Gerrard made his international debut on May 31, 2000, at the age of 20 years and one day, in a 2-0 win against Ukraine at Wembley Stadium. Gerrard, a relative newcomer to the England side, only had one substitute appearance at Euro 2000, replacing Michael Owen in a victory against Germany. However, he was given a full cap by coach Steve McClaren after Owen suffered an injury during the 0-1 defeat to Romania at the European Championship.
Gerrard's form for Liverpool saw him become a regular choice in the English national team, and he won the UEFA Champions League in 2005 before announcing his retirement from international football. He has since been called back into the squad by new manager Roy Hodgson and was included in the latest squad list published in December 2014. Gerrard has 56 caps and 15 goals for England.
He played his first game in May 2000, just over two months after his 19th birthday, and he remained one of the most influential players in the side for many years afterwards. His retirement from international football was announced in September 2006, after being told by England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson that he would not be selected for the upcoming matches against Sweden and Switzerland. But just three days later he changed his mind after a call-up from new manager Steve McClaren; Gerrard had been left out of the previous matchday squad but was added to it at the last minute after Paul Scholes withdrew due to a knee injury.
16th of May, 2015 Gerrard's final outing for Liverpool occurred on May 16, 2015, before an 18-month tenure with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States ended his playing career. Gerrard scored 21 goals in 114 England games, including appearances at both the European Championships and the World Cup. He was named England Player of the Year three times.
Gerrard is one of only four players to have won the UEFA Champions League, La Liga title, English Premier League and FA Cup with different clubs. The other three are Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid), Diego Maradona (Argentina) and Ronaldinho (Brazil).
He played his first game for England against Ukraine on 8 September 2003, and scored his first goal two months later in a 3–1 away win over South Korea. His final match was a 1–0 friendly defeat by Brazil at Wembley Stadium on May 16, 2015.
After retiring from playing football, he has been appointed as Gary Neville's assistant at Man United. The duo will be responsible for providing tactical advice to manager Jose Mourinho.
Gerrard is expected to take up a coaching role with the England national team following his retirement from playing football.
Steven Gerrard (born 30 May 1980 in Whiston, England) is an English professional football (soccer) player who was regarded as one of the world's most complete players in the early 2000s. At the age of nine, Gerrard was noticed by his local upper-division football team, Liverpool FC. He eventually signed with the club at the age of 17 after a successful trial period.
Gerrard made his debut for Liverpool against Middlesbrough F.C. on 4 August 1998 and went on to make 185 appearances for the club, scoring 44 goals. He helped the team win two UEFA Champions League trophies in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, he moved to MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy where he played until 2015 before returning to Liverpool. During his second stint at Anfield, he won another two FA Cups (2013, 2014) and one League Cup (2011). In addition, he also won the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool twice.
Besides being a great player, Gerrard has been recognized for his excellent leadership skills which have been praised by many former and current teammates. He has also received praise from opponents for his ability to read games and make timely interventions. In 2004, he was named the Footballer of the Year by both The Football Association and The Professional Footballers' Association.
Gerrard has also earned several awards throughout his career.