21 Facts About Anthony Gerrard


Anthony Gerrard was born on 6 February 1986 and is a former professional footballer who played as a centre back.


Anthony Gerrard began his career at the Everton Academy but failed to break into their senior side.


Anthony Gerrard made an impressive display at Accrington Stanley and was keen on extending his loan spell for another month.


Anthony Gerrard made a name for himself and impressed there, as he went on to make eight appearances.


Weeks after being released by Everton, Anthony Gerrard signed for Walsall alongside Everton youth teammate Danny Fox.


However, under new manager Richard Money, Anthony Gerrard was part of the team which won the following season's League Two title in 2007.


Once again, Anthony Gerrard was voted for the Player of the Year award.


Anthony Gerrard started two pre-season matches against Celtic and AFC Bournemouth before receiving a concussion within four minutes against Bournemouth.


Anthony Gerrard returned to Cardiff City starting line up on the opening day of the season.


The 2012 League Cup Final marked the first time Anthony Gerrard played against his cousin Steven Anthony Gerrard in a competitive football match.


Four years on, Anthony Gerrard said missing the penalty in the League Cup final still haunted him.


On 7 August 2012, Anthony Gerrard signed a three-year contract at newly promoted Championship club Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.


Anthony Gerrard fell out of favour under the management to Chris Powell, as well as, his own injury concern.


Anthony Gerrard spoke out a permanent move to Oldham Athletic, citing the club's supporters and first team opportunities.


Anthony Gerrard revealed to the press that having received no offers over the close season, he was playing for free at Shrewsbury in a bid to get his professional football career going again.


Anthony Gerrard immediately established himself in the first team at Oldham Athletic, playing in the central defence position and helped the club retain their League One status ahead of the new season by helping the club avoid relegation.


However, Anthony Gerrard declined the offer and became a free agent.


Anthony Gerrard represented the Republic of Ireland's under-18 team earlier in his career.


Anthony Gerrard is a cousin of former England captain Steven Anthony Gerrard.


Anthony Gerrard is a cousin of Jon-Paul Gilhooley, who was the youngest of the 97 victims of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989.


Anthony Gerrard is good friends with Danny Fox, having played together at Walsall and Everton.