published a paper with cut his autobiography entitled, presented a series Totally Frank. The book was peeling secrets of private life and the reaction to his performance in the 2006 World Cup was heavily criticized by the media. Lampard has two cars, the Aston Martin DB9 and Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. He also has two dogs, both French mastiff type, named Daphne and Rocco.