Frank Lampard nets OBE for services to football


Former Chelsea Star Frank Lampard 'Proud' of OBE

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be awarded an OBE by the Duke of Cambridge for services to football.

Lampard was Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals before leaving England, after one season with Manchester City, to play Major League Soccer for New York City.

He began his career at West Ham where his father also played and four years after making his first-team debut won his first senior cap for England in 1999 - going on to be picked more than 100 times.

Also being honoured during the Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony today is actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who will be awarded a CBE for services to drama.

The entertainer is already a holder of an OBE and is starring in the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster The Martian, which has Matt Damon leading the cast.

In 2013 he received an Oscar nomination and won a Bafta for his leading role in Steve McQueen's moving film 12 Years A Slave.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond will also be awarded a CBE for a career writing much-loved stories for children.

Duwayne Brooks, who survived the race-hate attack in which Stephen Lawrence was murdered, will be awarded an OBE for public and political service.