2006 World Cup
In England's first game of the tournament vs Paraguay Lampard was named Man of the Match as England won 1–0. He was selected by EA Sports as one of the three football stars on the cover of the FIFA 10 football game pack globally along with Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney. At the end of the season he came second behind Thierry Henry for the 2004 FWA Footballer of the Year award.
He signed a new contract in 2008 becoming the highest-paid Premier League footballer at that time and scored in his first Champions League Final that year. He played in Euro 2004 where he was named in the team of the tournament after scoring three goals in four games. On 23 December 2009 he was named the Premier League's player of the decade by official statistics.