Raheem Shaquille sterling MBE (born on December 8, 1994) is an English professional footballer who is an attacking midfielder as well as a winger in the Premier League club Manchester City and for the England nation’s team.
In Jamaica and raised by Jamaican parents Sterling relocated to London when he was five years old. He started his career with Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in the year 2010. He was given his Golden Boy award in 2014. In July of 2015, following an extended dispute regarding a new contract and a new contract, he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer that could be worth PS49 million, the most expensive transfer ever made by the English athlete at the time. He was able to assist Manchester City win back-to-back Premier League titles in the seasons 2017-18 and 2018-19. For the season of 2018-19, he was selected for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year. He also took home the PFA Young Player Award Award and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Sterling made his debut as a senior for England in the month of November in 2012 after earlier being selected with the England youngsters at the under-16 or under-17, as well as under-21 levels. Sterling was selected to England’s teams to play in the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and 2018, as well as in the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020.
|Birthdate||Dec 8th, 1994|
|Length||1.70m (5 7 inches))|
|Team||Manchester City Club Overview|
Early in career
Sterling spent four years playing for local youth club Alpha & Omega before signing for Queens Park Rangers, at age 10, to play player on the wing. Sterling was then sought out by the academies from Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool and Manchester City. However, he was urged by his mother to pick clubs from the area to avoid the gang-based violence in London.
In 2013 in 2013, due to an influence from his mom, Sterling was quoted as declaring that he was “not 100 per cent religious but my belief is strong. When the time is right, I will fully be Christian.” He further stated that he placed his trust in God and regularly prays. He has a daughter, Melody Rose, born in 2012 following a brief romance. The middle name Shaquille originates from his maternal grandmother, who was within America when he was born and decided to be named after Shaquille O’Neal.
On August 8th, 2013 Sterling was detained for assault that was alleged to be commonplace on his former partner, who was model. He was not found guilty in Liverpool Magistrates Court on 20 September, as the complainant could not provide evidence that was consistent. A couple of months prior on the 20th of May, 2013 an accusation of common assault against an unrelated woman was dismissed when a witness refused to show up for the court.
In April of 2015, Sterling appeared in photos by The Sunday Mirror allegedly smoking a shisha pipe and in the same month, by The Sun allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide to enjoy recreational reasons. The manager Brendan Rodgers said, “I don’t think it is something you should be doing, it’s as simple as that…Young players make mistakes. As long as they learn from them, that is what is important.”
In June 2017 after the Grenfell Tower fire in which 71 people perished, Sterling made a “substantial” donation to the victims through the fire.
On the 16th of December, 2017 Sterling was assaulted outside Manchester City’s training grounds by someone who was using his name in a racist way towards the player. A few days later the the 29 year old Karl Anderson, a convicted football thugs was found guilty of the charge of racially-aggravated common assault, as well as sentenced to sixteen months in prison as well as an PS100 fine. The Guardian praised Sterling’s resilience and determination to play just four hours after the incident.
Sterling is sporting the M16 firearm tattooed across his left leg for which he was criticized by groups against violence; however, Sterling claimed the tattoo was of deeper meaning , and it was in reference to his father, who was killed at the age of Sterling was just two years old. There has been criticism about how British tabloids including The Sun, cover and treat Sterling by publishing articles that are considered unjust and racist by the experts like Ian Wright.
Sterling was named one of the top 100 powerful Black Britons, with his inclusion on the annual Powerlist for both 2021 and 2020 editions.
Sterling was named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to race equality in sport.
On November 20, 2021 Sterling created his very own charitable foundation at Ark Elvin Academy, his former school. Its mission is to Raheem Sterling Foundation will ‘educate the next generation of individuals to prepare to face the challenges of tomorrow and accept opportunities for more opportunities for social advancement.’ In a speech at the launch, Sterling said: “My foundation is built on my experiences, successes and the many challenges I overcame, I now want to help young people achieve and be the best they can be.”
The style of the game
Sterling is an attacking midfielder, winger or striker, however it is more enjoyable to play as an natural wingsman. Sterling is praised due to his flexibility as well as his ability to move in a wide position in the middle of the midfield diamond, as well as centrally, allowing for flexibility. The player is known for his speed and lower centre of gravity and dribbling abilities, Sterling has been compared to Alexis Sanchez by his former manager Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers has also praised Sterling for being the potential for a “real threat,” his ability to move with confidence and the maturity. Despite his diminutive size the player has impressive upper-body strength that aids his ability to withstand challenges and also in retaining the ball in his hands.
The former Barcelona midfielder Xavi stated on November 14, 2014, that Sterling is qualified to be a part of his La Liga club, praising his physical and technical skills. In April of 2015, BBC Sport columnist Phil McNulty said in his column that Sterling is “very good with the potential to be outstanding” however, he remains as a “work in progress” due to his inconsistent performance. The columnist also wrote that “He is blessed with natural pace that makes even the best defences and defenders take a step back.”
The year 2012 was the time that Sterling was signed to a partnership agreement with American sporting goods and equipment manufacturer, Nike. He was featured in an ad for the brand new Nike Green Speed II alongside Mario Gotze, Theo Walcott, Eden Hazard, Christian Eriksen and Stephan El Shaarawy in November of 2012. He was in the news again on January 13, 2013 when he was spotted wearing the brand new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX. In May 2021 , he announced that he signed a multi-year agreement together with New Balance, he will wear the Furon V6+ boots.
Sterling Salary & Net Worth Revealed
What is his salary?
On the 14th of July, 2015 the right-winger signed the contract in the English Premier League with Manchester City that nets him a staggering pay in the amount of 8.7 million euros (7.8 Million Pounds) annually. We’ve done the math, which means that he is paid EUR23,770.49 (PS21,274.47) each day, and EUR990.44 (PS886.44) per hour!
|Every the year||EUR8,700,000.00||PS7,565,217|
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Net Worth & Market Value
|Net Worth:||40 Million Euro (35 Million Pound)|
|Market Value:||60 Million Euro (54 Million Pound)|
In 2015, the boy moved to Liverpool in 2015 to Manchester City in 2015 for a staggering sum of 60 million Euros. He currently earns around 990 Euros an hour. The estimated net worth of his current position is around forty million Euro. In 2015, Soccerex assessed him as being the most expensive youth player across Europe with a staggering market value of 60 million Euro.