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Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980, Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player. Is the captain of Liverpool, where gate number 8.’s Midfield and is known for his shots from distance, and his passes. Middleman is called “the penalty box”, although he was often used as a right winger or as the 2nd top. During his career he has won awards such as “best young player in England”, “The best player in England”, “Best European midfielder”, “The most valuable player in the Premier League” (twice) and “The most valuable player of the UEFA Champions League.” was named “Member of the Order of the British” for his contributions to football in the UEFA Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup final in 2006, when it was essential to return to his team.

He has been nominated three times for “Player of the Year” in 2005, 2006 and 2007. On February 5, 2008, was voted by the British, “English player of the year” for 2005-2006 2007.Sezonul was probably the most impressive.

He scored 23 goals in 53 matches. In April, Gerrard received the highest personal distinction before, when he was voted player of the year in England.

Steven Gerrard, captain of England representativeness has not yet taken any decision about his future with the national “Three Lions”, despite reports that would announce his international retirement earlier this week.
He said it is true that it would make an announcement during the week. He asked the head coach Roy Hodgson time to reflect on his future. Do not want to rush.

Is affected by what happened in the last weeks and need to clear her head before taking a decision so important.

At the age of 34 years – A football legend

Aged 34 years, Steven Gerrard has played 113 matches in the shirt representativeness England, the first international game was played it in 2000. He needs only two parties to overcome David Beckham, the fielder with the most selections the national Albion (115), the record was held by goalkeeper Peter Shilton (125 selections).

Steven Gerrard is one of the most beloved players by fans of Liverpool, who last training offered further proof of affection for Captain “Cormorant”.

The English were trained at Princeton, New Jersey, being away on tour in the USA. Gerrard stopped to take photos with fans and sign autographs, and one of the fans could not inherit tears at meeting with her ​​idol.

This is not the first time that the captain “cormorant” makes its fans to cry. In April, the match against Chelsea, fans complained when Gerrard slipped into a duel with Demba Ba and Liverpool lost the title after the match.

Many will miss him

Without a doubt many will miss Steven Gerrard who was deemed as one of the best attackers in England’s football history. I think he definitely was a progressive player and managed to help scoring one of the best goals in football.

A little about the captain of Liverpool

Steven George Gerrard is an English football player. Liverpool’s captain, which bears the number 8.’s A versatile midfielder known for his shots and passes away successful. It is called a midfielder “the penalty box”, although he was often used as a right winger or as the 2nd top. During his career he has won awards such as “best young player in England”, “The best player in England”, “Best European midfielder”, “The most valuable player in the Premier League” (twice) and “The most valuable player of the UEFA Champions League.” It was named “Member of the Order of the British” for his contributions to football in the UEFA Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup final in 2006, when he played a pivotal role in his team’s comeback. He has been nominated three times for “Player of the Year” in 2005, 2006 and 2007. On February 5, 2008, was voted by the British “English player of the year” for 2007.

Gerrard made ​​his debut for the national team under the leadership of Kevin Keegan against Ukraine, on May 31, 2000. Had only been 18 months, and had only 44 matches since his debut for Liverpool. That summer, he was called in the England team for Euro 2000. Was a miserable campaign for England, Gerrard having only an appearance, when he replaced Michael Owen after 61 minutes, the team only lost 1-0 against Germany. Gerrard was one of Liverpool’s three players (Michael Owen – 3 goals, Emile Heskey – 1 goal) who scored in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers against Germany (5-1 win), this being his first international goal.

England qualified for the 2002 World Cup, but Gerrard was forced to leave the team because of operations with growth problems. This surgery ended Gerrard problems facing the youth.

European Championship in 2004, found the Gerrard occupying a major role in his first major international tournament. In the first match of England, Gerrard’s back pass was intercepted by Thierry Henry, who was picked by David James in the box, for which the penalty was given for the French. Zinedine Zidane scored a double, and France won 2-1. England would win the next two games, qualifying on with Gerrard scoring his first goal in a tournament, with the 3rd goal against Switzerland. England lost in the next round against Portugal, Gerrard was changed after 81 minutes.

Gerrard suffered an injury before the World Cup in Germany, and was suggested not to play in the opening match. However, he was apt for his first appearance in a World Cup, and started with a win over Paraguay 1-0. He has scored 2 times in groups – the first goal in England’s 2-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago’s and the second against Sweden. Gerrard was initially rested for the final match of the group, against Sweden, as a precaution against accumulation of the second yellow card (taking one match with Paraguay).

But came during the match and scored with a header scored the 2-2. Gerrard was one of three players whose penalties were accused by Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo Perreira, in quarters. Gerrard finished the tournament as top scorer of England with two goals. Gerrard was one of the favorites to take over the England captain’s armband after David Beckham gave up.

With 47 selections, Gerrard was the most experienced player than his opponent John Terry (29), but Steve McClaren chose to give his quarterback armband Chelsea and only vice-captain Gerrard. On October 13, 2007, Gerrard was captain England for the first time in an official match. Missed Due European Championship, Steve McClaren was sacked by the FA and Fabio Capello is responsible for granting captains. He could decide if John Terry remained captain, or I would have given it to Gerrard.

He plays his own role in “Goal 3 – Final”, directed by Andrew Morahan.

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Robert Gombos

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