Lampard calls time on Three Lions' career 

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football.

The former Chelsea midfielder has called time on an England career that has spanned 15 years yielding 106 caps and 29 goals.

The 36-year-old, who joined Manchester City on loan from New York City this summer, made his last appearance for the Three Lions in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the World Cup in Brazil in June.

A statement released by Lampard's management company read: "I have taken the decision to retire from international football. It has been a very tough decision for me to make which is why I have given it so much thought since the World Cup. I have always been exceptionally proud and honoured to represent my country and have to say looking back I have enjoyed every minute of wearing the England shirt. Due to my club career now going in a different direction it is of upmost importance for me to consider my family first. Also, to concentrate on how I can perform consistently to the best of my abilities over my next few years in club football.

"It is now the time to move forward and I feel very confident that with Roy Hodgson in charge, the young players that we have coming through, and the changes that are being made throughout the development of the youth system in this country, that we will have success in the future and a team that this country deserves.

"I would like to thank all the managers that I have worked under, all the players that I have been fortunate enough to play alongside, and all the England fans for their support, not only at home but particularly on their travels with the team around the world.

"I now look forward to continuing to support the team as a fan and wish them every success for the upcoming campaign towards France 2016."

Lampard made his international bow back in October 1999 while still playing for West Ham United in a game against Belgium.

During his time in the England set up he appeared in five major tournaments – three World Cups and two European Championships - and stands as England's sixth-most capped player in history alongside Sir Bobby Charlton.