Euro 2004 was Lampard's first major tournament as an England player - and a memorable one.
The midfielder thought he'd got Sven-Goran Eriksson's men off to a dream start when he headed home David Beckham's pinpoint cross past a helpless Fabien Barthez. But, after Becks saw a second-half penalty saved, Zinedine Zidane made England pay with a late, late brace in Lisbon.
England saw off Switzerland in game two, and got the job done against Croatia in their final fixture to progress to the knockout stage. Wayne Rooney announced himself to international football with a terrific brace before Lampard added the fourth of the night - and his second of the tournament.
His third was the most crucial, but ultimately in vain. Portugal were England's last-16 opponents in Lisbon and, after a 1-1 draw, took the lead in extra time through Rui Costa. Lampard fired home an extra-time leveller to force a shootout; he scored rom the spot, but Ricardo saved Darius Vassell's spot-kick before netting his own to send Sven's men home.
Nevertheless, Lampard was named in UEFA's team of the tournament.