In mid-May, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard received the news of a lifetime. That's because it was announced that he had become the latest player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Lampard suited up for Chelsea, West Ham United and Manchester City during his brilliant Premier League playing days, scoring a total of 177 goals. Seriously, Lampard getting inducted was a complete and total no-brainer.
Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer Frank Lampard has become the latest player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame 💙— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 19, 2021
"As a young lad I remember just wanting to make it in to the West Ham team, and looking up to players like Roy Keane, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry so to be mentioned in the same bracket as them is a real honour," Lampard said after he was inducted. "I am very proud and thankful for the recognition.
"The key for me was practice and hard work. I had a talent for arriving and scoring goals. I had done it in all the teams that I played for but to score consistently over that period in the Premier League was mostly down to my hard work and dedication to constantly improve."
In total, Lampard appeared in 609 games, scoring his 177 goals, 102 assists and he won the league three times. Don't forget, he also won the Champions League with the Blues back in 2012. No one will ever forget that thrilling victory over Bayern Munich in Germany.
While he played for three different PL clubs, he's best known for his time with Chelsea FC. He's a legend in London and all over England. Once again, a huge congrats to Lampard for this. What a player!