Gallery: Frank Lampard's England career

By late 2005, Lampard was one of England's standout performers, and a regular after Paul Scholes' international retirement. 

After scooping the prize for England's player of the year in 2004 (as voted for by the fans), the Chelsea man was at it again a year on with the 2005 prize. 

He was England's top goalscorer in 2006 World Cup qualification with five goals, bagging crucial winners against Austria and Poland as Eriksson's side comfortably reached the Finals in Germany. 

Frank sings it loud and proud against Wales at the Millennium Stadium

Looking delighted as he prepares for an England presser

Scoring from the spot against Austria

... and getting a cuddle from Golden Balls for his troubles

Lampard also scored a crucial goal against Poland

Celebrations don't get too fancy


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