There are many many cool, fun and interesting facts about Steven George. Lets start from a brief intro. Steven George was born on 30th May 1980. He is a professional English footballer who represented Major League Soccer Club LA Galaxy. For Premier League, he played from Liverpool becoming their longest serving captain. Being a versatile and well rounded player he has been seen at playing number of positions including a second striker, a holding midfielder, an attacking midfielder, a right back and a right winger. But mostly he has been a central midfielder. Naturally, he is right footed but he has a great ability of scoring goals from both feet.
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In international matches, he proudly represents England national team. Jordan Henderson described Gerrard as “probably the best player this country has ever seen – not only as a player, but also as a leader and a captain.” He has been appreciated number of times by other great players of his time proclaiming him to be one of the greatest players of the football game.
Here in this post, we will be sharing with you some cool, interesting and fascinating facts about this great English footballer.
Steven George Interesting and Cool Facts
- 1st Liverpool player to score in 15 successive league campaigns
A very impressive fact about him is that, he has been the 1st ever player from Liverpool to score in 15 consecutive league campaigns. This record was earlier held by Billy Liddel. He is also the longest serving captain for Liverpool. His reign included glorious 10 years. He broke the record of being the longest serving captain of Alex Raisbeck. Not limited to this, he is also the Liverpool’s sixth top goal scorer of all time.
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- 3rd player ever to achieve 500 or more Premier League appearances for one club
Another very inspiring fact about Steven George Gerrard is that, he is the third player ever to achieve 500 or more Premier League appearances for one club, that is Liverpool, after Ryan Giggs and former teammate Jamie Carragher. Thus he was an integral part of Liverpool side in all matches.
- 4th most capped player for England
A very interesting fact about Steven George is that, he is ranked as the fourth most capped player for his national side, England. He occupies this slot by representing England 114 times in international matches falling behind other renowned English players including Peter Shilton who capped 125 matches while Wayne Rooney had 117 matches capped in his career and David Beckham with 115 matches just one more capped match than Gerrard.
- Personal fact about Steven George Gerrard
While narrating some cool facts about his career and game, lets share some interesting facts from his personal life too. Steven has declared himself to be a practising Roman Catholic. He got married in a Roman Catholic church too with Alex Curran. The couple have three beautiful daughters.
- Published Autobiography winner of Sports book of the Year honour
Another interesting personal fact about him is that, he published his autobiography in September 2016 titled, Gerrard: My Autobiography. It was ghost written by famous journalist Henry Winter. At British Book Award this book won the Sports Book of the Year honour. Later, in September 2015 a second volume of this book was also released by Gerrard which was titled as My Story written by Donald McRae.
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- Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool Moores University
Another cool personal fact about Steven George is that, in recognition of his great services to Liverpool he was awarded the honorary fellowship award from the renowned university of Liverpool, Liverpool Moores University. He was also made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
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- Brand Ambassador and Endorsements
A very fascinating fact about him is that, George Gerrardhas number of sponsorships in his career including current deals with Adidas, Jaguar Cars and Lucozade. His combined income from salaries bonuses and off field earnings stood at nearly $17.2 million in 2014 as reported by Forbes. He appeared in number of Adidas commercials with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Lionel Messi and Kaka. He has 10 versions of Adidas Predator boot with accelerator being the first.
- Honours and titles
A very impressive fact about him is that he has number of honours and title to his credit. On the club level from Liverpool he won FA Cup (2000–01, 2005–06), Football League Cup (2000–01, 2002–03, 2011–12, FA Community Shield (2006), UEFA Champions League (2004–05), UEFA Cup (2000–01), UEFA Super Cup (2001). As individual player he won number of awards including Ballon d’Or Bronze Award (2005), UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2005), FWA Footballer of the Year (2009), FWA Tribute Award (2013), PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2006), PFA Young Player of the Year (2001), PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2001 and 2009), PFA Merit Award (2015), PFA Premier League Team of the Year (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014), England Player of the Year Award (2007, 2012), Liverpool Player of the Season (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009), Liverpool top scorer (2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2014–15), UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2012), UEFA Team of the Year (2005, 2006, 2007), FIFA FIFPro World XI (2007, 2008, 2009), ESM Team of the Year (2008–09), BBC Goal of the Season (2006), FIFA Club World Championship Silver Ball (2005), UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (2005), FA Cup Final Man of the Match (2006), Premier League Player of the Month (March 2001, March 2003, December 2004, April 2006, March 2009, March 2014), ECHO Sports Personality of the Year Award (2014), BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award – 3rd Place (2005), IFFHS World’s Most Popular Footballer (2006), Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12), Fantasy Teams of the 20 Seasons (Public choice), MLS All-Star (2015), UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (published 2015), Orders and special awards Member of the Order of the British Empire (2007), Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University to mark his contribution to sport (2008).