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Raheem Sterling Biography

Raheem Sterling
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Raheem Shaquille Sterling is an English professional footballer who was born on 8 December 1994. He now plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for the club Manchester City, which competes in the Premier League and the England national team. Raheem Sterling has established himself as one of the most accomplished players in English football. Raheem anticipated to become the next sport superstar.

His professional career got off to a good start with Queen’s Park Rangers. Later, in 2010, he made a move to Liverpool. The Golden Boy award was win in the year 2014. Manchester City finally signed a new contract in July 2015 . The deal had a potential value of £49 million. It was the largest transfer price ever been paid for an English player in that era.

Early Years

The close proximity of the attacking midfielder’s family home to Wembley Stadium motivated him to pursue a career in football, and he started his professional career with Queens Park Rangers. At a very early age, he moved from his birthplace and relocated to London with his mother. In addition, when he was just nine years old, he lost his father, who had remained in Jamaica. Nevertheless, he was excellent when playing for the Queens Park Rangers youth squad, and it quickly became apparent that he would be a star for the national team in the future.

Career

Sterling appeared with the England Junior Teams after being selected for the first time by an England senior squad in November 2012. During his time with the Three Lions, Sterling competed in the under-16, under-19, and under-21 age groups. Raheem earned his first win by beating a team called “Notts County F.C.” in the Football Association Youth Cup. After a string of outstanding wins, Raheem was elevated to the Liverpool senior squad and given a starting position.

After making the transfer to Liverpool, Sterling’s career took off like a rocket. In 2010, he became a member of the junior squad, and in 2012, he made his debut with the senior team. He is the third youngest player in Reds history to ever suit up for the team. Despite the ups and downs in his national team performance trajectory, his enormous potential has made him an indispensable member of the squad.

The Setback and The Comeback

Raheem received widespread backlash for his decision to sign with ‘Manchester City’, particularly from his supporters. A good number of them even said that the primary motivation for making this choice was the amount of money that was provided by the club. Moreover, Raheem could not participate after sustaining an injury in a match. He was given the instructions to recuperate before returning to action fully. So, Raheem returned to competition in 2016 and continued to do so in the following year. His return was a significant boon to the club, which helped regain some of its former grandeur. Finally, he received the title of “premier league player of the month” in august 2016. He got an award for the second time in his carrier.