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Frank Lampard joined to elite of 300 career goals

Frank Lampard

According to NYCFC and MLS has joined a very special, elite band of players in football last weekend…

His strike in the 3-3 draw on the road in Columbus took him up to 300 career goals, making one of very few players currently playing the game to have reached this incredible milestone.

To celebrate and to contextualise his powers of endurance, we look at some of Frank’s fellow members of the 300 Club…

Cristiano Ronaldo
The Real Madrid man landed his first international title with Portugal this summer, scoring three goals to help Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

It was one space missing in a glittering trophy cabinet which features four Premier League titles, one La Liga crown and three Champions Leagues.

The all-time top goalscorer in European competition with 96, Ronaldo doesn’t turn 32 until February, meaning he still has time to add to his record of 548 goals for club and country.

Lionel Messi
One of the best players to have ever taken to a pitch, Lionel Messi is showing no signs of slowing down as he closes in on his 30th birthday.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner holds the records for most goals scored in La Liga (312), a single La Liga season (50), a football season (82) and a calendar year (91).

Only 12 goals behind Ronaldo, Messi has time on his side in his bid to overtake his Portuguese rival.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Manchester United’s newest recruit is a man who has truly earned the right to refer to himself in the third person.

The Swede has won titles everywhere he’s gone, including four French Ligue 1 championships at PSG and is a rare case of a scorer of great goals, as well as a great goalscorer, as he proved in 2013 when he won the FIFA Ferenc Puskas award for Goal of the Year – a ridiculous bicycle kick against England.

With more than 450 goals in his career to date, he opened his account for the season last weekend on his Premier League debut.

David Villa
A player who needs no introduction to visitors of this website, but let’s doff our caps anyway to a man who’s over the 380 goal mark…

Signed up for NYCFC’s first-ever as a captain in 2014 straight after he helped Atletico to break the La Liga duopoly and land a first title for the club in 18 years.

Spain’s record goalscorer, Villa’s scoring touch is still there for all to see in 2016 as he ties Sebastian Giovinco as this MLS season’s top-scorer with 15 goals in 24 games.
Come see Frank go for 301 against the LA Galaxy!

Samuel Eto’o
Cameroonian hitman Samuel Eto’o has played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs and has scored goals wherever he’s been, even now at the age of 35 where he lines up for Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig.

One of the most decorated African footballers of all-time, Eto’o won the African Player of the Year award four times, in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

Didier Drogba
Like Frank, a Chelsea legend whose goals made the Londoners a real force in England and in Europe throughout the noughties.

Drogba now represents Montreal Impact and like his old Chelsea teammate, is rolling back the years, netting 21 goals in 28 appearances, so far…

Robbie Keane
A player NYCFC will do well to keep an eye on in Saturday’s Yankee Stadium showdown, Robbie Keane is as well-travelled as he is lethal in front of goal.

The Irishman has represented 12 clubs in his long and storied career and he’s been a big hit on the West Coast, netting his 80th MLS regular-season goal just last month. He’s now scored more than 350 goals for club and country.

Francesco Totti
An Italian icon, Francesco Totti has one more season left to add to his 300+ goals for club and country after announcing at the start of June his intention to retire at the end of the season.

The King of Rome has spent his entire career at AS Roma and has consistently delivered over the course of more than 600 games for the Serie A outfit.

Wayne Rooney
Entering his 13th season at Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney is England’s all-time leading scorer after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s international record earlier this year.

A Manchester United hero and England captain, Rooney began his career at his boyhood club, Everton where he announced himself onto the world stage with a stunning goal against Arsenal.

Luis Suarez
Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez is still very much at the peak of his powers and will be aiming to lead FC Barcelona to Champions League glory this season.

A prolific goalscorer in the Netherlands, in England and now in Spain, Suarez has 350 goals for club and country and is still only 29-years old.

Congratulations @franklampard, 300 career goals for club and country #NYCFC #Lampard #Lampard300

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