2017.02.02 16:34

F. Lampardas paskelbė apie karjeros pabaigą 2017.02.02 16:34

Buvęs Anglijos rinktinės ir ilgametis Londono „Chelsea“ klubo futbolininkas Frankas Lampardas paskelbė apie karjeros pabaigą. Apie tai jis parašė savo „Instagram“ paskyroje.

„Po 21-erių neįtikėtinų metų, aš nusprendžiau, kad dabar yra tinkamas laikas baigti savo futbolininko profesionalo karjerą (...). Būdamas 38-erių metų, aš jaučiu, kad laikas pradėti naują mano gyvenimo etapą. Aš labai didžiuojuosi visais iškovotais prizais ir tuo, kad esu atstovavęs savo šalies rinktinei daugiau negu 100 kartų ir, kad esu pelnęs daugiau negu 300 įvarčių (...).

Noriu daug kam padėkoti. Dėkoju savo tėvams (...), dėkoju už paramą savo šeimai (...), dėkoju savo komandos draugams, treneriams, vadybininkams ir techniniam personalui, su kuriais man teko laimė dirbti (...).

Norčiau pareikšti pagarbą visiems klubams, kuriems aš atstovavau. Pirmiausia, „West Ham“, kuriame debiutavau 1996 metais. Taip pat – „Manchester City“ ir Niujorko NYCFC. Tačiau, be abejo, mano širdis priklauso „Chelsea“ (...)“, – rašė F. Lampardas.

F. Lampardas ilgiausiai karjeroje gynė Londono „Chelsea“ klubo spalvas. Su „mėlynaisiais“ jis tris kartu tapo Anglijos čempionu, keturis sykius iškovojo Anglijos taurę, du kartus kėlė į viršų Anglijos Supertaurę ir šalies lygos taurę. Europoje F. Lampardas su Londono ekipa laimėjo Čempionų lygos ir Europos lygos turnyrus.

Anglijos rinktinei F. Lampardas atstovavo 106 kartus ir pelnė 29 įvarčius. „Chelsea“ klubui jis pelnė 211 įvarčių ir pagal šį rodiklį yra rekordininkas.


After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional footballer. Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing at home and abroad, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life. I’m immensely proud of the trophies I’ve won, of representing my country over 100 times and of scoring more than 300 career goals. I have many people to thank. I thank my parents for instilling in me the values of hard work, dedication and professionalism, values which I have carried with me in everything that I do. I am forever grateful for the support of my family, my wife Christine and my two daughters Luna and Isla. What you have given me off the pitch has always been my strength on it. I love you all very much. Also, my friends and my own team that have always been there for me. I would like to thank the amazing team-mates, coaches, managers and backroom staff that I was privileged to work with. I’d also like to pay tribute to the clubs that I have represented. Firstly, West Ham United who gave me my debut in 1996. Thanks to the people there that believed in me at that young age. More recently Manchester City and NYCFC. I greatly enjoyed my last playing years at these two clubs and really appreciate the support I received from City Football Group and both clubs’ fans. Of course, the largest part of my heart belongs to Chelsea, a club which has given me so many great memories. I will never forget the opportunity they gave me and the success that we managed to achieve together. It is impossible to give thanks individually to all the people that helped and supported me in my 13 years playing there. All I can say is from the day I signed until now and going forward, I'm eternally grateful for everything and to everyone. Chelsea fans gave myself and my teammates such incredible support. Their passion and hunger drove me on personally to give my best year after year. I couldn't have done it without them. Looking forward, I'm grateful to the FA for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.

A video posted by Frank Lampard (@franklampard) on Feb 2, 2017 at 2:56am PST