Manchester City star and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is set to play his final Premier League match on Sunday, and social media users have been paying tribute as a result.
The 36-year-old is joining MLS side New York City this summer, after 20 years of playing at the top of the game. He has played 881 matches to date in his career, scoring 258 goals along the way for West Ham and Swansea City as well as the Premier League giants.
The midfielder broke in to the Hammers first team in 1995, and went on to make 187 appearances for the East London club before making the big move to Chelsea. Lampard became a legend at Stamford Bridge, helping them to win several Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 648 games for them.
The 106 cap former England international’s last season has been spent at the Etihad, where he has proven that he is still good enough for the highest level despite his advancing years.
Twitter users have paid tribute to this great career, and also poked fun at Lampard…
Frank Lampard seems to be everywhere today. It’s like he saw all the attention Gerrard was getting last weekend & wanted some of the action.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 24, 2015
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) May 24, 2015
Big shoutout to Frank Lampard a giant among scoring midfielders. A credit to the PL don’t think anyone will surpass his total from m/field
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) May 24, 2015
Last game in the Premier League for a Legend, good luck in America Frank Lampard, You’ll always be welcome back at the Bridge ????????????????
— Dale! (@CarefreeTazz) May 24, 2015
Super Frank Lampard plays his last PL game today. So lucky I got to see him at Cobham, even stopped to say hello and take a photo. Legend.
— Tom Skull (@TSkull92) May 24, 2015
Don’t care about Gerrard. Today is Super Frank Lampard’s last outing in the Prem. Absolute legend and a hero of mine #SuperFrankieLampard
— Dean Wood (@Dean_AV) May 24, 2015
Mourinho starts the conference by hailing Frank Lampard: ‘one of my best players ever, one of my best professionals ever.’ #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 22, 2015
Pleasure to be able to play and train with such a legend of the game both club& country. My idol Super Frank Lampard pic.twitter.com/zm7RyPGmpJ
— Billy Clifford (@Bclifford47) May 24, 2015