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Super Frank: Portrait of a Hero Douglas Thompson

Super Frank: Portrait of a Hero

Douglas Thompson

Published April 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781844549269
Hardcover
336 pages
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 About the Book 

One of our leading sports icons, Frank Lampard is set to be Chelseas midfield lethal weapon as they set the Premiership alight for another fantastic, record-breaking season. this is the must-read story of a modern footballing hero. The King ofMoreOne of our leading sports icons, Frank Lampard is set to be Chelseas midfield lethal weapon as they set the Premiership alight for another fantastic, record-breaking season. this is the must-read story of a modern footballing hero. The King of Kings Road and a vital player in Englands bid for victory at the 2010 World Cup, Frank Lampard is a footballer of genuine, dynamic majesty. The East End boy whos become a West End star, hes hailed by fans, critics, players, and managers worldwide as a goal-scoring genius. His tireless achievements from West Ham, Chelsea, and England have established him as a bona fide legend in the game and confirmed that Lamps is the perfect, highly-tuned, magnificent midfield machine. This upbeat and authoritative book chronicles his inspiring journey from apprentice schoolboy to worldwide fame. His footballer father, the former West Ham and England player Frank Lampard Senior, believed in his sons talent from the beginning. He taught him the work ethic learned from Bobby Moore and other heroes of Englands 1966 World Cup Squad. He was unstinting in his determination for young Frank to be a winner in the family business. In this fascinating biography, acclaimed author Douglas Thompson examines Lampards inspiring, triumphant journey to the top, from his early days of enduring chants on the pitch at Upton Park to his current, glorious reign at Stanford Bridge. He also looks at the impact of how recent events have affected the midfielder: his joy at the birth of his second daughter, Isla- his pain at the separation from Elen Rives and his grief over the death of his beloved mom, Pat, to whom he pays tribute every time he scores one of his breathtaking goals.