Raheem Shaquille Sterling, born 8 December 1994, is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team as a winger and attacking midfielder.
Sterling, who was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, went to London when he was five years old. He started his career at Queens Park Rangers before joining Liverpool in 2010. In 2014, he received the Golden Boy award. Following a protracted contract dispute, he was signed by Manchester City in a deal costing up to £49 million, the largest transfer price ever paid for an English player at the time. He then helped Manchester City win back-to-back Premier League championships in 2017–18 and 2018–19.
Raheem Sterling Bio/Wiki
Raheem Shaquille Sterling
27 years (as in 2022)
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign
Date of Birth
December 8, 1994
Crewe, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reading, Listening to music
Paige Milian with Raheem Sterling
Marital Status, Wife and Children
Ark Elvin Academy
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Race / Ethnicity
Arrested for assaulting girlfriend, later proven innocent.
Raheem Shaquille Sterling was born on December 8, 1994. He is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team as a winger and offensive midfielder.
Sterling, who was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents, went to London when he was five years old. He started his career at Queens Park Rangers before joining Liverpool in 2010. In 2014, he received the Golden Boy award.
Sterling was described in 2013 as claiming he was influenced by his mother “I am not completely religious, but my faith is strong. When the time comes, I will totally embrace Christianity.” He also stated that he believes in God and prays on a daily basis. Melody Rose, his daughter from a previous relationship, was born in 2012.
Shaquille gets his middle name from his grandmother, who was living in America at the time and wanted to name him after Shaquille O’Neal. Sterling was arrested on August 8, 2013, for an alleged common assault on his former girlfriend, a model. On September 20, he was found not guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court after the complainant was unable to provide consistent evidence.
A few months earlier, on 20 May 2013, a case of common assault against another lady was withdrawn after a witness failed to appear in court. Sterling was purportedly captured by the Sunday Mirror using a shisha pipe and by The Sun breathing nitrous gas for recreational purposes in April 2015.
Brendan Rodgers, the manager, stated, “It’s as simple as that: I don’t think it’s something you should be doing… Young players make errors. That is all that matters as long as they learn from them.” Sterling made a “significant” gift to individuals affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017, which killed 71 people.
Sterling was attacked outside Manchester City’s training field on December 16, 2017 by a guy who yelled racist remarks at him. Karl Anderson, a 29-year-old convicted football hooligan, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault four days later and was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail and a £100 fine.
The Guardian complimented Sterling’s fortitude and bravery in opting to play barely four hours later. Sterling had an M16 weapon tattooed on his thigh, which drew condemnation from anti-violence organizations; in response, Sterling stated that the tattoo had a deeper significance and alluded to his father, who died when Sterling was two years old.
The way the British tabloid media, such as The Sun, cover and portray Sterling has been criticized, with pieces judged unfair and racist by analysts like Ian Wright. Sterling was selected one of the 100 most influential Black Britons in both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the annual Powerlist.
Raheem Sterling was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honors for her contributions to racial equality in sports. He established his own philanthropic foundation at his previous school, Ark Elvin Academy, in November 2021.
The Raheem Sterling Foundation’s mission is to “inform, empower, and encourage young people to be better equipped for the future and to embrace chances for greater social mobility.” “My foundation is founded on my experiences, triumphs, and the numerous hurdles I overcame,” Sterling said during the launch. “I now want to assist young people succeed and be the best they can be.”
Raheem Sterling Net Worth
Raheem Sterling is one of the richest English footballers. He has been around for a really long time now. Experience, as we know, is priceless. Thus, Raheem enjoys a high market value of about 85 Million Euros. His 2015 transfer from Liverpool to Manchester City took place at a transfer fee of about 49 Million Euros then. This fetches him an annual salary of about 18 Million Euros. Currently, Raheem’s net worth is estimated to be nearly 42 Million Euros.
Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)
42 Million Euros
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)
40 Million Euros
18 Million Euros
1.5 Million Euros
85 Million Euros
Raheem owns an Audi Q7, another Audi, Range Rover, and a Bentley.
Raheem Sterling in his Bentley
Professional Football and Brand Endorsements
Sterling played four years with local junior team Alpha & Omega before signing as a winger for Queens Park Rangers at the age of ten. Sterling was later scouted by Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, and Manchester City academies. His mother, on the other hand, advised him not to frequent local clubs in order to avoid London’s nasty gang culture.
Sterling was recruited by Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers’ academy in February 2010 by then academy director Frank McParland and Rafael Bentez for an initial sum of £450,000, with the option of increasing to £2 million depending on how many first-team appearances he made.
He began his career with the club’s youth squad, making his debut in an Under-18s rivalry against Everton. Sterling scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 2–2 draw against Hibernian in a friendly match. His debut Premier Academy League encounter was a 2–2 draw against Aston Villa, with his first win following a week later at home against Bristol City.
Sterling made his senior Liverpool debut as a substitute in a league match against Wigan Athletic on March 24, 2012, at the age of 17 years and 107 days, becoming the club’s third-youngest player. He appeared twice more as a substitute for the remainder of the season.
He made his European debut for the club in August 2012, when he came in as a substitute in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Gomel, replacing Joe Cole in a 1–0 away win.
Sterling scored his first goal for the senior squad the following week in a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen. On August 23, 2012, he made his Liverpool debut in a 1–0 win against Hearts in a Europa League qualifying match. Three days later, he made his league debut in a 2–2 tie against Manchester City at Anfield.
Raheem Sterling playing for Liverpool
Sterling was among a group of adolescents that traveled to Switzerland on September 19 to play Young Boys in a UEFA Europa League group match. He came in in the second half to replace Stewart Downing as Liverpool triumphed 5–3.
Sterling scored his first senior competitive goal for Liverpool in the 29th minute of a 1–0 league win over Reading on 20 October with a shot from the outside of the box. As a result, he became Liverpool’s second-youngest player to score in a competitive match, trailing only Michael Owen.
Sterling signed a contract extension with Liverpool on December 21, 2012, pledging his future to the club.
On 2 January 2013, he scored his second league goal for the club, starting the scoring in a 3–0 win over Sunderland with a lob over goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Sterling scored his first goal of the 2013–14 season against Notts County in a 4–2 League Cup triumph on August 27, 2013. Raheem Sterling scored his first Premier League goal of the season for Liverpool in a 5–1 win over Norwich City on December 4. In December, he scored two more goals in victories over Tottenham Hotspur (5–0) and Cardiff City (3–1).
He scored twice in a 5–1 triumph over Arsenal at Anfield on February 8, 2014. On April 13, he scored Liverpool’s first goal in a 3–2 victory over Manchester City. A week later, he scored two goals and set up another as Liverpool defeated Norwich City 3–2 at Carrow Road.
Sterling was chosen one of six players on the PFA Young Player of the Year shortlist on April 18, 2014. In April, he was voted Liverpool Chartered Player of the Month. He was selected Liverpool’s Young Player of the Year at the end of the season.
Sterling scored in Liverpool’s opening match of the 2014–15 season, a 2–1 win over Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014.
Raheem Sterling was chosen man of the match after scoring the first goal in a 3–0 league triumph over Tottenham at White Hart Lane on August 31. Sterling was awarded the August Liverpool Player of the Month.
Raheem made his UEFA Champions League debut against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield on September 16. He made his 100th appearance for Liverpool in a match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on December 14, 2014. Sterling scored twice in a 3–1 League Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth at Dean Court on December 17.
He was selected the 2014 Golden Boy award winner on December 20. Sterling was officially excused from Liverpool’s FA Cup match against AFC Wimbledon in January 2015, with manager Brendan Rodgers attempting to keep the player fresh. He spent his vacation time in Jamaica.
Raheem Sterling scored a fantastic solo goal against Chelsea in a 1–1 draw in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final at Anfield on 20 January 2015, getting past Nemanja Mati and Gary Cahill before beating Thibaut Courtois.
Raheem Sterling scored the first goal in a 2–0 win over West Ham United on January 31. He has two years remaining on his £35,000-per-week deal and stated that he would not discuss a new contract until the end of the season.
Liverpool allegedly rejected a £30 million deal from Manchester City on June 11. One week later, they allegedly rejected a second proposal for £40 million from City, with Liverpool valuing Sterling at £50 million. Sterling reportedly begged to be pulled out of Liverpool’s preseason vacation to Asia and missed two days of training due to sickness, prompting severe criticism from former Liverpool players such as Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, and Graeme Souness.
On July 12, 2015, a contract for his transfer to Manchester City was completed for an initial £44 million, with a further possible £5 million in add-ons, subject to personal conditions and a physical, making him the most expensive English footballer of all time. Sterling officially joined Manchester City on July 14, signing a five-year contract.
Raheem Sterling in Manchester City Jersey
On 10 August, he made his debut as City opened the season with a 3–0 triumph away to West Bromwich Albion. Sterling scored his first competitive goal for Manchester City in a 2–0 win over Watford at the City of Manchester Stadium nineteen days later. On October 17, Sterling scored his first professional hat-trick as City defeated Bournemouth 5–1.
Sterling scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in a 3–1 triumph over Sevilla on November 3. On December 8, he scored twice in the closing ten minutes of City’s final group stage match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He converted a 2–1 deficit into a 4–2 victory and ensured City surpassed Juventus in the final group rankings.
He suffered a groin injury in a 1–0 loss to rivals Manchester United on March 20, 2016, and was declared out for eight weeks. Sterling was later dropped from the starting lineup.
Sterling played regularly for Manchester City during the 2016–17 season under Pep Guardiola. He was named Premier League Player of the Month for August 2016 after scoring two goals and assisting one in three games. Sterling scored the first goal before setting up Sergio Agüero’s goal in a 5–3 Champions League home triumph over Monaco on February 21, 2017.
Sterling scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time against AFC Bournemouth on August 26, 2017. Mike Dean gave him a second yellow card as he celebrated with traveling fans who had surged onto the pitch. Sterling scored a 96th-minute winner against Southampton in a 2–1 home win on November 29, 2017.
On 22 April 2018, he scored his eighteenth and last league goal of the season in a 5–0 win over Swansea City, his most ever at this time in his career.
Sterling returned to Manchester City’s starting lineup immediately after England’s World Cup campaign. Sterling scored the first goal in Manchester City’s 2–0 away win over Arsenal on August 12, 2018, less than a month after starting in England’s 2–0 loss to Belgium in the third place play-off.
Raheem Sterling’s score was his 50th Premier League goal. Sterling scored twice and assisted twice in a 6–1 home win over Southampton on November 4, 2018, marking his 50th goal for Manchester City in all competitions.
He signed a three-year agreement with City in November 2018, keeping him at the club until 2023. Sterling claimed in December 2018 that the media’s portrayal of young black footballers tended to “feed prejudice.” The remarks came after Sterling was allegedly exposed to racial abuse during City’s 2–0 loss at Chelsea.
He opened 2019 with a 2–1 victory over Liverpool, in which he assisted Leroy Sané’s game-winning goal.
On January 6, 2019, he scored one goal and assisted on another in a 7–0 triumph over Rotherham, advancing them to the fourth round. He scored a goal in City’s 3–0 triumph over Huddersfield Town on January 20, 2019.
On 3 February 2019, he assisted on two of Sergio Agüero’s goals as City defeated Arsenal 3–1, moving City two points behind Liverpool. On February 10, 2019, he scored two goals as Manchester City defeated Chelsea 6–0 at the Etihad Stadium.
In March, he scored a hat-trick for the first time since 2015 in 13 minutes — the season’s quickest hat-trick – to secure a 3–1 victory over Watford.
He scored again in the return leg of Man City’s Champions League match against Schalke, helping the team to a 7–0 (10–2) victory and equaling the record for the greatest winning margin in the competition’s knockout round. Sterling scored twice as Manchester City defeated Watford 6–0 in the 2019 FA Cup Final on May 18, 2019, to complete a domestic triple.
He was selected to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2018–19, as well as PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Sterling scored the first goal in the 2019 FA Community Shield against Liverpool on 4 August, resulting in a 1–1 tie; Manchester City won the trophy 5–4 on penalties. Sterling scored a second-half hat-trick – his third of the calendar year – in Manchester City’s opening game of the 2019–20 Premier League. It was in a 5–0 away triumph over West Ham, which took them top of the table on goal difference after one game.
Sterling scored his first UEFA Champions League hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Atalanta in the group stages of the 2019–20 season on October 22, 2019. Raheem Sterling was asked if he would like to play for Real Madrid in a February 2020 interview with Diario AS.
He got his third hat-trick of the season in a 5–0 away thumping of Brighton on July 11, 2020. He added three more goals in the final three league games of the season, bringing his season total to 20, his greatest ever in the Premier League.
Raheem scored the first goal in a 2–1 home victory over Real Madrid on August 7, 2020, putting them out of the Champions League in the Round of 16. It was his 100th goal for City in all competitions, making him the first Englishman to do it since Dennis Tueart in 1995.
Sterling scored his 100th goal for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola in all competitions on 7 February 2021, in a 4–1 away win over his previous side Liverpool. He appeared in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final, which Manchester City lost 1–0 to Chelsea on May 29.
Raheem Sterling playing for Manchester City
Sterling scored his 100th Premier League goal, a penalty, as the lone goal in a 1–0 home win over Wolves on December 11, 2021. Raheem Sterling was later named Premier League Player of the Month for December 2021.
Sterling’s international career paralleled the implementation of the “home nations agreement.” It wasn’t until September 2009 that FIFA agreed to the English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Football Associations’ bids to revise the agreement.
This allowed players schooled in their country for five years or more to become eligible for their national team. Sterling made his England under-16 debut in a match against Northern Ireland in November 2009.
Sterling was chosen to represent England at the 2011 U-17 World Cup. At England’s opening 2–0 triumph over Rwanda in Pachuca, he scored a long-range goal.
He also scored against Argentina in the second round, which England won on penalties 4–2. Sterling was called up to the senior England squad for the first time on September 10, 2012, for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine, where he was an unused replacement.
He was called up to the England under-21 team for the first time in early October, and made his debut as a substitute against Serbia on October 16. On 13 August 2013, he scored his first goal for England U21 in a 6–0 triumph over Scotland.
Sterling made his senior England debut on November 14, 2012, starting in a friendly against Sweden. Raheem Sterling got his second cap and was awarded man of the match as England defeated Denmark 1–0 in a friendly match at Wembley Stadium on March 5, 2014.
He was chosen to England’s 23-man team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on May 12, 2014.
On his fourth cap, Sterling slipped into Antonio Valencia, who retaliated by grabbing Sterling’s neck in a pre-tournament friendly against Ecuador in Miami on June 4; both earned red cards for their actions. Valencia later apologized for his outburst. Sterling started England’s first group encounter, a 2–1 loss to Italy in Manaus, on June 14, and was recognised as the team’s best player.
Raheem Sterling scored his first senior goal for England in a 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2015. Sterling scored his second goal of the qualifying campaign in a 2–0 victory over Estonia on October 9, 2015, by which time the squad had already qualified. He was one of the final 23 participants picked for the competition.
He was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sterling scored twice in a UEFA Nations League group game against Spain on 15 October 2018, snapping a 27-game goal drought for England. England eventually won the match 3–2.
Sterling scored his first hat-trick for England in a 5–0 triumph over the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier on March 22, 2019.
Sterling scored twice in a 6–0 win over Bulgaria in October 2019. Sterling’s first goal of the game tied him with Eric Brook and Francis Lee for the most England goals scored by a Manchester City player (10). Sterling’s second goal in the game gave him the single record in this category.
Raheem Sterling was dismissed from the England team in November 2019 after fighting with international teammate but club rival Joe Gomez. Sterling scored the only goal in England’s UEFA Euro 2020 campaign opener against Croatia on June 13, 2021. On June 22, he also scored the only goal in England’s 1–0 triumph over the Czech Republic, helping the team finish first in Group D.
Raheem Sterling playing for England
In the round of 16, he scored the first goal against Germany on June 29. England won the match 2–0 and advanced to the quarterfinals. Sterling won a penalty in extra time during England’s semi-final match against Denmark on July 7, when the score was 1–1.
Dietmar Hamann, an ex-Liverpool/Manchester City player, and others accused him of diving in this event. The penalty was saved, but Harry Kane scored on the rebound.
Raheem Sterling was born on Dec. 8, 1994. He is currently 27 years old and plays as a Wide Man for Manchester City in England. His overall rating in FIFA 22 is 87 with a potential of 87. Sterling has got a 4-star skill moves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Sterling’s height is 170 cm and his weight is estimated at 69 kg according to our database. Currently, Raheem Sterling is playing with numbers 10 and 7. His best stats are:
Att. Position: 91
Raheem Sterling FIFA 22 Stats
Facts about Raheem Sterling
Raheem was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Liverpool was his big break.
His European Debut was in 2012.
Sterling was arrested in 2013.
He was arrested for alleged common assault of his girlfriend. Later, he was found not guilty at the Liverpool Court in September.
Raheem won the Golden Boy Award in 2014.
Sterling had a contract dispute with Liverpool in 2015.
Sterling had a record-breaking transfer in 2015.
He won the Young Player of the Year in the 2018-2019 season.
Sterling was a staple in the England Youth Teams.
Sterling got a massive tattoo of an M16 rifle on his leg – something that divided the viewers.
How much is Raheem Sterling’s salary? Raheem earns about 18 Million Euros per annum.
Who is Raheem Sterling’s brother? Raheem’s brother is Kingston Sterling.
How tall is Raheem Sterling? He is 1.7 meters tall.
For which club does Raheem Sterling play? Raheem Sterling plays for Manchester City in the Premier League.