Stevie G, as he is popularly referred to, is a former English midfielder and current manager of Rangers FC. His love for football started at a very tender age and as a result of that, he joined Liverpool Academy at age 9. This brought him closer to his dream of becoming a professional footballer. After Steven Gerrard broke into the Liverpool senior team, he went on to establish himself as not just a midfielder, but as one of the very best to ever grace the beautiful game.
Steven Gerrard Bio
He was born on the 30th of May 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside. Steven joined the Liverpool Academy at the tender age of 9. On the 5th of November 1997, he was offered his first ever professional contract by Liverpool but had to wait for about a year to make his first appearance for the Reds. His chance finally came in the form of a last minute substitution for right back Vegard Heggem on the 29th of November 1998; it was a match against Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League. That season, he was able to make a total of 13 appearances because of the injury of Jaime Redknapp.
The 1999 season saw him being partnered with Jaime Redknapp in central midfield. According to Gerrard, that partnership offered him a lot in terms of experience. That same season, he got his first red card in the Merseyside derby against Everton for his careless challenge on Kevin Campbell, this eventually led Liverpool to lose the game 1-0. His first senior goal for Liverpool came in the team’s 4-1 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday. On the 3rd of October 2003, Steven Gerrard was promoted to the position of Captain by the then Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier. He remained captain until his very last day as a Liverpool player.
January 2015 saw Steven Gerrard move to the Major League Soccer team, LA Galaxy, with him making his debut in a friendly match on the 11th of July. He went on to bag a total of 13 appearances and two goals that season. On the 24th of November 2016, he retired from professional football and was lauded by many for his great impact in the game.
Steven made his coaching debut for Liverpool on the 11th of April 2017, and on the 7th of September, he was promoted to the position of manager for the Under 19 team. He was later unveiled as the manager of the Scottish football team, Rangers Gerrard debuted as the senior manager of the team on the 12th of July 2018.
During his 18 years stint at Liverpool, Gerrard had a very successful career filled with lots of achievements. In the 2000/2001 season, Steven Gerrard produced a stellar performance which earned him the PFA young player of the year award. He was also the captain of the unstoppable Liverpool team that undid a 3 goal deficit against AC Milan in the 2005 champions league final and eventually won the trophy. His performance in the final won him the man of the match award and also the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award. In the 2005/2006 season, he became the first Liverpool player to be nominated for the PFA player of the year award since 1988.
In 2006, with a goal against West Ham in the FA Cup final, he became the first ever Player to score in an FA Cup final, Champions League final, League Cup final, and the UEFA Cup final. In 2015, he became the third Premier League player to mark 500 appearances for a single team right after Ryan Giggs and Jaime Carragher.
He has a total of 125 career club goals – 120 for Liverpool and 5 for LA Galaxy. That being said, he is a three-time League Cup winner, two-time FA Cup winner, one-time UEFA Cup winner, one-time Champions League winner, and a one-time UEFA Super League winner.
Steven Gerrard’s Net Worth
Over the years, Steven Gerrard has accumulated an estimated net worth of $25 million, the bulk of which he earned during his years as a professional footballer. He also has several endorsements deals, including the one with the luxury car company – Jaguar, as well as the multi-billion dollar sports company, Adidas.
His Wife and Baby
Alex Curran is the wife of the legendary English midfielder; she is a media personality born on the 23rd of September 1982 in Aintree, Merseyside. According to her, they met at an event in Liverpool in January 2002 and shortly after that, Gerrard asked her out but she turned him down at first so as not to seem too easy. This increased the level of affection and respect Gerrard had towards her. Later that year, the pair began dating.
In 2004, the couple witnessed the birth of their first child together, a daughter named Lily Ella. In 2006, they welcomed their second child, another daughter they named Lexie. On the 16th of June 2007, the couple finally tied the knot in a very colorful wedding ceremony at Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire. In 2011, the duo welcomed Lourdes, their third child. That’s not all, Alex and Steven got to welcome their son named Lio Gerrard. The couple was filled with immense joy on the birth of Lio because they felt their family was finally complete.