England international and former Chelsea player, Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38. Lampard, whose career began at West Ham has had an impressive career with most of his accolades at Chelsea.
He is Chelsea’s all time highest goal scorer, a feat all the more impressive considering he played as a midfielder. He also has the highest ever number of assists in the history of the Premier League in 649 appearances for the club.
He won eleven major titles, including three Premier League titles, Champions League as well as the Europa League title.
“Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life,” said Lampard.
“I’m grateful to the Football Association for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.”