England star Frank Lampard retires from international football!
England star Frank Lampard has announced he’s retiring from international football.
Since making his debut in 1999 against Belgium, Frank has racked up a whopping 106 caps for England and scored 29 goals!
Frank played his final game for England as captain in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the World Cup in June.
The midfielder recently left Chelsea to join American side New York City and this is thought to have played a part in his decision to retire.
“It has been a very tough decision for me to make,” Frank said.
“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.”
Frank’s 106 caps puts him joint-sixth with Bobby Charlton in the list of England’s most-capped players, just behind Peter Shilton (125), David Beckham (115), Steven Gerrard (114), Bobby Moore (108) and Ashley Cole (107).
Gerrard has also retired, leaving England without two of its most-celebrated players.
Lampard has returned to England for a loan spell with Chelsea’s rivals Manchester City, who are partnered with his new club, before returning to New York when the new MLS season starts later this year.