LB presents the Full Story of a Football Legend best known by the Nickname; ‘Super Frankie’. Our Frank Lampard Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date.
The analysis of the Chelsea FC Legend involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about Frankie’s goals and assist record and also his trophy haul but few consider his life outside the pitch which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let us begin.
Frank Lampard Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
Frank James Lampard was born on June 20, 1978, in Romford, London, England to Frank Lampard, Sr. (father) and Pat Lampard (mother).
He comes from a family of footballers and he is the youngest child of his parents. For little Frank, it was all about school and football.
Frank Lampard was a brilliant child and top of his class back then when he attended Brentwood School from 1989 and 1994. He completed his GCSEs and earned an A+ parallel. His love for football was also seen at a very youthful age.
According to Frankie ‘I was very young when I started liking football. I grew into a family of people who loved the game so for as long as I can remember I have too.
I was the mummy’s boy because I was the last child. Asides from playing football, I also loved reading. My mum who was a Liberian made me love reading books. I will always remember how West Ham and particularly Harry Redknapp and my Dad helped me start my career.
Frank Lampard Childhood Biography – The School Quiz:
While in school as a little kid, Frankie got determined to become a footballer rather than a having continuous focus on education for one reason.
That’s ‘To prove doubters Wrong’. Doubters here includes his school friends and teacher. Now, let us give you the gist;
As Frank Lampard puts it: “At school, I remember completing a paper about what I wanted to do for a job. I put footballer and the teacher told me that being a footballer is not a job.
She told me only one in 300 kids makes it as a Footballer. And she would say: ‘Do you think you will be the one?’ I said: ‘Yes I do’. And my classmates would sit there and laugh at me.”
This was a turning point for Frankie, a time he decided he would focus solely on football after his GCSE’s exams. Making up his mind thou wasn’t easy.
It was one teacher named Mr Bouckley (Pic below) that assisted him with needed guardian and cancelling.
Lampard wrote: “Bouckley helped me through a difficult time when I was deciding whether or not to leave school after my GCSEs and take up a football career,”
adding: “His personal touch, the encouragement along the way was greatly appreciated.
Finally, he said: ” One of the most important roles of a teacher is to inspire their pupils to fulfil their dreams and aspiration. Mr Bouckley was a prime example of a good teacher”
Frank Lampard Family Life:
FATHER: His father, Frank Richard George Lampard was born 20 September 1948 to Frank Richard Lampard (1920–1953) and Hilda D. Stiles (born 1928).
He is an English retired professional footballer who once played as a left-back. He played most of his career for West Ham United with a brief spell with Southend United.
He has a sister Gwendoline, who is a year younger than him. He was only five years old when his father died in 1953, aged 33.
Frank Lampard’s dad is a brother-in-law of former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.
He is also the uncle to former England, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton player Jamie Redknapp.
Their relationship has been splendid. From 1994 to 2001 worked at West Ham as an assistant manager under Harry Redknapp, his brother-in-law. He is currently a football consultant.
Super Frankie while growing up enjoyed a good relationship with his father who he most times considers as the brain behind his career.
MOTHER: Late Patricia Harris Lampard is Frank Lampard’s mother. She died on the 24th of April 2008 following complications from pneumonia. She was buried amidst sadness from her family.
It was reported that after her untimely death, Callous Burglars ransack her empty home in a bid to find her expensive jewellery.
The thieves ransacked the property, destroying furniture and pulling cupboards from the walls as they searched – but they made off empty-handed as all of Mrs Lampard’s jewellery went to her daughters following her death.
They are believed to have entered the property after wedging a window open. No one was in the house at the time.
Mr Lampard Snr told The Sun: ‘They made a right mess. They were obviously looking for money or jewellery but there wasn’t anything there. There was some junk jewellery lying about but they didn’t take it. They knew what they wanted.’
Frank Lampard Love Life:
Frank Lampard fell in love with Spanish model Elen Rivas. Although, She never made it to the altar with him.
He spent seven years with Elen Rivas, with whom he has two daughters Luna (born 22 August 2005) and Isla (born 20 May 2007), before they decided to split in 2009.
That year 2009, Frank meet another lady. Frank was with Piers Morgan in a bar when Christine came into the bar and Frank said,
“Who’s that? She looks different…She’s attractive.” … “She just looked at you mate. Think she likes you too and should like your little girls too!” said Piers.
Next thing, they were together. The next day, Frank travelled to play for England and they spoke every night for four hours and just fell madly in love just in one week.
Lampard has been in a relationship with television presenter Christine Bleakley since then. On 15 June 2011, their engagement was announced by Lampard’s agent.
The couple married on December 20, 2015, after a four-year engagement.
It is interesting to note that Frankie’s daughters from his relationship with Elen Rivas get on so well with Christine.
‘Sometimes Christine and the girls do gang up on me,’ the footballer said.
Frank Lampard continues…‘For me, that’s great, because going into a relationship, the step-parent role is hard. To get to the point where I see the girls saying, “We’ve got Chris and we love you Chris, is brilliant.’
He added: ‘Back then, I had a year of being a single dad and it was tough. I remember when I come back from work, so tired, and observed they’ve made a mess in their room, I get frustrated. It’s certainly helped me having Christine and the bond that has grown between her and the girls.’
With his daughters now nearing their teenage years, Frank says he doesn’t want to spoil them by giving them too much monies. He urges them to go out and earn their own money. By this, they’ll appreciate life more.
He said: ‘I give them loads of cash mostly at Christmas and at their birthdays, I do my best but don’t want to get carried away by spoiling them.
I don’t want a brat of 13 or 14. I still tell them to go out and earn their own money. Literally, they get £ 5,000-week pocket money.’
Frank Lampard Biography – She Regrets Leaving Him:
The former fiancee of Frank and mother of Frank’s daughters, Spanish model Elen Rivas, recently has admitted that she is still in love with the star and hopes to reconcile with him – despite his new romance with Christine Bleakley.
She was out of the country as the news broke of Lampard’s romance with Christine. Miss Rives is now living with her other daughters, Luna, four, and two-year-old Isla, in a six-bedroom house that Lampard has bought for £2.85 million.
The heartbroken Spanish blonde called off the wedding after suspecting Lampard was linked to two other women and made it clear that she was devastated.
In her words; ‘I was very, very sad. He totally broke my heart, I just cried. Maybe I was so in a hurry to let him off my life’…
But today, Miss Rives said that she could not face starting another relationship, saying: ‘It wouldn’t be fair of her to start a new relationship when she still thinks of Frank.
She also insisted that she would never date another footballer, adding: ‘No, no, no. I have been asked out on dates, of course, them other footballers, but I say no to everybody.’
She admitted that she is struggling, as she said: ‘Frank supports the kids, but I have to work. Obviously, he gave me the house, but the rest I have to do myself.
It’s hard being a single mum. I feel lonely sometimes. I feel angry, but I have to be strong. I have moments when I want to cry and hideaway, but my kids and friends get me through.’
After confirming Lampard has fully moved on, Rives had to concentrate on rebuilding her life and career. She once reinvented herself as a lingerie designer, launching a new collection for Tesco.
Frank Lampard Untold Biography Facts – Why Some Americans Hate Him:
On 23 September 2001, Frank Lampard, along with three other Chelsea players was fined two weeks wages by the club for his behaviour whilst on a drinking binge on 12 September.
Frank Lampard Biography Facts – He spent time on loan at Swansea City:
He spent time on loan at Swansea City Back to his career, Lampard spent time on loan at Swansea City. He appeared in nine games between October 1995 and January 1996.
Frank Lampard Biography – High IQ:
When you watch Frank Lampard on the pitch, it is clear that he is a highly intelligent player and reads the game well.
It is not just his football IQ that is high. He also recorded an impressive IQ score of 150 during his time at Chelsea. This is one of the highest set of marks ever recorded by the company carrying out the tests.
According to reports carried out by Chelsea FC’s Doctor Bryan English,
‘Lampard is one of the most intelligent people in football as his IQ test proves. Frank Lampard scored one of the highest set of marks -IQ of 150- ever recorded by the company doing the tests”.
Frank Lampard Books – He has written 18 for Children:
Frank Lampard is indeed a special talent. For his hobbies, Frank loves reading, writing and playing football. He is able to combine writing his Frankie’s Magic Football books with playing the beautiful game, his love for reading cannot be underestimated.
Lamps is a seasoned children book author with 18 publications to his name.
He has also written an autobiography titled; Totally Frank: The Autobiography of Frank Lampard.
Here are some FAQs
First, how did you get the idea of the magic football books?… Frank Responds…
‘I got the idea from reading other stories to my two girls. Seeing as football is such a big part of his life, I thought it would be fun to create stories around a magic football for young boys and girls.’
Second, How long he took to write them?… Frank Responds.
‘Each book took me quite a long time to write. I usually write notes when I have ideas at different times and then put the stories together while I am is home or travelling for football.’
He appeared in an adult film with Rio Ferdinand:
In 2000, Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Kieron Dyer appeared on an adult video shoot that was filmed at the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. Somehow the whole situation was forgotten as Lampard did his talking on the pitch.
A Product of West Ham:
Lampard’s long and successful career began at West Ham United (where his father played), after joining the youth team in 1994.
A year later he signed his first professional contract and then went on loan to Swansea where he made 9 appearances and scored his 1st career goal.
Frank scored his first hat-trick in the 1998/1999 season for the club. He was a key player and helped The Hammers to their highest ever Premier League finish (5th).
Frank Lampard Biography – Why he points to the Sky:
“I point to the sky for my late mother and my little girl, Luna. Her name in Spanish means ‘moon’. So that started when she was born, obviously.
Kissing the ring on my finger is for my girlfriend. So it’s all very family-based,” said the England international.
His Badgekissing celebration shows his love and loyalty to Chelsea FC. However, this was questioned when he agreed to play for Man City and even scoring against his beloved Chelsea.
Frank Lampard Biography – Scoring Against Chelsea:
Frank Lampard was left almost speechless after scoring the equaliser for his new club Manchester City in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the Etihad.
Chelsea legend Lampard, who spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge, was serenaded by the visiting fans when he came off the bench but he struck five minutes from time after being picked out by James Milner to cancel out Andre Schurrle’s 71st-minute opener.
The 36-year-old made a point of not celebrating the goal, and he admitted to mixed emotions.
According to him: “It’s a really difficult one. I’d be unprofessional if I didn’t come on and do my job, so I was trying to get into the box and it was a great ball back from Milly.
It’s a tough one for me. I had 13 amazing years with the Chelsea fans, so I am mixed with it. I am obviously pleased the team I play for got a draw and not a loss.
I was pleased I didn’t score a goal that would make them lose the game. I was lost for words. I didn’t expect to come on and score like that.
Chelsea fans were singing the time I came on, and that’s emotional. Then I am playing for this club, who have taken me in brilliantly as well, so I am really stuck in the middle here.”
City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he did not think twice about using Lampard.
He said: “I asked him if he wanted to be involved, and of course he wanted to be involved. That shows how great a professional Lampard is.
He continued…”I am sure he was not happy to score against such an important team in his career, but he’s a good professional, he is a very good player.”
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, for whom Lampard was such a key figure during his first spell at Stamford Bridge was also philosophical about the goal.
Mourinho said: “He is a Man City player. I don’t believe in these histories of passion and heart, I don’t believe in these.
Maybe I am too pragmatic in football. When he decided to come to Man City, a direct competitor of Chelsea, love stories are over. He did his job as the super professional he is, and he did well.”