Gallery: Frank Lampard's England career

As far as international careers go, Frank Lampard's has been a rather good one. 

After impressing during his breakthrough years at West Ham, he made his debut for Peter Taylor's England U21 side as a teenager against Greece in 1997. It ended in a 4-1 win, in which Emile Heskey bagged a brace, Michael Owen stabbed home a third and other protagonists included Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand and, er, Riccy Scimeca.

Lampard earned himself 19 caps for the under-21s between 1997-2000 and ended with a healthy return of nine goals - almost one every two games for the young Lions. Indeed, only Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers (13 each) have netted more. 

Gone now are the days of B internationals (England's last came in May 2007, a 3-1 win over Albania at Turf Moor) but Lampard featured in England's experimental clash against Chile in February 1998. They lost 2-1 but Lampard, then just 19, played an hour after replacing the injured Nigel Quashie (yes, we chuckled too) after 34 minutes.

If you're interested, other household names in the side included Kevin Pressman, Marcus Hall, Dominic Matteo and Steve Guppy. 

Playing for England B against Chile at The Hawthorns

With Ledley King and... Nicky Weaver, in Bratislava

Celebrating U21 victory over Poland with fellow goalscorer Lee Hendrie

Not-so-'appy Hammers in U21 training

... but Lamps scored, so it wasn't all bad

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