Frank Lampard announces his decision to retire from professional football.
He said “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer,” he said in a statement in which he thanked West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City – his former Premier League club.
“The largest part of my heart belongs to Chelsea, a club which has given me so many great memories. I will never forget the opportunity they gave me and the success that we managed to achieve together. It is impossible to give thanks individually to all the people that helped and supported me in my 13 years playing there.”