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4:57pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in Sport
1982: Born February 16 in Liverpool.
1998: August - At the age of 16, Lambert begins his professional career by signing a deal with Blackpool.
2000: November - Released from the Seasiders by manager Steve McMahon.
2001: March - After being a free agent for four months, Lambert joins Third Division club Macclesfield.
November 17 - The forward scores his first two goals for the club in a 2-2 draw with Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup.
November 24 - He records his maiden senior hat-trick as Macclesfield beat Luton Town 4-1.
2002: April 26 - Lambert transfers from the Silkmen to Stockport after they accept a club record bid of £300,000.
2003: March 22 - Scores against his former club Blackpool in a 2-2 draw.
2005: February 17 - After making nearly 100 appearances for the Hatters, Lambert leaves the relegation-threatened side for Rochdale.
February 26 - Scores his first goal for his new club against Kidderminster.
2006: August 31 - Makes the move from Rochdale to Bristol Rovers for £200,000.
November 26 - Lambert scores his first goal for the club as the Pirates beat Barnet 2-0.
2007: February 27 - Scores against local rivals Bristol City to send Rovers through to the League Trophy Final, which they go on to lose to Doncaster Rovers in extra time.
May 5 - Rovers make it into the League Two play offs as they beat Hartlepool 2-1 with Lambert scoring the winning goal and they go on to gain promotion beating Shrewsbury 3-1 in the final.
2009: April - Lambert is selected in the PFA's League One team of the year.
August 10 - Signs for Southampton for a fee of £1million.
August 11 - Scores on his debut for the Saints in a 2-0 win against Northampton in the League Cup.
2010: March 20 - Nets a hat-trick against MK Dons.
March 28 - Helps Southampton collect their first domestic trophy since 1976 by scoring a penalty in a 4-1 victory over Carlisle in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.
April - Named in the PFA League One Team of the Year. Also handed the PFA Fans' Player of the Year award.
2011: May - Finishes the season with 31 goals, meaning that he is the top scorer in English football for the second season running. His form also helped the Saints finish second in League One, gaining promotion to the Championship as a result.
July 1 - Lambert extends his contract with Southampton until 2014.
2012: March 13 - Wins the award for Championship player of the year.
March 17 - Racks up his fourth hat-trick of the season in a 3-2 win against Millwall.
April 28 - Secures a shot at Premier League football as Southampton achieve promotion with a final-day win against Coventry.
2013: February 24 - Scores his 100th Southampton goal against Newcastle.
March 21 - Signs a new contract to keep him at Southampton until the summer of 2016.
August 8 - Called up to the England squad by Roy Hodgson on the same day his daughter, Bella Rose, is born.
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