Chelsea legend Frank Lampard inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

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 (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has become the fifth player to be inducted into the new Premier League Hall of Fame.

The midfielder joins Manchester United pair Eric Cantona and Roy Keane as the third player voted in by fans from a 23-man shortlist, after the league’s all-time leading scorer Alan Shearer and Arsenal hero Thierry Henry were named as the two inaugural inductees last month.

Despite plying his trade as a midfielder, only four men - Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Sergio Aguero - have scored more than Lampard’s 177 Premier League goals.

The Englishman began his career at West Ham and went on to make over 600 top-flight appearances, the bulk of which came for Chelsea, before he ended his career at Manchester City.

Lampard said: “As a young lad I remember just wanting to make it in to the West Ham team, and looking up to players like Roy Keane, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry so to be mentioned in the same bracket as them is a real honour. I am very proud and thankful for the recognition.”

Lampard was a key part of the Chelsea side which, under Jose Mourinho, broke the Arsenal-Man United dominance of the division across the late-1990s and early 2000s with back-to-back titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06.

The Blues’ all-time leading goalscorer was named Premier League Player of the Season during the first of those campaigns and went on to win the title for a third time in 2009/10.

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