The England captain who received the award from Sir Bobby Charlton at a ceremony in Burton has however joined the likes of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who have won the award twice.
Reacting to the honour; Gerrard said, "It means a lot to me when you look at the quality and standard of players in this squad. For me to be picked out to win an individual award is a bonus and something I'm really delighted with.
"It's always a proud feeling to play for this team and the manager believing in me and giving me the captaincy was a huge lift for my personal confidence. I think I've shown a level of consistency that maybe I haven't shown in previous years, so it's been a good year."
Source: BBC Sports