Frank Lampard was born 20/06/1978 which means he will go to the World Cup aged 31 and will turn 32 during the tournament. This age has seen many top players start to decline but Lampard’s game has never been about his pace but more about drive, forward play and ability to score goals from midfield. All three of those he still has in abundance if the past season is anything to go by.
Frank Lampard started off at West Ham, like his father, and three years after joining the club as a youth player he started to establish himself in the first team.
Lampard’s first team debut came in 1995 and by 97/98 season he was a regular. the following season he helped West Ham secure their highest ever league position, he then scored fourteen goals from midfield the next season and that persuaded Chelsea to part with £11m for his services in 2001.
Frank Lampard has been hard to shift from the Chelsea starting line up, he even set a Premiership record of 164 consecutive appearances. His goalscoring has often brought him the most plaudits during his time at Chelsea, he has almost one hundred goals in the league to his name (March 2010) and he also has over twenty goals in Europe.
Lampard’s most prolific season was 05/06 where he scored sixteen league goals, in 2005 he was credited with a second place to the, at the time, untouchable Ronaldinho, for the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player Of The Year. In the 07/08 season Lampard was named the UEFA Club Midfielder Of The Year, the first Englishman to win the award since David Beckham ten years earlier.
Frank Lampard marked himself down as a future England star during his three years at Under 21 level, he scored nine goals, a total that was only better by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers.
In October 1999 Lampard made his senior England debut but had to wait almost two years for his first International goal, which came in August 2003 against Croatia. That helped him cement his place in the England midfielder and he played in his first major international tournament for England at Euro 2004.
At Euro 2004 Frank Lampard scored three goals in four games. He was named in the Team Of The Tournament and also won England Fans’ Player Of The Year in 2004 and 2005.
Frank Lampard was also a key part of England’s World Cup 2006 bid but he ended up not scoring in the tournament despite playing every minute.
Frank Lampard Golden Boot odds
Frank Lampard’s eye for goal could make him one of the best outsiders in the World Cup Golden Boot betting, it is not hard to see him scoring three goals or even more from the England midfield.
Lampard has been recognised many teams for performing well in the midfield for both Chelsea and England and he should catch the eye for England. He stands a good chance of being voted the World Cup Player Of The Tournament and is worth backing both for that, and for the World Cup Golden Boot.
Back Frank Lampard to be the World Cup Golden Boot at 81.00 with BWin.