Legenda Chelsea, Frank Lampard Mengumumkan Persaraannya

Rusdy Ahmad 6 bulan yang lalu

Frank Lampard mengumumkan persaraannya sebentar tadi di Instagram setelah 21 tahun dalam dunia bolasepak.

Lampard bermain sepenuh jiwa bersama Chelsea dan West Ham pada usia remajanya.

Selepas Chelsea, Lampard menyertai Manchester City dan ke liga MLS bersama kelab New York City FC.

Ketika di New York City FC, Lampard dilabelkan sebagai pemain import paling teruk kerana prestasinya yang tidak menentu. Namun Lampard berjaya menambat semula hati peminat. Pada bulan-bulan terakhirnya beliau dinobatkan sebagai penjaring gol terbanyak.

Sebelum persaraan, Lampard banyak mendapat pesanan Whatsapp untuk bermain di kelab dalam & luar negara. Namun direply baik oleh Lampard. Usia 38 sesuai untuk bersila panggung di rumah & bersama keluarga katanya lagi. Biar saya jalani kehidupan yang tenang seperti rakan-rakan yang lain.

Di dalam komen Instagram beliau dapat kita baca & lihat ramai peminat The Blues mengalirkan air mata dengan persaraan lagenda ini.

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After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer. Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life. I’m immensely proud of the trophies I’ve won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals. I have many people to thank. I thank my parents for instilling in me the values of hard work, dedication and professionalism, values which I have carried with me in everything that I do. I am forever grateful for the support of my family, my wife Christine and my two daughters Luna and Isla. What you have given me off the pitch has always been my strength on it. I love you all very much. Also, my friends and my own team that have always been there for me. I would like to thank the amazing team-mates, coaches, managers and backroom staff that I was privileged to work with. I’d also like to pay tribute to the clubs that I have represented. Firstly, West Ham United who gave me my debut in 1996. Thanks to the people there that believed in me at that young age. More recently Manchester City and NYCFC. I greatly enjoyed my last playing years at these two clubs and really appreciate the support I received from City Football Group and both clubs’ fans. Of course, 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. All I can say is from the day I signed until now and going forward, I'm eternally grateful for everything and to everyone. Chelsea fans gave myself and my teammates such incredible support. Their passion and hunger drove me on personally to give my best year after year. I couldn't have done it without them. Looking forward, I'm grateful to the FA for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.

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