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But now Gerrard topped a survey of the 20 most overrated footballers in history, which also features several iconic players.
Ace Football conducted the multiple-choice survey with 6,121 football fans across Europe, with Gerrard taking home 23.5 per cent of the vote.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba came second with 22 per cent of the vote, while legendary Brazilian Pele finished third with 20 per cent.
Argentine icon Diego Maradona and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe finished fourth and fifth respectively with 18 per cent and 19 per cent of the vote.
Posted below are the 20 most overrated footballers of all time, according to fans.
20. Frenkie de Jong (five per cent)
19. Ledley King (five per cent)
18. Robin van Persie (six per cent)
17. Paul Scholes (6.5 per cent)
16. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (seven per cent)
15. Alexandre Pato (7.5 per cent)
14. Edin Dzeko (eight per cent)
13. George Best (nine per cent)
12. Jordan Henderson (10 per cent)
11. Virgil van Dijk (11 per cent)
10. Lionel Messi (13 per cent)
9. Cristiano Ronaldo (14 per cent)
8. David Beckham (15 per cent)
7. Mohamed Salah (15.5 per cent)
6. Ryan Giggs (16 per cent)
5. Diego Maradona (18 per cent)
4. Kylian Mbappe (19 per cent)
3. Pele (20 per cent)
2. Paul Pogba (22 per cent)
1. Steven Gerrard (23.5 per cent)
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