Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard has a net worth of £40 million in 2018 according to Forbes.com. Despite the incredible amount of wealth he has generated from his playing career, money wasn’t the only thing that motivated Lampard.
He retired from football with three Premier League medals, one Champions League, four FA Cups, two Football League Cups and one Europa League. He is one of the greatest all-round midfielders ever to grace the English game. Lampard was a dynamic box-to-box midfielder for much of his career, but could play as a deep-lying playmaker, an advanced playmaker and even a second striker. His discipline and versatility made him the sort of player around which to build a team. Lampard’s numbers are remarkable, he notched 609 Premier League appearances and 546 starts, the third most for both in the Premier League era. He scored 177 Premier League goals, fourth overall and the only midfielder in the top 15.
Lampard was especially lethal from deep, scoring 41 goals from outside the box, the most in the Premier League by seven, ahead of David Beckham’s 34. Lampard was also creative, and his 102 Premier League assists are second only to Ryan Giggs’ 162. He also scored 43 more Premier League goals for Chelsea than any other player and 45 more assists, as well as being Chelsea’s all-time top scorer in all competitions with 211.
While he went goalless in 15 games for West Ham in his first two seasons, from then on, the midfielder scored five or more in every other season. In five seasons, Lampard scored 0.4 goals per game or more. He also had six seasons of averaging 0.2 assists per game. Perhaps more remarkably, his total attacking output of goals plus assists was phenomenal, peaking in 2009/2010 when he was scoring or assisting once every game (22 goals and 14 assists in 36 appearances). His finest two seasons were 2004/2005, Josie Mourinho’s first in charge, during which the club won the league and 2009/10 under Carlo Ancelotti, when the club won the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Success on the pitch, allowed Lampard to become one of the wealthiest footballers in the UK. At Chelsea he was one of the highest paid players, earning £150,000 per week at the peak of his powers. After leaving London, he earned £3.8m plus bonuses playing for New York City towards the end of his career. In addition to a weekly wage, he also had endorsement deals with large brands such as Adidas and Pepsi. Now that the Chelsea legend is retired, he makes a living through punditry work and was appointed as manager of Derby County on a 3 year deal.
Off the pitch it’s well known Frank is very intelligent and understands how to manage his wealth. His property portfolio includes a house in Chelsea, three apartments in London and another property in Barcelona. He purchased the property in Spain because of his ex-wife Elen Rivas who he had two kids with. I would imagine Elen Rivas receives a nice chunk of his income every month.
Lampard’s current wife Christine Bleakley, is rich in her own right, so she doesn’t need any hand outs from her husband. Christine’s net worth is estimated to close to £2 million. She is one of the best paid female presenters on TV, earning £24,000 for every episode she hosts of Dancing on Ice.
Despite his impressive personal fortune, Lampard will always be remembered as one of the greatest English footballers to grace the Premier League.