Former Chelsea and England midfielder, Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from professional football.
Lampard, who was captain in back-to-back UEFA Champions League and Europa League final wins announced his retirement on Thursday ending a 21-year playing career.
He wrote on social media: “Whilst I have received a number of exciting offers to continue playing, at 38 I feel now is the time to begin the next chapter in my life.
“I’m grateful to the Football Association for the opportunity to study for my coaching qualifications and I look forward to pursuing the off-field opportunities that this decision opens.”
The 38-year-old spent last year with New York City in Major League Soccer in the United States.
Lampard made 649 appearances for Chelsea and won 106 England caps.
He made 132 UEFA club appearances and 29 UEFA club goals.