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It's Finally Broken...The Big News!

It's Finally Broken...The Big News!

As was expected, Chelsea legend and one of England's eight centurions, Frank Lampard, has finally called time on his Three Lions career as he announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect in a statement released this afternoon [Tuesday] by his management company.

The 36-year-old former Chelsea vice-captain and highest goalscorer in history - though now a New York City player on loan at English champions Manchester City - made 106 senior international appearances with the Three Lions scoring 29 goals in the process, and is one of only 8 players to have earned a century+ caps for England.

For some, the father of two will be fondly remembered for his famous 'ghost goal' against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in Africa which became all the inspiration FIFA needed for the introduction of goal-line technology into the beautiful game.

Famous for not just his goals but also humility and charisma on and off the pitch, on behalf of Vital Chelsea it's 'congratulations Super Frankie for your years of meritorious and illustrious service to the fatherland and the Pride of London, and Franks for all the memories, not least the one at the Allianz Arena; and good luck in your future endeavours...though, I must say, I'm not so sure of the good luck part whilst you're yet with the Citizens!'

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Date:Tuesday August 26 2014
Time: 2:58PM


He has released a statement which read: “I have taken the decision to retire from international football. “It has been a very tough decision for me to make, which is why I have given it so much thought since the World Cup. “I have always been exceptionally proud and honoured to represent my country and have to say, looking back, I have enjoyed every minute of wearing the England shirt. “Due to my club career now going in a different direction, it is of the utmost importance for me to consider my family first and also to concentrate on how I can perform consistently to the best of my abilities over my next few years in club football. “It is now the time to move forward and I feel very confident that, with Roy Hodgson in charge, the young players that we have coming through, and the changes that are being made throughout the development of the youth system in this country, we will have success in the future and a team that this country deserves. “I would like to thank all the managers that I have worked under, all the players that I have been fortunate enough to play alongside, and all the England fans for their support, not only at home but particularly on their travels with the team around the world. “I now look forward to continuing to support the team as a fan and wish them every success for the upcoming campaign towards France 2016.”
26/08/2014 15:02:00
Fine career and a loyal servant to England. Professional and a role model. All the best Lamps! #superfrankieLampard #legend #icon #cfcforever
26/08/2014 15:04:00
Wow syed, that was fast! Super fast! Thanks mate ;-)
The Josh
26/08/2014 15:06:00
He happened to be in a group, the so called golden generation, of under-achievers more similar to Didier's Ivory Coast expiring team. All the best when he finally kicks the ball for New York Football Club. As for now, enjoy benchwarning at $hitty.
26/08/2014 15:11:00
yeahhhh the england squad suckhs .... lampard does not deserve the humiliation under that loser gerrard .... n FA u r utter disgust ... fa has ruined the english football ..... gerrard should take a leaf from lampard n give up captaincy .... give others a chance to flourish ......
26/08/2014 15:30:00
lol, Gerrard had since retired...
The Josh
26/08/2014 16:12:00
ohhh damn it seems i dont listen to loserpool news .... anyways frank is awesome <3 cahill for captain then !!!!!
26/08/2014 16:37:00
@gary777, I don't want Cahill to be associated with leading a bunch of loosers because England national team will always be crap. Ok, may be assistant then.
26/08/2014 17:21:00
FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Lampard's retirement: 106 caps, 29 goals, 3 World Cups. Wonderful player. Frank Lampard also helped change football. — Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter) August 27, 2014. Stay classy, Frank.
The Josh
27/08/2014 16:51:00
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