Special honour for Lampard

Senin, 18 Januari 2010

Lampard's achievements during his 14-year professional career have been recognised by the FWA as he received the annual award at an event at London's Lancaster Hotel.The England international's honours include two Barclays Premier League titles and two FA Cups, along with 76 caps for his country.

He joins previous winners of the award that include Bobby Moore, Sir Alex Ferguson and Alan Shearer.

"It's unexpected for me, I'm not quite getting towards the end of my career yet but I'm very proud of what I've achieved and to get recognition for what I've achieved from the FWA is a huge thing," said Lampard.

"The football writers are so hard to please. They see us every week. They are the critics of football and I'm very proud that they have seen me in this light.

"I'm really enjoying my football at the moment. You get to 31 and you know you are past the middle part of your career now and I just want to make it last as long as you can."

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Lampard, who he worked with at Stamford Bridge.

"I am so proud to have worked with such a man," said the Inter Milan manager.

"When I am asked who are the best players I have worked with, I will always say that Frank Lampard is amongst the greatest. Not because he has been successful but because he is driven every day to become better."

Lampard won the Football Writers' Player of the Year award in 2005.
Frank Lampard
Date of Birth: Jun 20, 1978
Place of Birth: Romford
Nationality: England
Height: 183 cm.
Weight: 85 Kg.
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 8
National Team: England

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