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Frank Lampard has named his toughest opponent from his football career

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Frank Lampard enjoyed a remarkable footballing career.

The Romford born midfielder started off his career at West Ham, before making a name for himself at Chelsea; where he won three Premier League titles and a Champions League triumph in 2012.

Lampard's time at Stamford Bridge came to an end in 2014, where he then enjoyed spells at Manchester City and New York City, before calling it a day in 2016.

Lampard has gone down as one of the best players the Premier League has ever seen, mostly due to his incredible goal-scoring ability from midfield.

Across his 20 year Premier League career, the West Ham graduate found the back of the net 177 times in England's top flight, making him the 4th highest goal-scorer in Premier League history.


In an interview with COPA 90, Lampard was asked who his toughest opponent was during his footballing career.

Given that Lampard spent 20 years in the Premier League, this was sure to be a tough question.

And the 39-year-old named named five players, but in the end Lampard revealed that Steven Gerrard was the toughest, claiming that he had 'everything'.

The former Chelsea midfielder said: "It’s a tough one, I played against so many great players.

"I remember Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira, they were untouchable and they would sort of bully me on the pitch, in a good way. I felt in awe of them on the pitch.

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"Roy Keane would just say “get off” and keep you over there while he played his own game.

"When that era finished, Gerrard, Scholesy, Yaya Toure came through… But I’ll say Gerrard [as his toughest opponent] for the consistency over the years, when he was on it he had everything."


The England midfielder, who picked up 106 caps for his country, also revealed that Chelsea's Champions League triumph over Bayern in 2012 was the highlight of his career.

"The Champions League, all day long. Now that run looks like destiny but it didn’t feel like at the time.

"Against Bayern, they were much better than us man-for-man. The celebration on the pitch for that [victory] was the best, the first league win was brilliant but that was on another level."

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