UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Chelsea FC||Stamford Bridge - LondonTuesday 25 February 2020|
21.00CET (20.00 local time) Round of 16, First leg
|FC Bayern München|
Date of birth: 20 June 1978
Playing career: West Ham, Swansea (loan), Chelsea, Manchester City, New York City
Coaching career: Derby, Chelsea
• The son of former West Ham left-back Frank Lampard Sr, he started his career with the Hammers as an apprentice and had a short spell on loan at Swansea before making his debut for the east London outfit. Moved across London to join Chelsea in 2001.
• A key figure in Chelsea's back-to-back title wins in 2004/05 and 2005/06, he equalised in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final defeat against Manchester United and scored the winner in the 2009 FA Cup decider versus Everton.
• Played a key role in Chelsea's remarkable 2012 UEFA Champions League success by converting penalties in successive rounds against Napoli and Benfica and another in the final shoot-out win against Bayern München. Surpassed Bobby Tambling's club record of 202 goals with a second-half double against Aston Villa in May 2013 and captained Chelsea to UEFA Europa League glory at the expense of Benfica in Amsterdam four days later.
• First capped by England in 1999, he scored three times at UEFA EURO 2004, his first major tournament; also featured at the FIFA World Cup in 2006 and 2010, plus UEFA EURO 2012, before retiring from international football after the 2014 World Cup having scored 29 goals in 106 England appearances, including a record nine penalties.
• Ended a 13-year playing association with Chelsea in 2014, going on to spend a year with both Manchester City and New York City before announcing his retirement in February 2017. Appointed Derby manager in May 2018, he took the club to the Championship play-off final in his sole season in charge; returned to Stamford Bridge as manager in July 2019 to succeed Maurizio Sarri, his Chelsea side losing on penalties to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup in Lampard's second match in charge.
Date of birth: 24 February 1965
Playing career: Sandhausen, Bayern, Köln
Coaching career: Bammental, Hoffenheim, Salzburg (assistant), Germany (assistant), Bayern (assistant, caretaker)
• As a player, Flick's outstanding performances in the lower leagues earned him a Bayern contract at the age of 20. An industrious midfielder who was more valued as a team player rather than a goalscorer, he went on to make over 100 appearances in Munich before departing for Köln, where a series of injuries forced him to retire aged just 28.
• Flick's first coaching assignment led him to Hoffenheim when they were still in the fourth division, leading them to promotion in 2000/01. He then had a short spell as Giovanni Trapattoni's assistant at Salzburg, until Joachim Löw asked him to be his right-hand man for Germany's national team in summer 2006.
• His work for Die Mannschaft went well beyond the pitch, as Flick invested a considerable amount of time in setting up databases and technical information about players and their training development. This initiative led to a switch to the role of sporting director following the FIFA World Cup victory in 2014.
• Departed that role in January 2017, returning to Hoffenheim as CEO, but only stayed for a few months.
• At the beginning of 2019/20, Flick joined Niko Kovač's coaching team back at Bayern and, following the Croatian's departure on 3 November, took charge of the team on an interim basis.
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