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Football | Barclays Premier League

Lampard’s 13 finest moments



He was the runner up in the 2005 Fifa World Player of the Year awards, won three Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, four FA Cups and two League Cups with Chelsea. Ladies and gentleman, we present to you Frank Lampard!

Since joining Chelsea from West Ham for £11million in 2001, the midfielder produced some sterling performances that had over 40 000 fans bowing to him at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard recently announced he will be leaving Chelsea when his current contract expires at the end of June, following a wonderful 13-season spell at the London-based club.

In recognition of his achievements as a Chelsea player, supersport.com looks back at his 13 most memorable moments in the Blues jersey.

Shortly after signing for the club from West Ham United in 2001, Lampard took a seat in the East Stand at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea unveiled their £11million signing.

He made his debut for Chelsea on the opening day of the 2001/02 campaign in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard is congratulated by teammates Zenden, Gianfranco Zola and Jody Morris after he opened his Chelsea scoring account with a close-range finish in a 3-0 win against Levski Sofia in the Uefa Cup.

Lampard's first taste of the Champions League group stage came at the start of the 2003/04 campaign away at Sparta Prague. It was a competition which, in the years to come, would be filled with highs and lows.

Teammates on the international stage, Lampard shook hands with Liverpool's Steven Gerrard in October 2005 after beating Merseyside outfit 4-1 at Anfield. Lampard had opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Lampard was rewarded for his impressive performances over the course of 2005 when he was runner up to Ronaldinho in the Fifa World Player of the Year awards, with future Chelsea teammate Samuel Eto'o voted into third place.

Paulo Ferreira (C) and Frank Lampard (R) acknowledge the fans from the open topped bus during the parade of the Barclays Premiership trophy and the FA Community Shield as they make their way down New King's Road on the Chelsea Football Club victory parade on May 14, 2006 in London, England. Chelsea became only the second club to win back to back Premiership Titles gaining manager Jose Mourinho his second title in two years.

Frank Lampard lifts the trophy as the Chelsea players celebrate following their victory at the end of the Carling Cup Final match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium on February 25, 2007 in Cardiff, Wales

Skipper Frank Lampard and John Terry lift the trophy during the Uefa Europa League Final between SL Benfica and Chelsea FC at Amsterdam Arena on May 15, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lampard was the captain of the match due to Terry’s unavailability.

Frank Lampard of Chelsea lifts the Champions League trophy during the Chelsea victory parade following their Uefa Champions League and FA Cup victories on May 20, 2012 in London, England.

Lampard surpassed Bobby Tambling's record to become the club's all-time highest goalscorer. It was a brace at Villa Park that took him past the former Chelsea striker and here he saluted the travelling Blues faithful at fulltime.

Goal number 211, his last in a Chelsea shirt, came in a 3-0 win against Stoke City back in April. Lampard's penalty had been saved by Asmir Begovic but he reacted quickest to fire home the rebound

He bagged a total of 211 goals for Chelsea, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer and this is how Adidas paid homage to him for this massive achievement.

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