Frank Lampard never had a reputation as one of the Premier League’s more tearaway characters during his hugely successful Chelsea career, but it seems the legendary midfielder certainly let his hair down once or twice he departed Stamford Bridge in 2014.
After signing a two-yer deal to see out his playing days with newly-formed New York City FC Manchester City, Lampard was somewhat controversially loaned back to Manchester City.
But it was while on a night out in Manchester during pre-season that the ex-West Hamer star showed his new American team-mates exactly how ex-Premier League stars like to party.
Columbus Crew centre-back Josh Williams was with NYCFC at the time and he told the story to the Athletic.
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“The night started at Rio Ferdinand’s Manchester restaurant,” Williams recalled.
Lampard had rented out the entire top section and upon walking in, the NYCFC players saw two massive coolers of beer.
“Immediately, I’m like, ‘This is gonna be a s**tshow,’” he continued.
After dinner Lampard instructed Williams and his roommate to go downstairs, where a black Mercedes-Benz was waiting for them.
They went outside, passed a crowd of paparazzi, hopped in the car and looked “at each other like, ‘Holy s**t!’” Lampard joined them five minutes later and they rode to a club.
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“There’s a line of people waiting right outside,” Williams said. “He stops the car and he goes, ‘I want you to pick out three girls.’
“My teammate was married, and I was single at the time, so I’m like, ‘I got this.’ I…