Raheem Sterling, who was born in Jamaica, emigrated to England with his mom when he was five. He began to be interested in football and serious about it when he attend school in England.
He then began playing football for two hours a day in school when he was 10. His talent got him enrolled in Alpha and Omega Youth Football Club, but eventually scouted by Queens Park Rangers Academy.
While he was at Queens Park Ranger Academy, European clubs have been eyeing to scout him. Bigger club like Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City ready to accept him.
In 2010, when he was 16, he decided to join Liverpool and for a year, he played for Liverpool’s youth team. He made his professional debut with Liverpool when he was 17 in a match against Gomel.
After spending some time with Liverpool and getting many awards, he eventually refused to sign a new contract with Liverpool and in 2015, he transferred to Manchester City on a five year contract.
In 2018, he signed three additional year contracts with Manchester City and until 2022, he was staying with Manchester City before a transfer to Chelsea.
His international career is also as bright as his career at his club. He was representing England in the U-17 World Cup that was held in 2011.
Raheem Sterling made his official international debut in 2012 at the friendly matches against Sweden. He also represented England at the 2016 Euro qualifiers and at the 2018 World Cup.
- Real Name: Raheem Shaquille Sterling
- Stage Name: Raheem Sterling
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Whizzkid
- Birthday: December 8, 1994
- Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: Jamaican
- Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
- Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
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- Profession: Professional Footballer
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- Position: Winger
Chelsea (2022 – );
Manchester City (2015 – 2022);
Liverpool (2012 – 2015)
- Parents: Robert Rashford (Father), Nadine Sterling (Mother)
- Siblings: Kingston Sterling (Brother), Kimberley Sterling (Sister), Lakima Sterling (Older Step Sister)
Paige Milian (2015 – );
Melisa Clark (2012 – 2015);
Paige Milian ( young – 2012);
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- Twitter: @sterling7
- Instagram: @sterling7
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- He stayed in Jamaica until he was five and emigrated to England because his mom thought she could get a better opportunity in England.
- His father was murdered in Jamaica and he only lived with his mother in England.
- When his mom was working, he stayed at his relative’s place and they couldn’t afford to buy a football, and he kicked a juice carton instead of a ball.
- He had a daughter from his relationship with Melisa Clark named Melody Rose, who was born in 2012.
- From his relationship with Paige Millian, he had a son named Thiago, who was born in 2017.
- He got caught in affairs controversy as he said to some woman that his relationship with his girlfriend is nothing serious.
- He has a tattoo as a tribute to his mom for bringing him through his troubled childhood and raising him all by herself.
- He was the second youngest Liverpool player to ever score in a competitive game.
- He was arrested in 2013 for alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, which he later found guilty of because the accuser had given inconsistent statements.
- He also caught smoking from a shisha pipe and allegedly inhale nitrous oxide for recreational purposes.
- He often found turn-up on training with a new car every day of the week with a scheduled rotation.
- He also makes charity and donations such as to the Grenfell Tower victims.
- Else from his girlfriend, he was caught going on vacation with another woman but never given a statement about his ideal type of woman.
- His net worth is around $42 million.
“If you don’t score, what happens? You sulk on the bus the whole way back.”
“I had a rough year, my first year at Man City, a big club for a big transfer fee. There was a lot of talk, a lot of pressure, and I didn’t think I was being spoken about in a fair manner.”
“I’ve learned how to deal with pressure more. I’m still trying to achieve more in my game and add more to it. I feel like I’m still learning every day, and I want to keep on improving.”
“I’m a person, when something’s not going right, I’m looking at myself and seeing how I can improve and what I can do better.”
“When it rains, nobody hides inside. You just go out and enjoy it. The other thing I remember is begging my grandmother for money to go and get a grapenut ice cream.”
“If you grew up the same way I grew up, don’t listen to what certain tabloids want to tell you. They just want to steal your joy. They just want to pull you down.”
“I don’t want to be perceived as the money-grabbing 20-year-old; I just want to be perceived as the kid who loves to play football.”
“Something good happens or something bad, I think, ‘What can I do better? What didn’t I do this year?”
“As a young boy – I was 20-21, around that age – I didn’t think I was being treated right. It can affect anyone, not just me. It was about how I bounced back, how I had to think and sit down and try to move on. Not let that defeat me.”
“Goals can help lift me to be one of the best two or three in the world, most definitely. You score the goal that wins the football match five, six, seven times a season: you are one of the best in the world. And that’s what I need to do. I need to keep being consistent.”
“There’s a perception in certain parts of the media that I love ‘bling.’ I love diamonds. I love to show off. I really don’t understand where that comes from.”
“England is still a place where a naughty boy who comes from nothing can live his dream.”
“I’m sorry to say it, but we have to be more arrogant and more streetwise because we are coming up against some great teams who have that streetwise mentality. They bring their play into it: you do what you have to do to win a game. Simple as that. Be streetwise and clever.”
His immerse talent has brought him to become one of the best players who been eyeing by big clubs since he was a kid.