Raheem Sterling is a soccer player who began playing in the youth team of Queens Park Rangers. He became famous after moving to Liverpool, and today he plays for the English club, Manchester City, and England as an attacking midfielder or winger. Here you will find interesting facts about the young footballer.
Raheem Sterling Biography, Age
The attacking midfielder was born Raheem Shaquille Sterling on 8 December 1994 in the Jamaican city of Kingston. Although he grew up partly in his home country, he moved to England with his mother at the age of five.
His father, who was never present in the player’s early life, was murdered before Raheem was 10 years old. It was therefore his mother who raised him alone with a little help from relatives. He began his education at the Ark Elvin Academy before he decided to play football to the fullest.
Raheem Sterling has three siblings – a brother and two sisters. His brother is named Kingston Sterling, while his sisters are Kimberley Sterling and Lakima Sterling.
Club Football Career
As already mentioned, the English player began his football career in 2003 with the Queens Park Rangers. He stayed there until he joined Liverpool in 2010, with whom he would achieve fame. In 2012, Sterling began his senior international career with the club, scoring 18 goals after 95 caps before deciding to move to Manchester City.
Although the deal was one of the most expensive at the time, it was not well received by Brendan Rodgers, who gave Sterling his first chance in the squad, nor by Anfield fans who felt betrayed.
His first game with Manchester was against West Bromwich Albion, and City ended up winning the game. He continued to have a good playing time with the club and by the end of the 2017/2018 season, he had already played 97 games with 31 goals. The fast player has won the English Premier League title and the Football League Cup with City.
National Football Career
As for his candidacy for the English team, he pointed out in good time that he will definitely play for Jamaica if Jamaica demands him. Again, nothing has been said about this, as he now wears the colors of England in national matches.
Between 2009 and 2013 he played for the country’s U-16, U-17, U-19, and U-21 teams. In 2012, he received a call to play for the senior national team, which earned him the honor of representing England at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Prior to his appointment to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Sterling had already played 37 matches for the country and scored two goals. He played in 6 games in the tournament and provided an assist.
Girlfriend and Kids – Is He Gay?
You have probably come across people who suspect that the player from Manchester is gay. The truth is that such allegations have no basis because Raheem Sterling is not gay. He has had more than one relationship with women in the past.
His longtime girlfriend is Paige Milian. They have been together for a very long time, and together they have a son, Thiago Sterling, born in 2017. Before he had his son, Sterling also had a daughter, Melody Rose Sterling, who was born in 2012 by his ex, Melissa Clark. Right now, these two are the only children he has.
Although he has been with Milian for a long time, it was only just before his departure to begin preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that the young English player Paige Milian proposed marriage to him and she agreed to become his wife.
In this context, it is also important to point out that he has not been with just one woman in his life, because even when he was with his fiancée, he was also with other women, but somehow he always found his way back to Paige Milian. It has been reported that he paid a prostitute for sex in 2017. The news came out after the soccer player had a fight with the hooker, who was described only as a Kim Kardashian lookalike because of the payment after sex.
Weight and Height
One thing that football lovers would agree with is that Sterling is ahead in terms of speed, agility, dexterity, and general stamina. That’s why he’s very important to both England and City.
Nevertheless, he may not be the biggest man on the field, although he is always one of the best. He stands at a height of 1.70 m (5 feet) and a weight of 69 kg (152 lbs).
It is always nice to watch how people from the lowest strata of society rise in life through hard work and perseverance. This sums up the story of Sterling, who was raised by a single mother and now has an estimated net worth of £36 million.
He now owns a number of villas and cars and was able to buy his elder sister a house during her 27th birthday while at the same time providing for his family, including his friends and relatives from Jamaica.