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A unique record in finals and the Merseyside derby master – Gerrard´s career in Opta numbers

SoccerNews in English Premier League 24 Nov 2016


Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday, bringing to a close a long and decorated career with Liverpool and England.

A Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup winner with a unique record in finals, he is one of his country’s most-capped players, behind only David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Peter Shilton.

The former Liverpool captain also boasts one of the proudest records as a one-club man in the Premier League era.

With the help of Opta, we look at the numbers that matter most to the hero of Istanbul. 


504 – Steven Gerrard is one of only 12 players to have made 500 or more appearances in the Premier League, making 504 in total.

2 – All those 504 appearances came for Liverpool – only two players have made more Premier League appearances for a single club: Ryan Giggs (632 for Man Utd) and Jamie Carragher (508 for Liverpool).

120 – Only 15 players have scored more goals in the Premier League than Gerrard’s 120. His best Premier League scoring season was in 2008-09 (16 goals).

6th – Gerrard is sixth in the all-time Premier League assist charts. The midfielder assisted 92 goals in the competition, with his best season in this category coming in 2013-14 (13 assists).

33 – Only Frank Lampard (41) and David Beckham (34) have scored more Premier League goals from outside the box than Gerrard (33 – level with Alan Shearer and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink).

1 – Gerrard is the only player to score in an FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and UEFA Cup final.

10 – Gerrard netted 10 goals in all competitions in Merseyside derbies against Everton. The only Liverpool player to score more in this fixture is Ian Rush (25).

6 – He is one of only six Liverpool players to ever score a competitive hat-trick against Everton, which came in a 3-0 Premier League win over their rivals at Anfield in March 2012.

114 – On the international stage, Gerrard was capped 114 times for England – only three players have more caps for the Three Lions (David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Peter Shilton).

21 – He scored 21 goals for England, with his first coming in the famous 5-1 away win at Germany in September 2001. His last was in a 2-0 win against Poland in October 2013.


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