Biography of Steven George Gerrard: – Steven George Gerrard, born on 30 maypole 1980 in the quiet village of Whiston, located in Merryside, England. It was the second son of the marriage between Paul Gerrard and Julie Ann Gerrard was his parents. He grew up in the city of Hyton, Merseyside.
Biography of Steven George Gerrard
- Born:- 30 May 1980 (age 37), Whiston, United Kingdom
- Spouse:- Alex Curran (m. 2007)
- Education:- Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
- Children:- Lourdes Gerrard, Lilly-Ella Gerrard, Lexie Gerrard, Lio Gerrard
- Books:- My Story
The name of the street where he grew up was Ironside Road; Steven called it ‘the street of joy’. According to stories of his relatives he spent hours playing soccer with his brother Paul. His family considered him a shy, serious child, but with a lot of character and determination.
The first team he played in was Whiston Juniors. At Whiston, Steven quickly caught the attention of his coaches. His extraordinary conditions earned him to be the maximum reference of the equipment and the captain of the group.
With just 8 years he was noticed by scouts from Liverpool, who recruited him to join the network club. With 9 years old and already being part of Liverpool suffered a serious accident playing football with his brother. The ball went by accident to an open field (plain) that was full of nettles (plants). Steven reports that when he did not see the ball, he despaired, lifted his socks and kicked to try to move the plants. A piece of rake ran through his big toe. The amputation of his finger was a possibility. Thanks to his correct treatment, recovered and was able to return to the inferior ones of Liverpool.
At 16, Steven Gerrard grew incredibly: from 1.75 passed to 1.88 m, his development was not only football, it was also physical. He continued training with the same intensity and, after two years of charm coaches Liverpool, come the time…
On 29 November 1998, 18 years old, Steven George Gerrard made his debut for Liverpool in the final minutes of a game against Blackburn Rovers. His first goal scored him in his team’s 4-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday. However, that season suffered back problems for which had to operate four times.
In its season of debut (1998-99) only disputed 13 parties? With 18 years already began to show his great recovery of ball, his extraordinary routes and his brilliant offensive projection. His first professional goal on 5 December 1999 in the rout of Liverpool on Sheffield Wednesday
In the 2000-01 seasons, he went on to play fifty games and to score 10 goals in his career. He managed to win the FA Cup, the League Cup and the UEFA Cup. In the final of the continental tournament turned the second goal of his team in the victory 5-4 before the Alaves of Spain. That same season, in March of 2001, was chosen like the best player of the Premier League and young player of the year.
In October 2003, the coach Gerard Houllier placed him as team captain, despite your young age because: “Gerrard has shown from the beginning that has leadership qualities, why is the captain of my team, despite his age “He said in an interview.
At the end of that year, he declared that he was “not happy with his progress at Liverpool” and that “for the first time I thought about the chance to change the air”. Anyway, he rejected a strong offer for more than 20 million pounds from Chelsea to stay with his club and try their luck with the new coach to take charge: Rafael Benitez.
The 2004/05 UEFA Champions League final was undoubtedly the most magical moment in Steven Gerrard’s career. The final was on 25 maypoles 2005 at the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. The game began and in the first minute of play, Paolo Maldini overtook the Rossonerri. Before retiring, Hernan Crespo scored a double that meant a convincing 3-0. It seemed that the end was resolved, but Liverpool never gave up and came ready for anything in the second half. Gerrard put the first with a great header in minute 54, Smicer scored the second just 2 minutes later and at 60 ‘, Xabi Alonso scored the equalizer. Liverpool had traced epically. One of the best finals of history was going to penalties series: Serginho failed, Hamman scored, Andrea Pirlo missed, Cissé scored, Tomasson scored, John Arne Risse missed, Kaká scored, Smicer scored and Andiry Shevchenko missed the decisive penalty. Liverpool champion of the Champions League was enshrined in a magical night. Steven was named the best player of the finals; he was part of the ideal team of UEFA, was part of the final trio of the Ballon d’Or and was part of the ideal team of UEFA.
In the season 06-07 gained again the FA Cup and the Supercopa of Europe. In the national final they lost 2-0 to West Ham, giving a key assist for the 1-2 and marking the partial tie of the 2-2. Shortly afterwards, West Ham were ahead again, but in the 92nd minute Steven Gerrard scored one of the most spectacular mid-distance goals in history to tie the match and bring it to the penalty shootout. There he scored his goal and Jose Manuel Reina covered the decisive penalty that gave the victory to Liverpool.
In 2007 they reached the final of the Champions League, again against Milan, but in that edition lost 2-1.
In October 2007 he fulfilled his 400th match for Liverpool against Arsenal, scoring a goal. That season he finished with 22 goals in the league, surpassing his personal record and being considered again as one of the best players of the year.
The following season, 08-09, saw him appear 100 times in European club competitions, on 10 March 2009 in the win at Real Madrid, where Steven scored two goals. During that year he also got his first hat-trick against Aston Villa on 22 March, in the victory of his team by 5-0.
During the years 2009 and 2011, the Liverpool was immersed in an institutional crisis that influenced both the economics and the football and the results were not at all expected. Rafael Benítez left his position after reaching a mutual agreement with the leaders and took over Roy Hodgson, who after poor results was replaced by a legend of the club, Kenny Dalgish, who after a bad start led the team to a worthy sixth.
Already in season 11-12, the results would also not appear, and the injuries took away Steven long from the fields, being almost inactive for a year.
After recovering, during 2012 and 2013, Gerrard had one of his best seasons and showed that at 32 he still had much to give for his club, being the clear emblem and heart of Liverpool. He finished the season with 11 goals and 13 assists in 46 games.
In September 2013 he played his 400th as captain of Liverpool in the tie to 2 goals against Swansea. It has been one of the keys why Liverpool has returned to the European Champions Cup after fighting for the Premier League title.
Despite having signed a contract extension earlier this season, Gerrard announced on 2 January of 2015, which would leave the set of Anfield at the end of the season after 17 – year career in the first team of Liverpool. He also confirmed that after leaving the Premier League would continue his professional career in a club of the MLS of the United States. Subsequently, on 7 January 2015, it confirms that come to LA Galaxy. 16 maypoles of 2015 played their last game at the legendary Anfield in a 1-3 defeat against Crystal Palace Football Club. 24 maypoles of 2015 played his last game for Liverpool away to Stoke City falling 6-1 with a goal by him.
His impressive goal average for a midfielder makes him one of the most important players in European football. He is a true leader, tireless runner and has a remarkable vision of the game. His long-range shot is formidable.
He has an excessive tendency to play “nice soccer”, he is not the most disciplined and sometimes it costs him the individual marking. “With anything you ask him, he gives 100%. If you need to play archer, he will. And we expect even more from him. It may be even better player” Rafa Benitez, coach of Liverpool, April 2007.
Steven Gerrard won 10 titles in his time in Liverpool, but he won something that very few footballers in history have achieved: respect for the football world. Although he will stop playing with the net set, we are sure he will NEVER walk alone. His dream was to play at least one game in the team of his loves and leaves after more than 700 games. He is Steven Gerrard, the best player in the history of Liverpool.
Los Angeles Galaxy
On 7 January of 2015 announced that Gerrard would join the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer after the 2014-15 European football season ended. Gerrard joined the Lakers in June 2015 and played his first game with the club on 11 July 2015 in a friendly against Club America. Three days later, made its official debut in the 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake in the quarterfinals of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. On 17 July was his debut in the league, in which he scored his first goal, and gave an assist in the 5-2 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.
In 1999, played 4 games for England Under-21s, scoring 1 goal, With the English Selection made debut the 31 of May of 2000 in a meeting disputed in London before Ukraine, in which England prevailed by two goals to zero. He was present and played a match in Euro 2000, in which he played a game against Germany. He was then present and scored a goal in the historic 1-5 win against Germany in Munich in a qualifying round match. Unfortunately an injury left him out of the World Championship in Korea and Japan 2002. He was also present at the Eurocopa Nations of Portugal 2004, in which he formed an excellent media with David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes. A tournament in which England played a good role thanks to Wayne Rooney was his great offensive reference, a reference that when he lost by injury, was removed from the tournament.
Gerrard became vice captain of the England team during the direction of Steve McClaren, captain of John Terry, and while he was not, Steven was the captain. England lost to Russia and Croatia, which led them not to qualify for Euro 2008. Then, when Fabio Capello took over the team in early 2008, Gerrard was named captain but was later replaced by John Terry as captain and later Rio Ferdinand as vice captain.
In August 2010, Gerrard scored two goals in a friendly against Hungary, helping England to win 2-1. Due to Ferdinand’s continued absence from injury, Gerrard retained the captain’s belt in the first qualifying match for Euro 2012 against Bulgaria, which was won by England 4-0.
12 maypole 2014, Gerrard was included by coach Roy Hodgson in the final list of 23 players who represented England in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, marking the third World Cup tournament he attended.
On 21 July of 2014 Gerrard announced his retirement from the national team after 14 years of representing the Three Lions.
England midfielder Steven Gerrard, former player of Liverpool and LA Galaxy, announced this on 24 November of 2016 his retirement from professional football after 19 years of career.
Gerrard, 36, the fourth player to have worn England’s jersey more times -114 games, behind only Peter Shilton, Wayne Rooney and David Beckham-played 710 games with Liverpool before reaching the LA Galaxy of the American MLS.
In his 17 courses in Liverpool, the midfielder won a UEFA Cup, two European Super Cups, two FA Cups, three League Cups and a Community Shield, as well as the Champions League, won in 2005, in an already celebrated night in Istanbul, in which the English set traced three goals to Milan.
Married in 2007 with the fashion journalist Alex Curran, This marriage has 3 daughters. Lilly-Ella born in 2004, Lexie born in 2009 and Lourdes born in 2012, Alex describes Steven as a loving, responsible and very accommodating parent. His cousin John Paul died in the Hillsborough tragedy, when Steven was barely 9 years old. From that day on he would have decided that he would play in honor of his cousin. He was named a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the sport.