The Chelsea and England legend made the announcement via his Instagram page, just one week after the MLS side were humiliated 7-0 on aggregate by Toronto FC in the American league’s play-offs.
Lampard endured something of a difficult time with New York at first after spending most of his first year with the club on loan to Manchester City in the Premier League.
When he finally did arrive in MLS, Lampard was besieged by injuries and failed to live up to his hype.
However, his form over the past season has endeared him to the club’s fans, and his poignant goodbye this afternoon speaks to how the relationship has been repaired:
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As my time at NYCFC comes to an end I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two years. My teammates have been a pleasure to play alongside. The amazing fans have given me incredible support and backing. All the people that work behind the scenes at NYCFC have made it so easy for me to work and settle here. I have very much enjoyed my time, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city. I leave with many great memories as I embark on the next stage of my career and I’ll be making an announcement very soon. @nycfc
Of course, whilst he’s leaving the Big Apple, Lampard makes no mention of his next move – could he be heading back to the Premier League?
What do you think?