5 Things You Didn’t Know About Raheem Sterling

Sterling plays as a winger, attacking midfielder or striker, though he is more comfortable as a natural winger. Sterling has been praised for his adaptability and ability to play wide, at the tip of a midfield diamond and centrally, offering flexibility. There are 5 things you didn’t know about Raheem Sterling.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Raheem Sterling

1. Raheem received the Golden Boy award for 2014 from a pan-European panel of sports journalists, recognising him as the best under-21 player playing in Europe.

2. Born in Jamaica, Sterling moved to London at the age of seven and began his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010.

3.  In July 2015, following a lengthy dispute over a new contract, he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth £49 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player.

4. He represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-21 level before being capped at full level by the national side in November 2012, and performed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

5. On 20 October, Sterling scored his first senior competitive goal for Liverpool in the 29th minute in a 1–0 league win against Reading with a strike from the edge of the box.

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