One of the top midfielders of his generation, he became Chelsea's all-time leading scorer and broke England's penalty kick record; debuted for the English national team in 1999 and went on to appear in over 100 matches for the team.
He was the runner-up to Ronaldinho for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award, and won the 2005 Ballon d'Or Silver Award.
He appeared on the FIFA 10 video game cover alongside Wayne Rooney.
He began his career with West Ham United while his father was the assistant coach, and broke his leg during a match against Aston Villa in the 1996-97 season.
His father Frank Lampard Sr. was a professional soccer player.