Frank Lampard Earns 100th Cap for England

England midfielder and Chelsea star Frank Lampard was presented with his Golden Cap by his father, Frank Lampard Sr., and Sir Geoff Hurst on Friday at Wembley.  

England v Chile - International Friendly

Lampard chose to make the celebration a full-fledged family affair. His father presented him with the illustrious cap, and Lampard’s daughters Luna and Isla also had a role in Friday’s presentation as mascots. They walked out on the field holding their father’s hands, giggling. It was adorable.

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Lampard earned his 100th cap against Ukraine in September, and Friday’s friendly match against Chile earned him his 103rd. He joins Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard in the esteemed 100-cap club.


The caps are made of velvet with a polyester lining, and are made in England. Learn more about the cool process behind England’s golden caps here:

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  • Jan Bermen

    What does the golden cap represent?
    It looks nice, but I can’t imagine he received it to wear it! 🙂
    What’s the story?

    • Ashley McIntyre

      Hey Jan! The Golden Cap represents 100 appearances for England’s national team. It’s more symbolic than anything else these days, but in the days of football gone by, (year 1900 or so) players would actually receive head wear to commemorate an appearance for his team. So, we still call them “caps” today.

      I also imagine that he would look really goofy if he wore it the the pub or something.