Who is Steven Gerrard
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Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston, Merseyside and brought up in Huyton, Merseyside. In 1994 — When he was in Year 9. He was part of the Liverpool YTS scheme and almost made it into the England Schoolboys team, an odd quirk considering his now massively successful career. He is regarded as one of the best English footballers of his era.
Steven Gerrard Biography
Born Name: Steven Gerrard
Real Name: Steven George Gerrard
Nick Name: Stevie G
Birth Date: May 30, 1980
Birth Place: Whiston, Merseyside, England
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 76 kg
International Debut: 2000, vs Ukraine
Wife: Alex Curran (16 June 2007 – present)
Children: 2 children
World cups: Germany 2006
Steven Gerrard Personal life
Steven Gerrard with his wife Alex Curran has two daughters. Lilly-Ella, born on February 23, 2004, and Lexie, born May 9, 2006. Gerrard and Alex got married in Cliveden on June 16, 2007. On the same day, celebrities such as Gary Neville. Michael Carrick and rock star Rod Stewart experienced their holidays. The day before, John Terry took the wedding. Steven has an older brother, Paul. His parents are divorced.
On September 1, 2006, he published his first autobiography, which is entitled “Gerrard: My Autobiography”, in which he describes his personal life and football career extensively. This book was recognized as the book of the year in the Galaxy British Book Awards, beating such titles as Pelé’s autobiography.
On December 29, 2006, Gerrard became a member of the Order of the British Empire, awarded by the Queen of England herself, Elizabeth II.
On October 1, 2007, he had an accident when he hit a 10-year-old boy with his BMW X5. As “satisfaction,” the captain of Liverpool fooled the boy with shoes signed by his idol, Wayne Rooney.
During the match between LM and Marseille on December 11, 2007, Steven’s house was stolen by thieves.
A year later Steven had the first problems with the law because he was accused of beating a DJ in the Lounge Inn pub, as a result of which a pub employee lost his tooth. Two other men were accused of him. In July 2009, Steven admitted, however, that he hit Mr. McGee (Dj – sup.red), however, he did it in a defensive form, because he sensed that he would be the first to hit him. Eventually. Gerrard was released intact, and six of his fellow Border Guard officers were sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and 150 extra hours of unpaid public works
Steven Gerrard Football Career
Unlike many other Liverpool legends such as Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, and Jamie Carragher. Gerrard was actually a Liverpool fan as a youth.
Incidentally, his younger cousin, Anthony Gerrard, is a professional footballer who began his career with city-rivals Everton, and now is a highly-rated squad member at League Two side Walsall.
Gerrard is currently engaged to Alex Curran from Merseyside. The couple started dating in 2002, getting engaged in 2004, and plan to marry in the summer of 2007. The live in Formby and have two daughters. Lily-Ella (born 23 February 2004) and Lexie (born 9 May 2006).
Gerrard joined Liverpool as a schoolboy in 1989 and has come up through the ranks to the first team, in the footsteps of fellow homegrown youth academy seniors like Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler. Gerrard made his Reds debut on the 30 November 1998 as a second-half substitute for Vegard Heggem against Blackburn. gerrard debut came in the UEFA Cup. Gerrard’s widely-praised performance belied his tender years. He scored his first goal for the club on 5 December 1999. Against Sheffield Wednesday in a match where Liverpool. He was inspired by their younger players when several of the more senior players missed the game through injury.
Which was his first international goal? That season. He started all three of Liverpool’s Cup Finals, scoring the second goal against Alaves in the UEFA Cup Final. At the end of the season. He was nicknamed Young Player of the Year.
But he eventually chose to stay at Liverpool. It was also alleged in the British tabloid press that Gerrard had been the target of death threats from aggrieved Liverpool fans.
His own indifferent disciplinary record, which apparently worked as in the 2003–2004 season, he was booked only twice. Former Liverpool teammate, Michael Owen, expressed relief in his autobiography at Gerrard being named a captain in 2003–2004, as it took some pressure off his own shoulders.
Steven Gerrard injury
In the final game of that year’s Champions League group stage, Gerrard scored a crucial twenty-five-yard strike against Greek team Olympiakos. Liverpool needed to win by two clear goals to progress to the last sixteen of the competition. He has since claimed that this was his best, if not his most important, the goal for Liverpool to date.
Another notable goal and an example of his drive and inspirational ability was his contribution during the 2005 Champions’ League final against AC Milan in Istanbul. Unmarked by the opposition, he headed a goal that kick-started Liverpool’s comeback from a 3–0 deficit. Minutes later, a former teammate, Vladimir Smicer, would score again for the Reds. Gerrard was also crucial in the winning of a penalty when he was fouled by Gennaro Ivan Gattuso in the penalty area.
Liverpool went on to win the match via a penalty shootout, making Gerrard the second youngest captain (after Didier Deschamps) ever to lift the European Cup. After the match, he gave a hint of his future when he said to the press: “How can I leave after a night like this?” In July 2005, however, contract negotiations broke down between Gerrard and the club. Reports stated that Gerrard was about to leave Liverpool and Chelsea were again reported to have tabled a British record bid of thirty-two million pounds for the player, which was ultimately rejected. However on 5 July Gerrard stated publicly that he wished to leave the Reds.
He was also in the running for French sports newspaper L’Equipe’s prestigious Ballon D’Or award. Rounding out 2005, Gerrard came third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year behind Ellen MacArthur (second) and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff (first).
Steven Gerrard Liverpool player
At the end of the 2005–06 season. Gerrard received his greatest personal accolade to date.
Gerrard capped off what he called his most successful season to date by captaining. Liverpool to victory in the FA Cup. He scored twice in the Final against West Ham, including a dramatic equalizer in injury time to send the game into extra-time. The 35-yard blast (past Shaka Hislop) has been called one of the greatest goals in FA Cup final history and was Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season for 2005–06. It had been reported that it took just one second for the 35-yard strike to hit the back of the net. Which would mean that the ball was traveling at approximately 68 miles per hour (about 109 km/h)? When it was struck.
Steven Gerrard FA Cup Final
Scoring in the 2006 FA Cup Final meant that Gerrard had managed the impressive feat of scoring in all four major cup finals. FA Cup (2006 vs West Ham), League Cup (2003 vs Manchester United), UEFA Cup (2001 vs Alaves), and European Cup (2005 vs AC Milan).
He was deemed fit to make his first ever World Cup appearance (having missed the entire 2002 tournament through injury) and started in the side that beat Paraguay 1-0.
Gerrard was then rested for the final group game against Sweden.
Steven Gerrard Awards & Honors:
UEFA Cup (2001)
UEFA Champions League (2005)
European Super Cup (2005)
League Cup (2001, 2003)
FA Cup (2001, 2006)
English FA Community Shield (2006)
English League Young Footballer of the Year (2001)
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2005)
Steven Gerrard Career Highlights:
Years Club Appearances (Goals)
1997-present Liverpool 269 (45)
Years Club Appearances (Goals)
1999 England U21 4 (1)
2000-present England 57 (12)