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Gerrard: My Autobiography

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  1,255 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of his lifelong obsession with football, in an honest and revealing book which captures the extraordinary camaraderie, the soul-destroying tensions and the high-octane thrills of the modern game a ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 2nd 2006 by Bantam Press
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Dane Oram
This book comes under the category "an award winner"

1. I decided to read this book because I am huge Liverpool fan, and I am interested in football autobiographies. I am reading another football book because I find them very easy to read, because I love the sport.

2. A person I found interesting in this book was Steven Gerrard. His desire and determination has crafted him to become one of the all time England greats, and a captain that will never die at Liverpool football club. He is a leader and
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Samar A
Autobiography:

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard is an average boy who had a common love for football as much as I do.
He had to realise from a young age that life doesn't always go as planned, because when his cousin went to support his favourite team Liverpool, he never came back. And it was all the fault of bad building structures. Steven Gerrard didn't have many friends in school except for Michael Owen. While being in school he was very lucky to practise football in Liverpool academy by the sid
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Bookhuw
You know how people say that when you read A Clockwork Orange, the first 100 pages are a real strain to get through? Well, the first 100 pages of Gerrard’s Autobiography are like that. The prose in the entire book is monosyllabic, full of an embarrassing level of romanticising of Liverpool FC and their supporters, and replete with sentences so short as to make Hemingway raise a bushy eyebrow, and it takes a while before you stop grinding your teeth and get used to it. What makes it worse is the ...more
Crazyjamie
Steven Gerrard is one of the most iconic footballers of the current generation. He is very much a player capable of playing a number of roles on the pitch, possessing great tackling and passing ability, a vicious shot, and great athleticism. A local Liverpool lad, he joined the Liverpool FC youth setup at an early age. He rose steadily through the ranks and broke into the Liverpool first team in 1999. He was made captain of the club in 2003 and is also a key player in the England team. Widely re ...more
Ynwa
En tant que fan du Liverpool FC, et bien évidemment de notre Captain Stevie G, je me suis enfin décidée à commander son autobiographie.

J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce livre, notamment car on ressent la détermination de Steven, sa frustration, sa joie ect, aux moments venus. Il n'hésite pas à dire ce qu'il pense, ce que je trouve vraiment intéressant. De plus j'ai aimé découvrir son point de vue personnel et en apprendre plus à son sujet.
J'ai été agréablement surprise.

Cependant j'ai dû arrêter un peu c
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Charlene
This is the type of autobiography you always hope for but rarely find: personal, detailed, captivating, and most of all: brutally honest. The competitive spirit and sheer will that Steven Gerrard evinces in recounting all the highs and lows of his soccer career (dating back to his childhood days in the Liverpool Academy) is amazing. Equally revealing are his personal (i.e., frank and no holds barred) assessments of the various teammates, competitors, referees, managers, and even fans he has been ...more
Lisa
"Ste Gerrard, Gerrard, can pass the ball 40 yards, he's big and he's f**king hard, Ste Gerrard, Gerrard.

Read it.
Abhinay
A must read for any football watcher. The book is both comprehensive and honest, discussing the practical affairs of a footballer's life apart from the passion. Like wages, club jealousy, and most of all management, from a player's perspective. We get to know Stevie G's footballing career until the year 2006, but it is still a relevant read as i type this review in April, 2015. For he is bidding his childhood club goodbye, and we all need to appreciate the character behind this legend from Liver ...more
Andrew Munro
1. I decided to read this book because I am huge football fan. I am reading a football book because I love the sport.

2. A person I found interesting in this book was Steven Gerrard. His desire and determination has great an made him to become one of the all time England greats, and a captain at Liverpool football club. He is a leader and has a winning mentality like no other person on the planet.

3. A quote that I found interesting was. "It's to easy to blame people in football." I found this in
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Sasha Stanley
This book is written by Steven Gerrard, one of the best England soccer players of all time. It starts when he had a possible early end to soccer when he was 9, all the way to the 2007 soccer season. He is a loyal player, sticking to one team for his whole life: Liverpool. He has played for England 100 times, only 5 other player have managed that. This autobiography does not hide anything, it shows all the controversy in soccer, all the things unknown before, everything. This book is not just abo ...more
Yohan Pillai
Steven Gerrard is an English football player who currently plays for Liverpool FC and captains their side. It was really interesting and entertaining to read about such an amazing player. Also, since I play a lot of football myself, it was very inspiring and innovative. For some footballers, it is easy to be successful, but for Gerrard this was not the case.
It was pretty cool to read about his times at school with Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher who are other rather famous football players. Wh
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Farhan Attamimi
Oct 29, 2007 Farhan Attamimi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
This book is an autobiography about a famous football player that plays for liverpool called Steven Gerrard. He is one of the most famous players in the world right now. You don't need to like football to like this book because it tells you about perseverence and many other qualities you need if you want to achieve anything. It tells a lot more about his personal life than you would here in newspapers or websites and tells you why he tries extra hard all the time. The book also tells you about m ...more
Sachin
The personal aspect of footballers such as Steven Gerrard, footballers who maintain a very low profile and keep to the comforts of the interiors, are often lost in details. Steven Gerrard's autobiography is an honest and crisp insight of the life of one of the era's finest players. Filled with memorable events punctuating his career, the book also ventures into his modest childhood days. A must read for fanatics.
Rishabh
Liverpool team captain has written about his experience in football especially spending time with Liverpool. He is well renowned and respected footballer. This book is genre is autobiography and life experience. This book is recommended for Liverpool fans and soccer fans around the globe. He is an outstanding soccer player with natural talent and skills. The age recommendation is between 13-14+.
Anika
I expected to like Gerrard's autobiography. Unlike many others, I always liked him best. Not Becks, no for me it was always Gerrard. Being German, you don't always admit you like an English football player. That's all beside the point. The question why Gerrard wrote his autobigraphy while he was still in the middle of his career is one I can't answer, but I suppose it has to do with money. Or it was because of Istanbul. I don't care. Would I prefer to read one (another one) in about 30 years? De ...more
Harry Park
Through this book, I could know Gerrard's life more deeply. Also, this book displayed the complex emotions, Gerrard had during his most difficult moments. Moreover, I realized how challenging it is to become a leader who is willing to sacrifice everything for the team.
Liam Galanti
This book is an excellent story of Gerrard growing up through to his older years at Liverpoo, it is very interesting and inspiring how Gerrard never gave up in his career to get as far as he could. Great book, wonderful story. Never gets boring.
Max Antonioni
I have been recommended this book by my football friends. Even though Steven Gerrard might not be my favourite player I still have to respect him, and even before starting the book I know that his journey to the Liverpool team will be interesting.
Whilyn
I am all sorts of biased with this book. I spent most of my life idolizing Steven Gerrard and I may just name one of my future kids after him (LOL).
In my heart of hearts, he has a special place.
Denny
I thought it was a pretty good book because I learned about all the process of becoming a successful athlete and all the failures he had to endure to get where he is today. He grew up in a small town and would constantly play soccer and his dream of one day making it pro seemed to be out of reach. Gerrard was able to move and his goal of becoming a pro was becoming more realistic because of the exposure he had gotten. Eventually he would start to get noticed and he made his way onto a profession ...more
sam
Shameful but true fact: I bought the book in the evening, then was up from 12-6 reading it, with about an hour of trying-to-sleep time in between. Why does a book with suspect grammar and too many uses of the phrase "top man" make a good enough read to keep me going on past the edge of exhaustion? I don't know the answer to that! In any case, an altogether honest and charming autobiography, very Stevie in all aspects.

A tip: while at the bookstore or library, it might be tough trying to withstan
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Damon Fung
this book inspires me to become something great as gerrard is one of the greatest footballers to ever play the beautiful game. He has this 'never give up' mentality, with some examples like the West Ham game (FA cup 2006) and the AC Milan game (Champions League 2005); both were 3-3 and the winner was liverpool through penalties. His leadership and determination almost makes me want to become a football player myself. Although the book contains a fair amount of bad words, I could cope with it, ho ...more
Б.Батчимэг Батчимэг
since i read this book, i respect him..i approval his team
JT
Sep 20, 2007 JT rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Liverpool FC Fans, Premier League Fans
I bought this last year from Amazon UK when it first came out, but didn't read it after we loss in the finals to AC Milan. Now that the season has started again, I have picked up Stevie G's autobiography.

Let's be honest it's an easy read, but still interesting nonetheless. The captain of Liverpool FC speaks about the ups and downs of leading one of the most famous clubs in the world. Winning the 2005 European Championship to the tragic loss of his cousin at Hillsborough (where 96 other fans di
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Lisa
It's Steven Gerrard, ladies and gentlemen.
Aidan Michael
I learnt about Gerrard's story since 1998 until 2007 all the wins and losses.
Azyan
How do i read this one im new to this app
Tamuno-opubo Cookey-gam
So captivating, you would feel like a team-mate.
Leo
This man is a football legend.
Nishan Poudyal
Ok read.Nothing special.His story doesnt seem to progress smoothly.Some chapters are intresting though
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