25th November 2019

Raheem has been included in the elite circle of Britain’s sporting icons for 2019 after being nominated for the illustrious BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Since the decorated award’s foundations, dating back to 1954, the nation has celebrated their heroes’ achievements from the year, voting on their standout performer.

Raheem has been showered with praise from the public for his influential role in Manchester City winning their second consecutive Premier League title – forming part of lifting the domestic quadruple including the Community Shield, FA Cup and League Cup.

Raheem’s array of recent individual accolades includes becoming the Football Writers Player of the Year, the BEDSA Sportsman of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year as well as an inclusion in the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season.

Off the pitch, Raheem’s remarkable maturity continues to grow. The 24-year-old has combated racism in leading the Football Black List for 2019 as well as generously purchasing 550 FA Cup semi-final tickets for children studying at his old school.

Previous footballers to have won the honour include Bobby Moore, Paul Gascoigne, Michael Owen, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs.

The awards ceremony in Aberdeen will be broadcasted live by the BBC on Sunday 15th December.