Raheem Shaquille Sterling is a teenage football player who currently features for the English and European giants Chelsea. He plays as a winger.
Sterling, born in Kingston, Jamaica, joined Queens Park Rangers’ youth academy in 2003 and seven years later in 2010 joined Liverpool’s youth system. Two years later on March 24, 2012 Sterling made his debut for the Reds’ first team when he came on as a second-half substitute against Wigan Athletic in a Premier League game aged 17 years and 107 days, becoming the second-youngest player ever to play for the club.
Sterling was drafted into Liverpool’s first team for the 2012-13 campaign and impressed with his skills. In 2015, Sterling controversially left Anfield for Manchester City.
At City, Sterling enjoyed a fruitful period of club success, winning the Premier League four times along with five League Cups and an FA Cup, while City were Champions League runners-up. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year as City won the 2018-19 title, while he is a three-time Premier League Player of the Month winner.
Sterling eventually lost favour in City’s starting XI under Pep Guardiola, although he remained a regular at least off the bench. He opted to leave City for Chelsea in 2022.
Sterling was called up for the England national team for their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on September 10, 2012 for his international debut. He has since competed at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups for his country, along with the 2016 and 2020 Euros. During the latter event, with numerous games held on home soil, Sterling scored three goals as England reached the final.