End of the Season
The end of a season in football can mark the end of a career, the end of a revolution, the end of a tradition and so much more. Each year whether it be players, chairmen, managers or your beloved fans the football off season becomes the hectic and stressful time for any. Yet no one who is directly a player and or manager feels the pressure either of these two do. With every fans eyes gazing at every move you do, criticizing your choices and opinions. It would seem impossible to fulfill everyones wishes.
Frank Lampard feels the same. Frank has been playing football since he was just a boy. In 1994 he joined the West Ham youth team at the ripe age of 16. Signing a professional contract the following year. He went on loan to Swansea City in October 1995, debuting in his team's victory 2–0 over Bradford City and scoring his first career goal in a match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Lampard went on to have an extremely bountiful career at West Ham under the management of his father and uncle (Frank Lampard and Harry Redknapp). During his career at West Ham he made 187 appearances and scored 39 goals. Until finally in 2001, when his father and uncle were sacked he left for 11 million pounds to Chelsea FC. From then on he went onto making 608 appearances and scoring 203 goals for the Blues. Along with this he made 97 appearances for the England international team while also scoring 29 goals for his country. He is now decorated as Chelsea's all time top goal scorer.
Throughout the 2012/13 season Lampard was battered for his age despite his undeniable skill for the game. Along with fellow teammate Ashley Cole he is expected to leave Stamford Bridge for another journey as interim manager Rafa Benitez believes the veteran player will be on his way out of the club this off-season. Before hand Frank Lampard has chosen to retire from playing football and has chosen to manage in the football world. His statement as of June 1st 2013 Frank Lampard has said sadly "I have had a wonderful career in English football, and in football overall but, now it is time to end that. Yet I will not be far from the sport as I choose to follow in my uncles and fathers footsteps and become a manager."
Lampard signs off
Lampard signs off