Rickie Lambert is an English footballer who plays for Liverpool and England as a striker. Lambert began his career at Blackpool, later playing at Macclesfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers, before moving to Southampton in 2009. Lambert then signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2014.
Born on the 16th of February 1982 Lambert began his club career at Blackpool making his professional debut at a 17 year old. Lambert then had spells at Macclesfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale from 2001 to 2006. In 2006 Lambert signed for Bristol Rovers for £200,000 from Rochdale.
On 10 August 2009, with a total of 155 appearances and 59 goals for Bristol Rovers, Lambert completed a move worth in excess of £1 million to recently relegated League One club Southampton. The striker scored on his debut for The Saints against Northampton Town on 11 August 2009 and went on to become the club's top scorer for that season with 36 in all competitions. He helped the club to gain back to back promotions to the Championship to the Premier League. He was awarded the 2009-10 PFA Fan's League One Player of the Year, 2011-12 Football League Championship Player of the Year. Lambert signed for Liverpool in June 2014 making his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2014-15 Premier League season against his former club Southampton.
On the 8th August 2013, Lambert was called up to the England squad for the first time at the age of 31, on the same day that his wife gave birth to their third child, a daughter, Bella. Six days later, he scored on his debut with his first touch of the game against Scotland, scoring with a header three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 67th minute, securing a 3ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“2 win for England.