Birthday special: Steven Gerrard - The red soldier

Today, we celebrate the birthday of one of the finest footballers in the world – Steven Gerrard. As the former Liverpool captain turns 36, we give you some interesting facts about the English footballer.

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard. Pic/ AFP

>> Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston, Merseyside, England.

>> He made his debut for Liverpool on November 29, 1998 in an EPL match against Blackburn Rovers.

>> He has stayed with EPL club for 17 years with 708 appearances and 186 goals to his name.

>> Gerrard has one the FA Cup twice, Football League Cup thrice, UEFA Champions League once, UEFA Cup once and the UEFA Super Cup twice.

>> He has been listed in the PFA Team of the Year for a record eight times.

>> Gerrard is the only footballer in history to score a goal in a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final and FA Cup final.

>> Gerrard married fashion journalist Alex Curran, on 16 June 2007 after the two dated for five years.

>> Steven Gerrard’s idols in sport are John Barnes and Peter Beardsley.

>> The player from Liverpool to receive most red cards is Steven Gerrard.

>> In 2009, he appeared in the documentary Fifteen Minutes That Shook the World and in 2012, appeared in a sports film titled Will.

>> Gerrard once accidentally hit a 10-year old boy with his car. He later apologized to the kid and visited him in the hospital gifting him shoes autographed by Rooney.

>> Stevie G is widely known for his profound love for cars. The English footballer has owned an Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari F430, Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche Cayenne turbo, few BMW X5’s and a Mercedes CLK 320

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