Raheem Sterling is an English football player who plays for Manchester City in the English league and the English national team. He is one of the key players at both club and international levels and has been performing consistently over the years. He has been very instrumental in Manchester City’s success over the years since he joined the club from Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling was born on December 8th, 1994, in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an English footballer of Jamaican descent. His given full name is Raheem Shaquille Sterling. It is said that he was named Shaquille because his parents were great fans of NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal. After moving to England with his family, Sterling attended Copland Community School in Wembley where he played for the school’s football team. He joined the youth team of Queen’s Park Rangers from 2003 to 2010. This time at the club helped shape his football talent and career. He was then transferred to the youth team of Liverpool under then-coach, Rafa Benitez.
After he showed potential through some dazzling displays at various matches for the Liverpool youth team, he was finally promoted to join the first-team squad and was handed the number 31 shirt. After some good displays at Liverpool, Sterling made the controversial decision to switch to join rivals, Manchester City for $50 million. This was a very controversial transfer at the time as the Liverpool fans expected some loyalty from him after bringing him up from the youth ranks. Liverpool fans were also annoyed as he would be playing directly against them since he moved to a club that played in the same league.
At Manchester City, Sterling was given the number 7 shirt and has been wearing that ever since. He is mainly used as a winger and can also play in the attacking midfield position. Since joining Manchester City, he has won lots of silverware with the club. Sterling also came close to winning the UEFA Champions League trophy with Manchester City. However, that did not happen as they lost to premier league rivals, Chelsea.
On the international side, Raheem Sterling has represented England at various international tournaments. He was the top scorer at the Euro 2020 tournament although England lost the final to Italy.
Born on December 8th, 1994, Raheem Sterling is now 27 years old.
- Net worth
Raheem Sterling has been able to build quite a fortune for himself after joining Manchester City where his earning potential increased compared to when he was at Liverpool. The English player currently has an estimated net worth of $46 million. He is estimated to earn around $1.7 million a month from his contract at Manchester City. Raheem Sterling also has a market value of around $90 million.
Sterling had a brand ambassadorial deal with Nike for their limited edition Nike Mercurial Vapor IX. After the deal expired, he was signed by New Balance as their brand ambassador. It is not clear how much he makes from his endorsement deals at the moment.
Raheem Sterling has been seen driving around in various luxurious vehicles ever since his move to Manchester City. He is normally seen driving a Range Rover and is believed to own several versions of the luxury SUV vehicle. The English star has a car collection of more than a dozen vehicles that consist of the following.
- Several Range Rover models
- Bentley GTX 700-4
- Bentley Bentayga
- Mercedes Benz G Class
- Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG
- Audi A7 Sportback
- Audi Q7
- Porsche Cayenne
Raheem Sterling also has several tattoos that cost thousands of dollars. He has an M16 gun tattooed on his leg and this act raised a lot of concerns when the tattoo was revealed to the public during the 2018 world cup. Sterling later explained that his father was shot dead when he was just 2 years old and that, the tattoo of the gun had a much deeper meaning for him. He also explained on his Instagram account that he took shots during football matches with his right foot and that was one of the meanings behind the gun tattoo on his right leg.
Sterling also wears expensive diamond-encrusted earrings.
Raheem Sterling is not married at the moment. However, the player has a fiancé known as Paige Millian and a son known as Thiago. The player also has a daughter from a previous relationship.