Derby County manager Frank Lampard has this evening been honoured at an event raising money for the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.
With three league titles, 609 top-flight appearances and 177 goals, Lampard is one of the all-time great Premier League players.
And in recognition of a glittering career, the Rams’ boss is the latest professional to receive the Legends of Football Award in London and be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He joins the likes of former Derby manager Brian Clough, Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Pelé, David Beckham and last year's recipient Steven Gerrard to be honoured.
“It’s a real honour for me to receive the Legends of Football award this year,” Lampard said. “Just seeing my name mentioned amongst those past winners is something to cherish.”
Headline act and Arsenal fan, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, added: “I was delighted to perform at this year’s Legends of Football event. It’s an honour to be involved with such a great cause and to be part of a wonderful night of football and music to celebrate the career of a true footballing legend, Frank Lampard, even if he is a Chelsea hero!”
“I’m also very excited to help raise funds for Nordoff Robbins who do fabulous work to change the lives of vulnerable and isolated people through music. Having been amongst the first bands to support Nordoff Robbins when The Who played one of their first events back in 1976, it’s wonderful to still be able to help such a great organisation and a truly worthy cause.”
Julie Whelan, Nordoff Robbins CEO said: “We’re so excited that Roger Daltrey performed here tonight. In addition to being an incredible artist, Roger’s long-standing affiliation with Nordoff Robbins makes him the perfect choice to headline, and as expected he was fantastic.”
The Legends of Football evening, held in partnership with the Premier League, not only marks Lampard's achievements but also raises funds for Nordoff Robbins, which makes specialist use of music to help thousands of vulnerable and isolated people across the United Kingdom, supporting individuals with a range of needs.
Pictured is manager Frank Lampard receiving his award from The Who front man Roger Daltrey.