Steven Gerrard

English football manager and former player (born 1980) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player, who most recently managed Premier League club Aston Villa. Described by pundits and fellow professionals as one of his generation's greatest players as well as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Gerrard spent the vast majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool and the England national team, captaining both. Due to his talent and achievements for club and country,[4] Gerrard is additionally recognised as one of the greatest Liverpool footballers of all time[5][6][7][8] as well as one of the best English players in the history of the sport.[9][10]

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Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard
Gerrard in 2018
Personal information
Full name Steven George Gerrard[1]
Date of birth (1980-05-30) 30 May 1980 (age 43)[2]
Place of birth Whiston, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1998 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2015 Liverpool 504 (120)
2015–2016 LA Galaxy 34 (5)
Total 538 (125)
International career
1999–2000 England U21 4 (1)
2000–2014 England 114 (21)
Managerial career
2017–2018 Liverpool U18 and U19
2018–2021 Rangers
2021–2022 Aston Villa
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Born in Merseyside, Gerrard played for Liverpool from 1998 to 2015, winning nine trophies, including the UEFA Champions League, two FA Cups, and three League Cups. He was Man of the Match in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, in which Liverpool overturned a 3–0 deficit to defeat AC Milan on penalties, and the 2006 FA Cup Final, which has been termed The Gerrard Final in homage to his performance. Despite success in cup competitions, he never won the Premier League. During his career, Gerrard was thrice selected in the FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11. Gerrard won 114 England caps between 2000 and 2014, captaining the team 38 times and scoring 21 goals. He played at three UEFA European Championships, in 2000, 2004 and 2012 (where he was named in the Team of the Tournament) and three FIFA World Cups, in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Gerrard began his managerial career managing the Liverpool Youth Academy's under-18 team, before starting his senior managerial career in 2018 with Scottish Premiership club Rangers. In his third full season in charge, Gerrard's side went unbeaten in the league to win Rangers' first league title in 10 years. In November 2021, he became the manager of Aston Villa, but after just 11 months in charge, he was dismissed due to a poor run of results.

As a player, his individual awards include UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2005, PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2006, FWA Footballer of the Year in 2009, appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2007, and induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021. He was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year a record eight times. As a manager, he was named as Manager of the Year for 2021 by PFA Scotland and the SFWA.