One of the top midfielders of his generation, he became Chelsea FC's all-time leading scorer and broke England's penalty kick record; debuted for the English national team in 1999 and went on to appear in over 100 matches for the team. He became the manager of Chelsea in 2019.
He was the runner-up to Ronaldinho for the 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year award, and won the 2005 Ballon d'Or Silver Award.
His father Frank Lampard Sr. was a professional soccer player.
He appeared on the FIFA 10 video game cover alongside Wayne Rooney.