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In the following article, we will review the fascinating top facts about Steven Gerrard, one of the best footballers in football history.

Known as one of the best midfielders in football history, the icon of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, is a role model for many youngsters. The right-footed midfielder scored many vital goals for

Liverpool

, LA Galaxy, and also

England

national team. 

The legend's determination and leadership boosted the confidence of his teammates. The incredible player's goal-scoring ability was known to football lovers. Several footballing figures believe that few footballers are irreplaceable in the football world, and Steven Gerrard is one of them.

The icon of the Reds served Liverpool more than any other clubs during his professional career. The legend is the fourth most capped player ever in England national team. He is probably the best captain that the Three Lions have ever had. Here are the most interesting 

top facts about Steven Gerrard

 you might want to know.

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Let's take a look at the top facts about Steven Gerrard. Facts like Steven Gerrard birthday, wife, Instagram, which may be fascinating to football fans.

Steven Gerrard Age and Biography at point

  • Full Name:

    Steven George Gerrard

  • Nickname:

    Stevie, Stevie G, Captain Fantastic

  • Date of Birth:

    30 May 1980

  • Age:

    40 years

  • Place of Birth:

    Whiston, Merseyside, England

  • Nationality:

    English

  • Wife:

    Alexandra Gerrard (married 2007)

  • Children:

    Lilly-Ella Gerrard, Lexie Gerrard, Lourdes Gerrard, Lio George Gerrard

  • Occupation:

    professional football manager and former footballer

  • Playing Position:

    Midfielder

  • Club(s):

    As a player: Liverpool, LA Galaxy/As a manager: Liverpool Academy, Rangers

  • Net Worth:

    $90 million

Height & Weight:

1.83 m

,

83 kg

Parents:

Paul Gerrard

,

Julie Ann Gerrard

Jersey/Kit Number:

8

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Steven Gerrard Childhood

The first part of our article on

top facts about Steven Gerrard

is about his childhood.

Steven Gerrard birthday

is on 30 May 1980, in Whiston, Merseyside, England. Stevie was born with a clubfoot, which made his foot to be rotated at the ankle.

Steven Gerrard family

treated him once because his parents didn't want their son walking his feet's side.

During his childhood, Stevie G had many back problems, and fortunately, all his problems were treated. Growing up, Steven Gerrard family enrolled him in St Michael's Primary. He was shy as a child, and his teacher described him as a polite kid. "He was always a nice, polite kid, well brought up."

"But it was when he went to the juniors, at about six, and started playing football that his personality came out. You didn't need to be an expert in football to see he was special. He was everywhere. He just loved it."

"He lived and breathed football. In those days, and his team had lots of success mostly because of Steven," said Gill Morgan, one of his teachers. It is interesting to know that when

Steven Gerrard age

was 5, little Steven fell in love with the sport. As a little boy, Stevie always wore Everton's jersey and took photos with the team's trophies.

Another injury for young Gerrard occurred that nearly cost him his career. Once, young Gerard was playing football with his friends; he kicked a garden fork instead of kicking the ball. After his recovery, Stevie G began playing football for Whiston Juniors, his hometown team, and when he was nine, he was noticed by Liverpool scouts.

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Steven Gerrard Career Stats

After reviewing

Steven Gerrard childhood

, let's take a look at

Steven Gerrard career stats

, that is, one of the significant

top facts about Steven Gerrard

. On 5 November 1997, Stevie G signed a contract with Liverpool, and on 29 November 1998 made his debut against

Blackburn Rovers

in Premier League. The legend, capable of playing in many positions, played in 13 matches in his first season for the Reds.

Once in 2008, he said, " I was out of position and out of my depth." Gerrard scored his first goal for Liverpool in the 1999-2000 season against Sheffield Wednesday. The following season, hardworking Stevie gained a regular place in the Reds, scoring ten times and winning Football League Cup, the UEFA Cup, and the FA Cup.

Due to his leadership capability, he was named the Reds captain in October 2003. At the end of 2003–04, due to Liverpool's poor results, Gerrard wanted to leave the team and accept

Chelsea

's offer. "for the first time in my career I've thought about the possibility of moving on," said Stevie G. 

 

The Captain Fantastic played 17 seasons for the Reds, winning two FA Cups, three Football League Cups, 2006 FA Community Shield, one UEFA Champions League title, one UEFA Cup, and the 2001 UEFA Super Cup.

"Gerrard is for me, in the position he plays, one of the very best in the world. He has a huge impact. For the job he performs, for me, he is one of the greatest," said Ronaldinho. On 16 May 2014, the legend played for the last time for the Reds, and on 7 January 2015 moved to LA Galaxy; Gerrard failed to win the trophy with this team.

In November 2016, the Liverpool symbol ended up playing professional football and announced his retirement. At the international level, on 31 May 2000, Steven Gerrard made his debut for the English national team against

Ukraine

; he scored his first goal for his country in the qualification game of the 2002 World Cup against

Germany

.

At the three UEFA European Football Championships (2000, 2004, 2012), as well as three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014), Gerrard accompanied the England national team, scoring 21 goals in 114 appearances; unfortunately, he did not win any titles with the England national team.

In 2009 Zinedine Zidane said about Gerrard: "Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of Messi and Ronaldo but yes, I think he just might be. He has great passing ability, can tackle, and scores goals, but most importantly he gives the players around him confidence and belief. You can't learn that – players like him are just born with that presence."

His notable individual achievements:

2005 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, 2005 Ballon d'Or (third place), PFA Premier League Team of the Year (eight times), IFFHS World's Most Popular Footballer (2006), FA England Player of the Year Award (twice), as well as English Football Hall of Fame (2017).

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Steven Gerrard Managerial Career

A few days before his retiring, Captain Fantastic said that he was not ready for being a manager. On 11 April 2017, the legend was named the manager of Liverpool youth side, and the following year he became Rangers' new manager. "When the call came to speak to Rangers, it was a no-brainer. It was a different feeling in my stomach from other opportunities I have had to be a manager. I got a special feeling, and I knew then that Rangers was for me," said Gerrard.

He added: "I have confidence I can deliver here as a manager. A huge opportunity presented itself. I was very aware of the size of the club having watched from afar for many years." In his first match as a Scottish club manager, he managed to win against

Shkupi

in the UEFA Europa League.

Steven Gerrard Net worth & Salary

In this part, we will take a look at

Steven Gerrard salary

and net worth, which is one of the fascinating top facts about Steven Gerrard.

Widely known as Stevie, the Liverpool legend, regarded as one of the best footballers in football history. As of 2020,

Steven Gerrard net worth

is estimated at around $90 million. Steven Gerrard salary is $13 million annually as a Rangers manager.

Steven Gerrard Children & Wife

Alex Curran,

Steven Gerrard wife

was born on 23 September 1982 in Aintree. She is a model and also a Daily Mirror fashion columnist. Her family enrolled her in Maghull High School. Before meeting Alex, Steven was dating Jennifer Ellison. Steven and Alex started dating in 2002, and the couple got married on 16 June 2007 at one of Buckinghamshire's luxury hotels. In the beginning, Alex Turned him down.

"I did say no, but I am glad I did because he was used to all the girls saying yes to him. I think because I didn’t come across as overly keen like all the others, it made him like me more," said Steven Gerrard wife. In the case of

Steven Gerrard children

, you might know that the legend has three beautiful daughters and a son.

The couple welcomed their first child, Lilly-Ella Gerrard, on 23 February 2004. Their second child, Lexie Gerrard, was born in 2006, and Lilly became her elder sister. Steven and Alex welcomed their third daughter, Lourdes Gerrard, in 2011. The girls' brother was born on 29 April 2017.

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Top facts about Steven Gerrard you did not know about

  • Steven Gerrard nickname

Steven Gerrard nickname is given to him by his fans. He is widely known as Stevie, Stevie G, Captain Fantastic.

  • Steven Gerrard tattoo

The most interesting fact about Steven Gerrard tattoo is that unlike many popular footballers, he has yet to have any tattoos on his body.

  • Steven Gerrard height

Steven Gerrard height is 1.83 m, and also his weight is 83 kg.

  • Steven Gerrard Instagram account

Stevie G, like many footballers, is active on Instagram. Steven Gerrard Instagram account (

@stevengerrard

)has around 9 M followers.

  • One of the fascinating facts about Steven Gerrard is that his autobiography, Gerrard: My Autobiography, was published in 2006, which is written by Henry Winter, a journalist. Stevie published his second book, My Story, in 2015.

  • when Gerrard was eight, his cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was killed in the Hillsborough disaster. "It was difficult knowing one of your cousins had lost his life. Seeing his family's reaction drove me on to become the player I am today," said Stevie G.

  • In 2009, Police arrested Steven Gerrard's elder brother for suspected drug dealing.

  • He is the only football player to have scored in a League Cup Final, a Champion League Final, a UEFA Cup Final, and a FA Cup Final.

  • One of the most important top facts about Steven Gerrard is his tally. The legend became the third to make more than 500 appearances for one club in Premier League.

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Steven Gerrard Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Steven Gerrard is a look back at his most controversial quotes.

On his tally in England national team:

"107 caps aren't bad for someone who isn't 'a top, top player', is it? I never expected to get that amount of caps. When I made my debut, I set myself the personal target of trying to get 50 caps and score 10 goals if I could. So to have 107 is something I am really proud of, particularly being among those names."

On Champions League Final:

"But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it."

On his dream of becoming Liverpool manager:

"Would I love to be the coach of Liverpool one day? Is it a dream? Of course. It’s a club that means everything to me but we’ve one of, if not the best, managers in the world who has been absolutely incredible since he came through the door. Just because I was a good player for Liverpool and had the career I had there, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re next in line to be manager. If one day that job ever becomes available, there will be a queue a mile long, full of top-class managers. It doesn’t mean you’re the best person for the job."

On working under pressure:

“I played under pressure and I have lived under pressure since I left school. Since I have stopped playing I have missed the pressure of going out and fighting for three points on the weekend. Pressure isn’t a bad thing. If you’re working under pressure, then you’re in a good place. I know there will be a lot of scrutiny and a lot of pressure but that’s what I love about being involved in football."

Steven Gerrard Transfer Market

One of the fascinating top facts about Steven Gerrard is his transfer market. According to the

Steven Gerrard transfer market

, he played a total of 749 games for two clubs, scoring 191 times and providing 151 assists for his teammates.

On the international level, Stevie G scored 21 goals in 114 appearances that he made for England national team.

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