Bringing an end to an illustrious career spanning 21 years, Frank Lampard left football fans reminiscing over great memories of one of England's best ever midfielders.
He won 106 caps for his country, and Thursday's announcement prompted former team-mates and rivals alike to pay tribute - with Liverpool's Jamie Carragher even having a few nice words to say about his old adversary.
After all those Chelsea battles & Frank Lampard now retiring, I can finally admit the respect I had for him & that he was a great player!— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 2, 2017
Huge congratulations on retirement Frank Lampard. One of the hardest working players that talked the talk and walked the walk— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) February 2, 2017
100 - Frank Lampard is one of three players to record both 100+ goals & 100+ assists in PL history (also Ryan Giggs & Wayne Rooney). Elite. pic.twitter.com/Fq8sgP1fsy— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 2, 2017
Football is filled not only with rivalries, but also with indelible memories. Thanks, Frank Lampard, for your contributions to the game! pic.twitter.com/r64JyTgvPM— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2017
Legend— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) February 2, 2017
Congratulations to Frank Lampard on an incredible career!
He's announced his retirement from playing, aged 38 pic.twitter.com/zzE0sFIctU
AC Milan (@acmilan) February 2, 2017