that he never is a top contender for World Player of the Year award which SHOULD further lead us to reconsider the credibility of FIFA when it comes to choosing players for these awards.
One thing is for sure that the only reason why Gerrard has not won the Player Of The Year award (at least twice in my opinion) is, Liverpool. Liverpool has held his career back in my opinion, he could have easily moved onto the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and others to further advance his case as one of the best players on the planet, but he did not and hence rarely got considered for any award.
His situation can be compared to Totti. The only reason why Totti will not be mentioned in the same breath as Ronaldinho, Figo or Gerrard is because Totti chose to stay at Roma and won nothing worthwhile all his career at that club.
Height: 6ft 1 inch
Preferred foot: Right but is extremely good with his left also.
- Long shots
- Sense of a football field
Well, the guy does not really have a weakness when it comes to attacking plays but since we are comparing him to Gerrard then:
- Defending(of all sorts)
Kaka is a complete attacking midfielder unlike Gerrard who is a complete midfield player. Anything Kaka can do, Gerrard CAN do (not saying Gerrard will do, just saying that Gerrard has the potential to do anything that Kaka can do) but Kaka cannot do what Gerrard can do (eg. defend like a defender and attack like a attacker). Gerrard is a box to box midfield player while Kaka plays just behind the striker role.
Kaka does have the advantage of beating players one on one and is a better dribbler than Gerrard but with the qualities Gerrard has, I do not think he needs to beat people to show that he can be compared to the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho or even Messi.
Though kaka is a better attacking player but Gerrard gives you alot more options both in the attacking half as well as the defending half of the field. Not to mention, Gerrards quality of inspiring his teammates to perform when under pressure or when the chips are down. Kaka can also do that but not to the level of Gerrard.
So what does this mean for me? This means that I would gladly exchange Kaka for Gerrard plus some cash but ofcourse the ideal situation would be to have them both on your side.
What do you guys think? Who is better? Have I missed any attribute of both of these players? I want to know your thoughts on this, so talk to me. HALA MADRID!!!