Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer, who plays as a central midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team. He is the vice-captain for Chelsea and the club's all-time leading goalscorer. He is considered by some journalists, and some current players to be one of the best midfielders of his generation. Lampard is a box-to-box midfielder known for "his work-rate, range of passing and goalscoring ability." Lampard began his career at West Ham United, for whom his father Frank Lampard, Sr. had also played.