Who is Raheem Sterling?

Raheem Sterling is a professional footballer who plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.  He is often considered to be one of the best players in the world. Sterling has been compared to Alexis Sánchez by his former manager Brendan Rodgers. Sterling has been praised for his adaptability and ability to play wide, at the tip of a midfield diamond and centrally, offering flexibility.

Famous For 

  • Raheem Sterling is famous for playing as Winger / Attacking midfielder for his current club Manchester City. 
  • He is also known for his pace, low center of gravity, and dribbling skills. 

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Early Life of Raheem Sterling 

Raheem Sterling was born on 8 December 1994 in the Maverley district of Kingston, Jamaica. His full name is Raheem Shaquille Sterlin. He holds English as well as Jamaican nationality and belongs to Black ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He is a follower of Christianity. His father's name is Phillip Slater and his mother's name is Nadine Sterling who was previously a competitive athlete in the Jamaican national athletics team. He spent his early years at his home town Kingstown.  At the age of five, he emigrated to Neasden, London with his mother and attended Copland School in Wembley, North West London. He has a brother named Kingston Sterling and two sisters named Kimberely and Lakima Sterling. 

Career of Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling began his football career by joining the local youth team Alpha & Omega where he played from 1999 to 2003. Then he joined English club Queens Park Rangers where he played from 2003–2010.  He joined the Premier league Giant club, Liverpool, in 2010 where he played till 2012.  He initially played in the club's Youth Team, making his debut in an Under-18's derby match against Everton. Sterling scored his first goal for Liverpool in a friendly match against Hibernian. On 24 March 2012, Sterling made his senior Liverpool debut as a substitute in a league match against Wigan Athletic. In August 2012, he made his European debut for the club, coming on as a substitute in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Gomel. The following week, Sterling scored his first goal for the senior team with a first-half strike in a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen. On 23 August 2012, he started his first match for Liverpool in a Europa League qualifying match away to Hearts in a 0–1 win. He was given his first start in the league three days later in a 2–2 draw at Anfield to Manchester City. On 14 July 2015, Sterling was transferred to Manchester City for a reported fee of £49 million signing a five-year contract. His debut came on 10 August, starting as City began the season with a 0–3 win away to West Bromwich Albion. Since joining the Club, he has been participating in the European Champions League, Premier League, and another different league from the senior team of Machester City. As of 2020, he is playing to win the 2019/20 season title of the English Premier League. 

Almost 5 years since my first ever game with City shirt.. best memories so far !

Achievement and Awards

1. Liverpool Young Player of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15

2. Golden Boy: 2014

3. PFA Young Player of the Year: 2018–19

4. FWA Footballer of the Year: 2018–19   

Personal Life of Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is a married man. His wife's name is Former JD Sports worker  Paige Milian. Raheem and Paige had first met when they were teenagers but Raheem was linked with other girls at that time.  But Raheem became close to her in 2010 and began dating. After having eight years of off and on the relationship, Sterling finally proposed to Paige in March 2018  and they are reportedly going to marry in 2020. Paige has already given birth to two sons, Thai and Thiago. Sterling has a daughter, Melody Rose, from a previous relationship.

Body Measurement of Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling is a good looking man with athletic build body physique. He stands 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 69Kg. He has a straight sexual orientation. His hair color and eye color are Black.  

Net Worth of Raheem Sterling 

As of 2020, The net worth of Raheem Sterling is estimated to be 40 million Euros and earns a whopping salary of 8.7 Million Euros per year. His primary income sources include salary paid to him by Manchester City. He also earns millions of pounds through endorsement deals.

10 Real Facts of Raheem Sterling

1.  He owns a mansion in Crewe, Chesire, UK. 

2. He owns a number of cars like Bently, Range Rover, Audi, Smart. 

3.  He has a tattoo of an M16 gun on his leg.

4. His father was killed when he was only 2 years old.

5. He was raised up by his mother and grandmother. 

6. Sterling was one of the groups of teenagers that traveled to Switzerland to play Young Boys in a UEFA Europa League group match.

7.  Sterling regularly visits his birth country Jamaica and some members of his family still live there.

8. His favorite dishes are spaghetti bolognese, red pea soup and chicken stew with rice and peas.

9. Raheem is a good friend of Nicki Minaj, Amir Khan, and Mary Queen of Scots.

10.  Raheem’s favorite England player of all-time is Paul Gascoigne.