Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team. He is the vice-captain for his club side. He is considered to be one of the best English footballers of his time, and one of the best midfield players 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. He secured a place in the first team by the 1997–98 season, and the following year helped the team finish 5th in the Premier League, their highest-ever Premier League placing. In 2001, he moved to rival London club Chelsea for £11 million.