Former England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from football on Thursday, bringing an end to a 21-year professional career.

The 38-year-old, who spent last season with Major League Soccer side New York City, enjoyed a trophy-laden career during his 13-year spell with Chelsea, making 649 appearances for the Stamford Bridge side and claiming three English Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League and one UEFA Europa League.

Lampard also featured for Premier League outfits West Ham United and Manchester City, as well as having a loan spell at Swansea City at the beginning of his career. 

Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, Lampard made 106 international appearances, scoring 29 goals, and represented England in three consecutive FIFA World Cup™ tournaments - Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Lampard wore the captain's armband in his final game for the Three Lions, which came against Costa Rica during the Brazil 2014 group stage.