Chelsea Legend And Current Manchester City Midfielder Frank Lampard Retires From International Football

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The 26-year-old hangs up his England boots.

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New York City FC midfielder and current Manchester City loanee Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football with England.

The 36-year-old earned 106 caps for the Three Lions after making his debut for the nation against Belgium back in 1999.

Lampard was part of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup, making one appearance against Costa Rica in what was a disappointing tournament for the country.

The Chelsea legend becomes the third high profile player to hang his international boots up for the English this year along with former Blues teammate and new AS Roma left-back Ashley Cole and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Lampard finishes as the joint sixth highest capped player for the national team ever along with 1966 World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton.

It now means of the current players eligible for Hodgson’s side Rooney is now leading in terms of caps with the Manchester United forward having earned 95 to date.

It has been a year of change for Lampard who also left Stamford Bridge this summer after 13 years of success with the West Londoners and joined new MLS franchise New York City FC.

However, with the new American season not starting until 2015 the Englishman made an immediate return to the Premier League with a loan move to City.

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