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Steven Gerrard is a former English professional footballer who played for Liverpool FC and the England national team as a central midfielder

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BirthdayMay 30, 1980
NationalityBritish
FamousSportspersons, Football Players
Nick namesStevie G
SpousesAlex Curran (m. 2007)
SiblingsPaul Gerrard
Known asSteven George Gerrard
Childrens Lexie Gerrard, Lilly-Ella Gerrard, Lourdes Gerrard
Universities
  • Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
Birth PlaceWhiston
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherPaul Gerrard
MotherJulie Ann Gerrard
Net Worth59 Million USD (as of 2017)
Sun SignGemini
Born inWhiston
Famous asFootball Player
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Who is Steven Gerrard?

Steven Gerrard is a former English professional footballer who played for Liverpool FC and the England national team as a central midfielder. Following his retirement from professional football, he started his career as an academy coach at Liverpool. He spent most of his 18-year-long career playing for Liverpool, and has been the captain of his club team for over a decade. By the time he left Liverpool to play for LA Galaxy, he became the third player ever to achieve 500 or more Premier League appearances for one club. He has also served as the captain of the England national team for some time. He has played 114 matches for England, the fourth most after Peter Shilton, Wayne Rooney and David Beckham. One of the best midfielders of his time, he has scored a total of 125 goals during his senior club career and 21 goals for his national team. Outside football, he has documented his personal and professional journey in two ghost-written autobiographies, 'Gerrard: My Autobiography' and 'My Story'. He has also made an appearance in the British sports drama film 'Will'.

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Childhood & Early Life

Steven George Gerrard was born on May 30, 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside. He has an older brother named Paul. His cousin Anthony Gerrard is also a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Oldham Athletic.

At the age of nine, he was noticed by Liverpool scouts while playing for his hometown team Whiston Juniors, following which he joined the Liverpool Academy. At 14, he had trials with a number of clubs including Manchester United, but never qualified for the England schoolboys' team.

Club Career

At the age of 17, Steven Gerrard signed his first professional contract with Liverpool on November 5, 1997. One year later, he made his professional debut as a last-minute substitute for Vegard Heggem in a match against Blackburn Rovers on November 29, 1998, during the Premier League.

During the 1999-2000 season, he scored his first goal in a match against Sheffield Wednesday, which his team won by 4-1 margin. However, a growth spurt made him suffer from back problems repeatedly, while he also went through multiple operations for groin injuries.

Following his recovery, he went on to make fifty starts during the 2000-2001 season, scoring ten goals, as his team won the FA Cup, Football League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. He earned the 'PFA Young Player of the Year' title and continued his good form in the next season, winning the FA Charity Shield and UEFA Super Cup.

Gerrard, who acted as the vice-captain in the previous years, was named the Liverpool captain in October 2003, following which he signed a new four-year deal with the team. After a rough season during 2003-04, he considered moving to Chelsea, but eventually declined a £20 million offer and stayed with Liverpool.

Starting the 2004–05 season with injuries, he returned to field scoring decisive goals for his team, even though his same-side goal during the 2005 League Cup final resulted in a loss for the team. However, he helped his team come back from a three-goal deficit to tie the 2005 Champions League final against A.C. Milan, a match they won by 3-2 in the penalty shootout. He was later named the 'UEFA Club Footballer of the Year'.

In the next season, he led the team to the 2006 FA Cup Final against West Ham United, and scored two goals to win the match. That year, he became the first Liverpool player to be voted the 'PFA Player of the Year' after John Barnes in 1988.

He helped his team win the Football League Cup Final after six years, against Cardiff City on 26 February 2012. On his 400th Premier League match on March 13, 2012, he scored a hat-trick against Everton.

During the 2011-12 season, he had declined an opportunity to join Bayern Munich stating that he would like to see Liverpool win couple more trophies. He finally decided to leave Liverpool at the end of 2014-15 season as the club delayed to renew his contract and he was not included in the starting lineup against Real Madrid during Champions League.

In January 2015, he signed an 18-month Designated Player contract with LA Galaxy from the Major League Soccer division in the US. He debuted for his new team on July 11 in a friendly match against Club América, and later that month made it to the 22 shortlisted players for the 2015 MLS All-Star Game roster.

In late 2015, he announced that he was considering retirement in 2016, and eventually retired from professional football on November 24, after his contract with the club ended. His final game for LA Galaxy was on November 6, 2016 in a MLS Cup match.

International Career

Steven Gerrard started his international career on May 31, 2000, in a match against Ukraine. Later that year, he was included in the Euro 2000 team; however, he played in one match only, that too as a substitute, against Germany.

In September 2001, in another game against Germany during the 2002 World Cup qualifier, he scored his first international goal. While England won the match 5-1, he stayed out of the team in the following matches for his groin injury.

He was part of the starting eleven during Euro 2004, but his team was eliminated after losing their quarter-final match against Portugal. During his first World Cup in 2006, he became the top scorer for England with two goals after his team lost to Portugal again in the quarter-finals.

During Euro 2008 qualifier, he temporarily served as England captain, but was later replaced by John Terry after the team failed to qualify for the tournament. He was named the captain of the England team again during Euro 2012, and led his team to Euro quarterfinals. He also became the only England player to make it into the UEFA Team of the Tournament.

He led England to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which the team was eliminated from group stage for the first time since 1958. He was removed from captaincy in their last group match, and subsequently announced his retirement from international football on July 21, 2014.

Awards & Achievements

During his career, Steven Gerrard helped his Liverpool team win two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup, and one UEFA Super Cup.

In 2005, Steven Gerrard received the 'Ballon d'Or Bronze Award' and was named the 'UEFA Club Footballer of the Year'. In 2007, he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire, an honor bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II. He was among the 18 players selected for the 'UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year' in 2015.

Personal Life & Legacy

Steven Gerrard got married to Alex Curran, his childhood sweetheart, in a Catholic ceremony in Wymondham on June 16, 2007. They have four children: three daughters – Lilly-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes – and one son, Lio.

Trivia

One of Steven Gerrard's cousins, 10-year-old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the youngest victim of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. He honored him in his autobiography with the finishing line "I play for Jon-Paul".

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Steven Gerrard biography timelines

  • // 1958
    He led England to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which the team was eliminated from group stage for the first time since 1958. He was removed from captaincy in their last group match, and subsequently announced his retirement from international football on July 21, 2014.
  • // 30th May 1980
    Steven George Gerrard was born on May 30, 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside. He has an older brother named Paul. His cousin Anthony Gerrard is also a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Oldham Athletic.
  • // 1989
    One of Steven Gerrard's cousins, 10-year-old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was the youngest victim of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. He honored him in his autobiography with the finishing line "I play for Jon-Paul".
  • // 1997
    At the age of 17, Steven Gerrard signed his first professional contract with Liverpool on November 5, 1997. One year later, he made his professional debut as a last-minute substitute for Vegard Heggem in a match against Blackburn Rovers on November 29, 1998, during the Premier League.
  • // 1999
    During the 1999-2000 season, he scored his first goal in a match against Sheffield Wednesday, which his team won by 4-1 margin. However, a growth spurt made him suffer from back problems repeatedly, while he also went through multiple operations for groin injuries.
  • // 2000
    Following his recovery, he went on to make fifty starts during the 2000-2001 season, scoring ten goals, as his team won the FA Cup, Football League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. He earned the 'PFA Young Player of the Year' title and continued his good form in the next season, winning the FA Charity Shield and UEFA Super Cup.
  • // 2000
    Steven Gerrard started his international career on May 31, 2000, in a match against Ukraine. Later that year, he was included in the Euro 2000 team; however, he played in one match only, that too as a substitute, against Germany.
  • // 2001
    In September 2001, in another game against Germany during the 2002 World Cup qualifier, he scored his first international goal. While England won the match 5-1, he stayed out of the team in the following matches for his groin injury.
  • // 2003 To 2004
    Gerrard, who acted as the vice-captain in the previous years, was named the Liverpool captain in October 2003, following which he signed a new four-year deal with the team. After a rough season during 2003-04, he considered moving to Chelsea, but eventually declined a £20 million offer and stayed with Liverpool.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    Starting the 2004–05 season with injuries, he returned to field scoring decisive goals for his team, even though his same-side goal during the 2005 League Cup final resulted in a loss for the team. However, he helped his team come back from a three-goal deficit to tie the 2005 Champions League final against A.C. Milan, a match they won by 3-2 in the penalty shootout. He was later named the 'UEFA Club Footballer of the Year'.
  • // 2004
    He was part of the starting eleven during Euro 2004, but his team was eliminated after losing their quarter-final match against Portugal. During his first World Cup in 2006, he became the top scorer for England with two goals after his team lost to Portugal again in the quarter-finals.
  • // 2006
    In the next season, he led the team to the 2006 FA Cup Final against West Ham United, and scored two goals to win the match. That year, he became the first Liverpool player to be voted the 'PFA Player of the Year' after John Barnes in 1988.
  • // 2007
    In 2005, Steven Gerrard received the 'Ballon d'Or Bronze Award' and was named the 'UEFA Club Footballer of the Year'. In 2007, he became a Member of the Order of the British Empire, an honor bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II. He was among the 18 players selected for the 'UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year' in 2015.
  • // 2007
    Steven Gerrard got married to Alex Curran, his childhood sweetheart, in a Catholic ceremony in Wymondham on June 16, 2007. They have four children: three daughters – Lilly-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes – and one son, Lio.
  • // 2008
    During Euro 2008 qualifier, he temporarily served as England captain, but was later replaced by John Terry after the team failed to qualify for the tournament. He was named the captain of the England team again during Euro 2012, and led his team to Euro quarterfinals. He also became the only England player to make it into the UEFA Team of the Tournament.
  • // 2011
    During the 2011-12 season, he had declined an opportunity to join Bayern Munich stating that he would like to see Liverpool win couple more trophies. He finally decided to leave Liverpool at the end of 2014-15 season as the club delayed to renew his contract and he was not included in the starting lineup against Real Madrid during Champions League.
  • // 2012
    He helped his team win the Football League Cup Final after six years, against Cardiff City on 26 February 2012. On his 400th Premier League match on March 13, 2012, he scored a hat-trick against Everton.
  • // 2015
    In late 2015, he announced that he was considering retirement in 2016, and eventually retired from professional football on November 24, after his contract with the club ended. His final game for LA Galaxy was on November 6, 2016 in a MLS Cup match.
  • // Jan 2015
    In January 2015, he signed an 18-month Designated Player contract with LA Galaxy from the Major League Soccer division in the US. He debuted for his new team on July 11 in a friendly match against Club América, and later that month made it to the 22 shortlisted players for the 2015 MLS All-Star Game roster.

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  • What is Steven Gerrard birthday?

    Steven Gerrard was born at 1980-05-30

  • Where is Steven Gerrard's birth place?

    Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston

  • What is Steven Gerrard nationalities?

    Steven Gerrard's nationalities is British

  • What is Steven Gerrard nick names?

    Steven Gerrard's nickNames is Stevie G

  • Who is Steven Gerrard spouses?

    Steven Gerrard's spouses is Alex Curran (m. 2007)

  • Who is Steven Gerrard siblings?

    Steven Gerrard's siblings is Paul Gerrard

  • Who is Steven Gerrard childrens?

    Steven Gerrard's childrens is Lexie Gerrard, Lilly-Ella Gerrard, Lourdes Gerrard

  • What was Steven Gerrard universities?

    Steven Gerrard studied at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School

  • How tall is Steven Gerrard?

    Steven Gerrard's height is 183

  • Who is Steven Gerrard's father?

    Steven Gerrard's father is Paul Gerrard

  • Who is Steven Gerrard's mother?

    Steven Gerrard's mother is Julie Ann Gerrard

  • What is Steven Gerrard's sun sign?

    Steven Gerrard is Gemini

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