Steven Gerrard won his first Champions League trophy in 2004-05 season. Steven Gerrard played his last match against Colorado Rapids in MLS. Gerrard made his international debut in 2000, and represented his country at the 2000, 2004 and 2012 UEFA European Football Championships, as well as the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, captaining the team for the latter two tournaments. He later visited the boy in the hospital and presented him with a pair of boots signed by Wayne Rooney, the boy's favourite player, after which he stayed to sign autographs for other young patients. , Although not a Catholic and living outside the catchment area, Gerrard attended Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School upon the recommendation of his primary school teacher, whose husband was a PE teacher there, due to its superior football reputation over more local schools. When the England team left for the 2010 World Cup, Gerrard was the most experienced player in the squad with 80 caps. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. “I think Goldson is someone, with the heart issue he had earlier in his career, that is desperate to make up for lost time in terms of playing. He attempted trials for the teams like Manchester United as claimed by him in his 2006 autobiography, saying “to pressure Liverpool into giving me a YTS contract.”. , After a year as Liverpool vice-captain, Gerrard replaced Sami Hyypiä as Liverpool captain in October 2003, as manager Gérard Houllier said that he recognized Gerrard had demonstrated leadership qualities early on, but needed to mature. Steven Gerrard remained in police custody more than 12 hours after the alleged incident.  Following these results, three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane hailed the Liverpool skipper as being the best player in the world. Steven Gerrard captained the English team in the 2010 world cup. He was forced to miss Liverpool's league match against West Bromwich Albion that day and was ruled out for at least the match against Swansea City the following week and England's friendly matches against Sweden and Spain the week after that. He might not get the attention of, Due to a transfer of broadcast rights, the entries for the, 1998–2004: Beginnings, Cup treble and club captaincy, 2004–2007: Champions League and FA Cup success, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Liverpool F.C. He was among the 18 players selected for the ‘UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year’ in 2015, including the Brazilian legend Ronaldinho. He is the one who started his journey with the English giants Liverpool though got several offers from around the world but never walk away from the club and always stand beside with his club, The Englishman got the Character which made him what he is right now.  On 3 April, Gerrard again pleaded not guilty. , Gerrard and his wife, Alex Curran, married on 16 June 2007, the same day as the weddings of his England teammates Gary Neville and Michael Carrick. , On 1 October 2007, Gerrard was involved in a low-speed collision in Southport when the car he was driving hit a ten-year-old cyclist, who had shot into the street and inadvertently crossed Gerrard's path. Whiston Juniors (–1989), FC Liverpool (1989–1998). Steven Gerrard started his career with the Whiston Juniors.  On 19 October 2013, Gerrard scored his 100th Premier League goal, a penalty against Newcastle United in a 2–2 draw. “It was the same with Fil Helander from last year when we lost him for three months, which hurt us a lot. "They are feeling really down at the moment. I stay at Gangtok and i like reading books, out-door adventure activities, travel and sporting activities, among others. He then joined the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS). , In 2011, Gerrard appeared in the film Will, about an orphaned young Liverpool fan who hitch-hikes to the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final.  He provided three assists and won two man of the match awards to help England finish top of their group in the qualifying round, and go through to the quarter-finals. In August 2014, Gerrard participated in the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge as he was challenged by Cardiff City winger, Craig Noone in the competition. His childhood footballing heroes were John Barnes and Ian Rush at Liverpool and English International Paul Gascoigne.  He scored in all but one of Liverpool's domestic and European matches during the month of November, and after scoring the only goal in a Champions League away tie against Olympique de Marseille on 11 December, he became the first Liverpool player since John Aldridge in 1989 to score in seven consecutive games in all competitions. The case went to trial in Liverpool Crown Court. He made one appearance in the 2000 European Championship (Euro 2000), but an injury kept him out of the 2002 World Cup. FROM the pain of Progres to the pride of victory over Poznan. 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. England again advanced to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 but was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup after having played just two games (both losses), which was the earliest the country had ever been knocked out of the tournament finals; Gerrard retired from international football shortly after the end of the World Cup.  On 5 December 2009, Gerrard made his 500th appearance for Liverpool in a 0–0 draw at Blackburn where he was accused of diving in an attempt to win a penalty. England. , In October 2014, Gerrard ruled out retiring at the end of the 2014–15 season and said that he could join another club if he were not offered a new contract at Liverpool. He possessed the good technical and aerial ability, as well as notable defensive attributes. In 2005, Gerrard led Liverpool to a fifth European title, being named Man of the Match as Liverpool came from 3–0 down to defeat Milan in what became known as the Miracle of Istanbul. He also received an honorary fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University on 26 July 2008 as recognition for his contribution to the sport.  On 3 August 2013, Liverpool played Olympiacos, against whom Gerrard scored arguably his most celebrated goal, at Anfield for Gerrard's charity fund-raising testimonial match. His Children’s names are Lexie Gerrard, Lilly-Ella Gerrard, Lourdes Gerrard, and Lio Gerrard. Gerrard slipped while receiving a pass which allowed Demba Ba to score the opening goal for Chelsea; Chelsea went on to win 2–0, which meant that Liverpool's title hopes were no longer in their own hands. , He went on to recover from this, and in the 2000–01 season he made fifty starts in all competitions and scored ten goals as he won his first major honours with Liverpool—the FA Cup, Football League Cup, and the UEFA Cup. In the year 2011, Gerrard appeared in the film Will, about an orphaned young Liverpool fan who hitch-hikes to the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final. , Gerrard needed to undergo groin surgery at the beginning of the 2008–09 season, but the problem was not serious and he quickly returned to training.  After the incumbent manager Graeme Murty was sacked on 1 May, Rangers announced on 4 May that Gerrard would become their new manager from 1 June, ahead of the 2018–19 season, signing a four-year deal.  Eleven days later, Gerrard came off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick in a 3–1 win over Napoli in the Europa League. On 1 October 2007, Gerrard was involved in a low-speed collision in Southport when the car he was driving hit a ten-year-old over-speeding cyclist as he inadvertently crossed Gerrard’s path.  He also occasionally played on the right wing, but he scarcely contributed in the short on-pitch time he received, due to nervousness affecting his play. He came through at Everton, where he did not make the first team, and spent most of his career in the Football League. Lastly, as a footballing legend, Gerrard has had several different sponsorships in his career including current deals with Adidas, Jaguar Cars and Lucozade.  They have four children together. Following the verdict, Gerrard said he was looking forward to getting back to playing football and putting the experience behind him. A versatile and well-rounded player, highly regarded for his leadership, Gerrard is the only footballer to score in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a UEFA Champions League Final, winning on each occasion. Born in Whiston, Merseyside, Gerrard started out playing for hometown team Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed by Liverpool scouts.  Gerrard made his 500th league appearance for Liverpool in a goalless draw against West Brom on 25 April; he became only the third player ever to achieve 500 or more Premier League appearances for one club, after Ryan Giggs and former teammate Jamie Carragher. Liverpool won the match 2–0, in a game where past players such as Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler made appearances. Gerrard and Liverpool then ran off a string of four consecutive season finishes outside the top five Premier League positions. , In January 2017, he was appointed youth coach at Liverpool, effective from February.  After a prolonged ankle injury recuperation, Gerrard finally returned to regular first team action in the match against Blackburn Rovers, coming off the bench. Gerrard and his Ibrox stars are in a good place right now. , In September 2006, Gerrard published his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, ghost-written by journalist Henry Winter, which went on to win the Sports Book of the Year honour at the British Book Awards. In March 2003, Gerrard scored the opening goal in the club's 2–0 win over Manchester United in the Football League Cup Final held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  On 29 December, in the reverse fixture, Gerrard guided Rangers to their first win over Celtic since 2012. Xabi Alonso's penalty was saved by Dida but the rebound was scored. “Gerrard is for me, in the position he plays, one of the very best in the world. By that time, Brendan Rodgers had spoken to him about managing his playing time and he had been left out of the starting line-up against Real Madrid in the Champions League, contributing to his decision to leave Liverpool. He joined the team in July, following the end of the 2014–15 Premier League season. Bring me to Anfield. With long-term crock Niko Katic still out, Goldson has been partnered mainly by Filip Helander or Leon Balogun. , On 16 March 2014, Gerrard scored two penalties and missed another in Liverpool's 3–0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Ibrox club suspended the pair after they attended a … For the job he performs, for me, he is one of the greatest.  Four days after the impressive victory over Real, Gerrard would score at Old Trafford for the first time from the penalty spot, putting Liverpool ahead on their way to a 4–1 victory over Manchester United.  He followed this up one week later with the second equaliser in a 2–2 home draw with Sunderland.  Nine days later, he stated he would be leaving on the expiration of his contract.  He scored his first international goal in the famous 5–1 victory over Germany in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in September 2001, and while England qualified, Gerrard was forced to pull out of the squad due to his ongoing groin problems after pulling up in Liverpool's final match of the season against Ipswich. Liverpool's third goal was gained as a penalty from a foul awarded to Liverpool when Gennaro Gattuso was judged to have pulled down Gerrard in Milan's penalty box. Steven Gerrard Biography covers his entire international journey with the Three Lions. , Gerrard went on to help Liverpool to reach their first cup final in 6 years, and their first at Wembley Stadium in 18 years, as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3–2 on aggregate in the semi-finals.  To further eliminate any speculation surrounding his future at the club, Gerrard made a statement emphasizing his excitement at the coming season with Liverpool and praising the signing of Joe Cole.  After new coach Fabio Capello took over the team in early 2008, Gerrard was given a trial run as captain but Capello settled on Terry for the role. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Despite collective and individual success, Gerrard never won the Premier League, finishing runner-up with Liverpool on three occasions.  Dubbed the Miracle of Istanbul, the match is widely regarded as one of the greatest finals in the competition's history, and Gerrard was lauded as the catalyst for the second half comeback. He was named as the permanent England captain shortly before UEFA Euro 2012, where he was named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament.  However, before he took the next step on the path to receive his coaching credentials, Gerrard pulled on the Liverpool shirt one last time in a friendly against Australian club Sydney F.C. The autobiography ends with “I play for Jon-Paul.”. He’s also become a hero with fans after his double fired Gers to Old Firm victory. “But at the same time all the teams have to continue to keep trying to maintain those positions for Scotland.  Gerrard had trials with various clubs at fourteen, but his success was not immediate—Gerrard never made it into the England schoolboys' team. ", On 29 October, Gerrard underwent a treatment to clear an infection in his right ankle, which was placed in a protective plaster cast. During the following off-season he became embroiled in a high-profile contract dispute with Liverpool that nearly resulted in his transfer to Chelsea FC before he ultimately re-signed with his longtime club. Rangers’ amazing revival under Steven Gerrard has its roots planted in Europe. After his short Stint with the MLS giants LA Galaxy on 6th 2016 He played his last professional match for them and decided to hang up his boots.  In addition to his footballing attributes, Gerrard was highly regarded for his leadership, determination, and influence on the pitch throughout his career. ", In November 2016, days before retiring as a player, Gerrard had an interview for the vacant managerial post at League One club Milton Keynes Dons, but said that he was not ready for the job. , Gerrard, naturally right footed, had the ability to score goals due to his striking ability from distance—he scored a number of key goals from long range throughout his career, including in three Cup finals. Steven Gerrard played his entire career with the Liverpool FC club and also captained them. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). , He made his 100th appearance in European club competition for Liverpool on 10 March 2009 against Real Madrid and scored twice in a 4–0 win.  He made his senior managerial debut on 12 July where he oversaw Rangers to a 2–0 UEFA Europa League win over Macedonian side Shkupi. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). He added: “No one is undroppable. , Liverpool had a number of injuries early in the 2004–05 season, and a foot injury suffered in a September league match against Manchester United shelved Gerrard until late November.  Alder Hey Children's Charity, of which Gerrard is a founding partner, received £500,000 from the proceeds. , Councillors of Knowsley voted to make Gerrard a Freeman of the Borough on 13 December 2007, and two weeks later, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year Honours List, for services to sport.  A hardworking box-to-box player with great endurance in his prime, Gerrard was usually deployed as a central midfielder, but he had also been used as a second striker, a holding midfielder, an attacking midfielder, a right back, and a right winger. “Is he the best in the world? "Two players have taken those headlines and praise away from the squad and the media's littered with negativity now. , The case went to trial in Liverpool Crown Court. Rangers’ amazing revival under Steven Gerrard has its roots planted in Europe.  On 16 September, Gerrard captained Liverpool for the 400th time in a 2–2 draw at Swansea City. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. He has a great passing ability, can tackle and score goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief. Gerrard stated upon signing the contract that he would rather win one Premier League medal than win multiple titles at Chelsea as it would mean more to him. He was named PFA Young Player of the Year by his peers.  He was a regular starter in Euro 2004, scoring once to make it 3–0 in England's win over Switzerland in the second Group game of the tournament but England would be eliminated by the tournament hosts Portugal in the quarter-finals losing 6–5 on penalties in a match when Gerrard was substituted off in the 81st minute for Owen Hargreaves..  Gerrard recalled in a November 2008 interview with The Guardian, "I was out of position and out of my depth." , Regarded by several pundits and footballing figures as one of the greatest players of his generation, in 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.  As he entered his mid 30s and his physical capability to get forward and join the attack declined, the number of long range strikes at goal decreased, with most of his goals coming from free kicks and penalty kicks.  Gerrard would later refer to this period as "the worst three months of my life". , On 11 July, Gerrard made his debut for the club in a mid-season friendly match against Club América, playing the first 45 minutes of the match in which Galaxy won 2–1. , Gerrard made his international debut against Ukraine on 31 May 2000. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “But we need to continue and push and keep improving. Gerrard scored a career-high 24 goals in the 2008–09 Premier League season, which netted him the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award. It has boosted the Ibrox coffers and also taken Scotland’s co-efficient from the lowly rank of 26th to the dizzy heights of 11th. John Barnes and Ian Rush were his childhood footballing legends. , Following the 2009–10 season, Rafael Benítez departed Liverpool after six years and was succeeded as manager by Roy Hodgson, who quickly assured fans that Gerrard would not be sold.  John Terry was replaced by Rio Ferdinand as captain in 2010, following revelations about the former's private life, and Gerrard subsequently became vice-captain again. Gerrard’s co-defendants pleaded guilty before the trial but Gerrard maintained that he is innocent. Gerrard knows there is no margin for error. They are apologetic and remorseful. " The next day, Gerrard signed a new four-year deal as Parry blamed the earlier breakdown of talks on miscommunication between the two sides. The ceremony took place at Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. In his 2015 autobiography, he said the four best players to have played alongside him were former Liverpool teammate Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, and Luis Suárez and England team-mate, Wayne Rooney. I think that is important for players to know. Gerrard played with the Galaxy for two seasons before retiring from club football in 2016.  He scored what appeared to be his hundredth career Liverpool goal against Stoke City on 20 September, but it was disallowed after Dirk Kuyt was ruled offside. "I'm sure at some point they're going to have to give their team-mates an explanation and then the focus can go back on the football. Another volume of his autobiography, My Story, written with Donald McRae, was published in September 2015.  Gerrard was subsequently replaced as England vice-captain by Rio Ferdinand. Gerrard's trials included Manchester United, which he claimed in his 2006 autobiography was "to pressure Liverpool into giving me a YTS contract. , On 29 December 2008, Gerrard was taken into custody outside the Lounge Inn in Southport on suspicion of a section 20 assault. I don’t see any reason right now to drop him or rest him, because he is in such a good place.”. Gerrard was a member of the English national under-21 team, and Steven Gerrard England Debut was on 31st May 2000 against Ukraine, He made one appearance in the 2000 European Championship (Euro Cup), but an injury kept him out of the 2002 World Cup. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The Ibrox boss has saw his side have an unbeaten start to the season, Goldson has been a standout for the Light Blues this season, The defender netted a double in the win at Celtic Park earlier this month, Gerrard is looking to move Rangers nine points clear of Celtic, KAM HEADS Glen Kamara is confident Rangers can KO their Killie curse and extend lead at the top, TITLE TRUMPS Rangers fans will LOVE it if Celtic reach Scottish Cup final as chance will arise to extend Premiership gap, says Boyd, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).  Also in October 2013, he became the longest-serving Liverpool captain, 10 years after his appointment by Gérard Houllier on 15 October 2013, breaking the previous record held by Alex Raisbeck, who captained Liverpool from 1899 to 1909. “It is about managing the individual players physically and we are trying to do that within the squad.”. That astonishing record has delivered group stage football in each of his three seasons at Ibrox. In September 2006, Steven Gerrard autobiography got published, Gerrard: My Autobiography, ghost-written by journalist Henry Winter, which went on to win the Sports Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. ", after they attended a party on Sunday night, with it being. Not just Rangers, but everyone else who is representing the country from a European point of view. In 2018, Amazon produced a documentary called “Make Us Dream“ detailing the life of Gerrard from a young boy up until his post as Liverpool youth coach. He made his MLS debut on 17 July, scoring once, while assisting one goal of his former Liverpool teammate Robbie Keane's hat-trick, during a 5–2 defeat of fellow Californians the San Jose Earthquakes at the StubHub Center. “Balogun is an international player, he is very quick, and has a fantastic profile that we like. In respect to the club once Steven Gerrard said: “When I die, don’t bring me to the hospital. Steven Gerrard was born on May 30-1980 in Whiston, England, and started out playing for hometown team Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed by Liverpool scouts. Gerrard took and scored Los Angeles' first spot-kick but the club were eliminated after Giovanni dos Santos and Ashley Cole failed to convert. Rangers must move on from Covid rule breaches by players Jordan Jones and George Edmundson, says manager Steven Gerrard.  Three days later, Gerrard made his competitive debut for LA, coming on at half time for Ignacio Maganto in a 1–0 loss at Real Salt Lake in the US Open Cup quarter-finals. Adam Augustyn is Managing Editor, Reference Content at Encyclopædia Britannica. Since clinching the title there in 2011, they have won just once on their last eight league visits, drawing twice and losing five times. I think the important thing from my point of view is we draw a line under that.". Gerrard was named Liverpool’s captain in 2003, at just age 23. Gerrard played with the Galaxy for two seasons before retiring from club football in 2016. Yet Gerrard is determined to keep the stopper grounded despite his impressive form. He was named captain of the English national team during the qualifying round of the 2010 World Cup, in which England was subsequently knocked out in the round of 16.  However, Gerrard netted an own goal during the 2005 League Cup final on 27 February, which proved decisive in Liverpool's 3–2 loss to Chelsea after extra time at the Millennium Stadium. 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