Frank James Lampard was born in Romford, Havering, Greater London on the 20th June 1978. He is an English football player currently at Chelsea and the England national side as an attacking Midfielder. Lampard is known for his powerful long-range shots and prolific goalscoring abilities from midfield. He is the son of Frank Lampard, the former England full back and two-time FA Cup winner with West Ham United. His family is also related to another famous footballing family, the Redknapps.
A current England national team regular, Lampard is acknowledged as one of the most improved players in English football over the past three years. He has won the English Premiership twice, with Chelsea, 2004-05 and 2005-06, the League Cup twice with Chelsea, 2005 and 2007, the FA Community Shield with Chelsea in 2005, and the FA CUP with Chelsea in 2007, plus the UEFA Intertoto Cup with West Ham in 1999.
In November 2005 he was named runner-up to Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho in the European Footballer of the Year awards. A month later he finished in second place, once again behind Ronaldinho, in the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He was also named FWA Footballer of the Year in 2005.