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John Terry And Didier Drogba Call Frank Lampard Chelsea’s ‘Greatest’ Ever Player

John Terry has hailed former team-mate and called him ’s greatest ever player.

Lampard decided to call it a day on an illustrious career on Thursday.

Frank came through the ranks at West Ham United’s academy before joining Chelsea in 2001.

Thirteen years at the club, made him the ultimate legend and a fan favorite at the Stamford Bridge.

Lampard won winning three Premier League titles, the Champions League, the , four FA Cups and the League Cup twice – all this while also becoming the clubs all-time record goal scorer.

Lampard also spent short-spells at and New York City FC penultimate and ultimate stage of his career.

However, his former captain JT remembers for his time at Chelsea as he paid tribute to ‘Super Frankie Lampard’.

“Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from football. The greatest player in the history of our great football club Chelsea,” Terry wrote on Instagram.

“It was an absolute pleasure playing with you mate and seeing first hand the dedication and hard work you put in, on and off the pitch, the best trainer by a million miles every single day, inspiring me and everyone at the club.

“I miss you next to me in the dressing room and miss you grabbing a bag of balls after training when everyone went inside. You stayed out working on your finishing, 20 goals a year was not good enough for you, every year you wanted 25, 30 goals, I love that about you. I will miss you getting four cones and doing sprints after training, setting the example for the kids in the academy.

“All the great memories together winning trophy after trophy, year after year. I will never forget, you have won everything and should be extremely proud. It has been my pleasure and honour to play and experience all those great moments with you, 648 appearances (we nearly caught Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris) and 211 goals, an unbelievable achievement.

“A gentleman both on and off the pitch, leader in the dressing room and if I could choose one person next to me in the trenches it would be you. A great dad to your two beautiful girls and I am proud to call you my mate.

“Good luck for the future, whatever you choose to do will be a huge success. Love Ya Lampsy.

“Legend, hero, inspiration and the best ever.”

@franklampard has today announced his retirement from football. The GREATEST player in the history of our great football club @chelseafc It was an absolute pleasure playing with you mate and seeing first hand the dedication and hard work you put in, on and off the pitch, the best trainer by a million miles every single day, inspiring me and everyone at the club. I miss you next to me in the dressing room and miss you grabbing a bag of balls after training when everyone went inside. You stayed out working on your finishing, 20 goals a year wasn’t good enough for you, every year you wanted 25,30 goals I love that about you ⚽️?? I will miss you getting 4 cones and doing sprints after training ??? setting the example for the kids in the academy. All the great memories together winning trophy after trophy year after year I will never forget ? you have won everything and should be extremely proud. It’s been my pleasure and honour to play and experience all those great moments with you. 648 appearances ( we nearly caught Peter Bonetti and Ron Harris ?) 211 goals ⚽️ unbelievable achievement ?? A gentleman both on and off the pitch, leader in the dressing room and if I could choose one person next to me in the trenches it would be you. A great dad to your two beautiful girls and I’m proud to call you my mate Good Luck for the future, whatever you choose to do will be a huge success Love Ya Lampsy ? LEGEND HERO INSPIRATION + THE BEST EVER

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Another Blues legend Didier Drogba also joined Terry as he hailed Lampard with this beautifully written tribute for the retiring legend.

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