Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool and England midfielder, is one of the biggest names in modern football. Take a look at this concise career overview, which examines his achievements as a player to date.
Club Career and Honours
Steven George Gerrard was born in Whiston, Liverpool on the 30th May, 1980. A midfield dynamo with an impressive record of individual and club honours to his name, Gerrard has achieved great success during his time at Liverpool - the only professional club he has ever represented - since his first team breakthrough in late 1998. He currently wears the number eight jersey for the Merseyside team, and as of May 2011, had clocked up a tally of 387 appearances for his club, scoring 84 goals.
From 1998 to the end of the 2010/2011 English Premier League campaign, Gerrard had won the following trophies as a player, and as of October 2003, captain, of Liverpool F.C:
English League Cup: 2000-01, 2002-03
English FA Cup: 2000-01, 2005-06
English FA Community Shield: 2001, 2006
UEFA Champions League: 2004–05
UEFA Cup: 2000–01
UEFA Super Cup: 2001, 2005
Individually, Gerrard achieved the following successes as a professional footballer between the years of 1998 and May 2011:
PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2006
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2001
PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2001, 2009
PFA Team of the Year: 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Barclays Premier League Player of the Month: March 2001, March 2003, December 2004, April 2006, March 2009
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005
UEFA Team of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2007
UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match: 2005
FIFA/FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009
FA Cup Final Man of the Match: 2006
Barclays Premier League Goal of the Season: 2006
Liverpool F.C Top Goalscorer: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09
England Player of the Year: 2007
As of May 2011, Gerrard had won a total of 89 caps for the England national team - making him the 7th most capped player in the team's long history. He made his debut against the Ukraine in 2000, and went on to score a total of 19 goals in both friendly and competitive matches for his national side.
It's clear to see that Steven Gerrard's career has been a decorated one - at least, so far. At 30 years of age, though, there's still time left for him to add to his impressive tally. With a Champions League medal to his name as well as numerous FA and League cup triumphs, plus countless individual honours attached to him, there's certainly a lot to be proud of.