Raheem Shaquille Sterling MBE, born December 8, 1994, professionally known as Raheem Sterling, is an English professional footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder and winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.
|Raheem Shaquille Sterling MBE
|Date of Birth:
|December 8, 1994
|Place of Birth:
|Kingston, Maverley, Jamaica
|State of Origin:
Early Life and Education
Raheem Sterling was raised in Kingston, Jamaica’s Maverley neighborhood, where he was born.
Sterling attributes his distinct running technique to his mother Nadine Clarke, a former member of the Jamaican national athletics team and a competitive athlete.
When he was two years old, his father was killed in Jamaica. He moved to Neasden, London, with his mother when he was five years old.
He went to Copland School in Wembley, north-west London, when he was five.
Sterling attended Vernon House, a specialized school in Neasden, for three years as a result of behavioral issues.
Prior to joining Liverpool in 2010, Sterling started his career with Queens Park Rangers. In 2014, he received the Golden Boy honor.
He was acquired by Manchester City in a deal that might have cost £49 million in July 2015, the largest transfer fee ever paid for an English player at the time, after a protracted dispute over a new contract.
Later, he contributed to Manchester City’s back-to-back Premier League championships in 2017–18 and 2018–19.
Raheem Sterling was selected for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the 2018–19 campaign and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
After being capped by England’s under-16, under-17, under-19, and under-21 junior teams, Sterling made his senior squad debut for England in November 2012.
He was selected for England’s squads for the UEFA European Championships in 2016 and 2020 as well as the FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018.
Raheem Sterling agreed to a five-year deal with Chelsea on July 13, 2022 in exchange for a £47.5 million price.
Raheem Sterling Net Worth
Raheem Sterling is a brilliant footballer who has an estimated net worth of $45 million. He has achieved great success playing at Liverpool, Manchester City and now Chelsea.
Raheem Sterling claimed in 2013 that his mother had a big influence on him “I’m not completely religious, but my faith is strong. I will be a completely devoted Christian when the time is perfect.”
He continued by saying that he believes in God and prays frequently.
Melody Rose, his only child, was born in 2012 following a brief romance. Raheem Sterling is currently dating Paige Milian, a famous British model.
His grandmother, who was then residing in America and intended to name him after Shaquille O’Neal, gave him the middle name Shaquille.
Recognitions and Achievements
Raheem Sterling was included in the annual Powerlist for both the 2020 and 2021 editions, making him one of the 100 most important Black Britons.
In the 2021 Birthday Honours, Sterling was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to racial equality in sports.
At his old school, Ark Elvin Academy, Sterling established his own charity organization in November 2021.
The Raheem Sterling Foundation’s mission is to “inform, empower, and motivate youth to embrace opportunities to achieve greater social mobility and to become better equipped for the future.”
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