Indeed, the midfielder is the only player to have scored in the finals of the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, and Uefa Cup. 0:00 Twitter users react to Gerrard's retirement. Gerrard's scoring exploits were most punishing for Aston Villa, who allowed 12 goals to the midfielder in the Premier League. He never lost a match he started as a captain.
Gerrard has also won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award twice. The 35-year-old announced his retirement on Friday after captaining Liverpool to their sixth European Cup victory over Real Madrid in May. He is the all-time leading scorer for the English club with 156 goals in 358 appearances.
Gerrard has been selected in the UEFA Club Football Hall of Fame since 2016. The midfielder was born in West Derby, Liverpool, England on March 11, 1977. He made his professional debut at the age of 17 for Liverpool against Oxford United in the First Division. He went on to make over 250 appearances for the Reds, scoring 52 goals before moving to Inter Milan in 2005.
After one season with the Italian club, Gerrard returned to Liverpool where he renewed his contract until 2010. He helped the team win the League Cup in his first season back at the club. In 2009-10, Gerrard led the team to its 26th League Title.
With the exception of the UEFA Super Cup, he has won every club accolade available in English, European, and Continental football. Only Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick have won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup. The only trophy that remains unclaimed by either player is the Charity Shield.
The only player to score in each season of the Premier League is Ronald Koeman (336 goals). He is also one of three players who have scored in each match of the league season: Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry are the others. Overall, he is the top scorer in Premier League history with 357 goals.
In addition to his native England, Ferguson has won the Scottish Premier League with both Aberdeen and Manchester United. He is the most successful manager in Scottish football history with 12 major title wins.
As a player, Ferguson was a forward who usually played in the center-forward position. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and is considered by many to be the best player never to win the Ballon d'Or.
He first came to prominence while playing for Aberdeen, where he scored 85 goals in 142 games. In 1992, he moved south of the border to join Manchester United where he became an instant success by scoring 42 goals in his first season.
He is the only player in English league history to have scored 60 goals in a single season, and he was as productive on the international stage. Martin Peters is number 23. Peters, who had only recently made his England debut on the eve of the 1966 World Cup, concluded the campaign by scoring in the final. He has been called "the greatest forward I've ever played with or against" by Bobby Moore.
During his time at Leeds United, Martin Peters made nearly 300 appearances and scored over 100 goals. He left Elland Road in 1971 to join Tottenham Hotspur where he ended his career after just three seasons. He won the League twice with Spurs and also helped the club win the FA Cup in 1973. After his retirement from playing, he became a coach at White Hart Lane and managed several clubs including Leeds United, Swindon Town and Gillingham.
He is still the highest scorer in England national team history with 102 goals and is considered by many to be one of the best forwards of all time. He retired from international football in 1977 but returned for a second term two years later. At the end of his second stint as captain, he had made 114 appearances and scored 66 goals for England. He finished his international career with a record number of caps (114) and is third behind Alan Shearer (135) and Jimmy Greaves (88).
Peters died of cancer on April 11, 2019 at the age of 69.
Tottenham Hotspur are the only other Premier League side to have scored nine goals in a single game, doing so in a 9-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane on November 22, 2009. The record was last matched in the 2017–18 season when Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool both scored nine goals.
Spurs' nine goals came without conceding a single goal. It was their biggest win since 1914 when they also won 9-1 against Wigan. The match had a joint appearance award as well, with John Terry and Gareth Bale both going past 100 appearances for Tottenham. The latter also reached 1000 minutes played in a Spurs shirt.
Chelsea were the previous record holders with eight goals. They achieved this twice, first time in 1938 when they beat Leeds United 9-0 and then again in 2000 when they defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 8-0. Both matches were part of the same season.
Liverpool's nine-goal haul came in a 9-3 victory over Tranmere Rovers in the 1965 Football League Cup semi-final second leg at Prenton Park. This is the highest number of goals scored by a team in the Premier League era.
It is worth mentioning that eight different players scored Chelsea's nine goals in 1938.