After 18 years in professional football, Steven Gerrard has finally decided to hang up his boots. Gerrard is planning to kick start a new career as a coach, after announcing his retirement on social media today.
Gerrard writes, “I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy.” He is Liverpool’s longest-ever serving captain with 710 appearances and at the international level won 114 caps for England. During his time at Anfield, Stevie says that he was lucky to work with some fantastic players and managers.
Football fans will therefore miss one of the greatest players of this generation. However, Gerrard is excited about the future and insists that he still has a lot to offer.
Fans across the world are paying their tributes for all the major honors he has bought to Liverpool. And let’s not forget that famous night in Istanbul.
His silverware includes a Champions League, 2 FA Cups, Community Shield, 3 League Cups, Uefa Cup and a Uefa Super Cup. While he may have never won the Premier League, the midfielder deserves the credit for some amazing performances.
Here are some of his amazing statistics:
- Premier League Goals: 120
- Premier League Assists: 92
- Penalties Scored: 29
- Shooting Accuracy: 34%
- Passes Per Match: 29.98
Finally, let’s not forget his tally of individual honors:
- PFA Young Player of the Year: 2001
- UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005
- PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2006
- Football Writer’s Association Footballer of the Year: 2009
A Sneak Peek Into the Past:
The Heart And Soul Of Liverpool
His Moments Of Glory
The Deadly Duo, Torres and Gerrard
Gerrard In Team of The Year