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Soccer great to come to Bar 43 Friday for a Meet & Greet


Oct. 5, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Whether referred to as soccer or football, local residents will have the chance to meet one of the most legendary players of the game on Friday.

Frank Lampard, a famous English soccer player who now plays in the MLS for the New York City FC, will be dropping by Bar 43 at 43-06 43rd Street on Friday for a meet and greet.

The visit comes as a reward for Bar 43 being named one of New York City’s best soccer bars in a contest put on by the Daily Mail and Heineken. It allowed people to vote on bars throughout the city, and selected the four that received the most votes as winners.

Lampard will be popping in to Bar 43 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, though owner Nick Murphy suggested people arrive around 4, as he expects a full house.

“We’ve put a lot of work in to being a good soccer bar,” Murphy said. “We put in the work so it’s nice but not that surprising to be voted one of the best.”

Murphy said he was not sure exactly what the meet and greet would consist of, though he expected fans to be able to meet and take pictures with Lampard.

Murphy added that if there is not a game on Friday night, the bar will likely screen highlights from Lampard’s career.

Lampard is best known for his career with Chelsea Football Club in London, where he played for 13 seasons, during which he was named Chelsea’s player of the year three times. Prior to joining Chelsea, he played for West Ham United for four years.

Lampard was also capped 106 times for England.

In 2014, Lampard signed on to play as a midfielder for the New York City Football Club, which officially began play in 2015. He has played to mixed reviews in the United States, but helped the team finish the season on a high note, scoring a hat trick against the Colorado Rapids.

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when you say legend Im thinkin Pele. you cant just throw around the word, it means to mean something. Clapton, Hendrix, Brando… these are legends. Never heard of this guy!

el inteligente

Clapton and Hendrix were not pro footballers. Even though Lamps isn’t Pele there are a few other people over the years that have also kicked that ball besides just that Brazilian… and Lamps is one of the top guys of his time and certainly a Legend .

Sir Walter Raleigh

I only watch the Jets when I need a good laugh!!!! 47 years and counting. NYCFC all the way.


I’ll be there. The rest of you pretend, bandwagon “soccer” moms and dads, don’t bring the kids just bc you heard a legend is around. Don’t bring yourselves either. Save space for real fans of football. Thanks

el inteligente

Probably because Red Bulls do Meet and Greets in New Jersey typically. In the last few years I only noticed one they did in Manhattan .


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