Steven Gerrard becomes the 7th player to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame

Steven Gerrard became the 7th new entrant into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

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Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

Former Liverpool midfielder and current coach of Scottish side Rangers, Steven Gerrard has become the latest entrant in the prestigious Premier League’s Hall of Fame. Gerrard becomes the 7th footballer after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard and Dennis Bergkamp following a vote from the public.

Gerrard scored 120 goals and provided a further 92 assists in 504 Premier League appearances for Liverpool over his 16 years at the club. Steven Gerrard has become the first player to enter the list without ever having won the Premier League title in his entire career.

Steven Gerrard became the first player to be inducted to the Premier League Hall of Fame without ever winning the title

Steven Gerrard for Liverpool
Steven Gerrard for Liverpool

The closest he came was finishing as runner-up in three separate campaigns: 2001-02, 2008-09 and 2013-14.  Gerrard enjoyed a prestigious Premier League career at Anfield where he went on to make 504 appearances between his debut in 1998 and when he walked away in 2015.

Gerrard won the Player of the month award award on six separate and made the Team of the season 8 times, over his illustrated 16 year long career at the Merseyside club.

Steven Gerrard is one of only two players to make at least 500 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League era, joining Jamie Carragher, who featured 508 times. 

He is the third former England international to have been inducted so far.  Each inductee receives a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction. 

The league said the Hall of Fame “celebrates the talent and achievements” of those who have featured in the division since its inception in 1992 and that players must have been retired as of August-1, 2020 to be eligible. Only 1 more player remains to be added to the Premier League Hall of Fame in the Batch of 2021, which will be announced later today.

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