This Is No. 7

7
  • Current Team

    Manchester City

  • Position

    Forward

  • Age

    24

  • Nationality

    English

  • Contract Until

    30.06.2023

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling

One of the most influential players in modern football, Raheem is currently operating at the peak of his powers on and off the pitch.

In 2018/19, he enjoyed his most successful season to date. After excelling at the World Cup in Russia and helping England reach a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990, he returned to score 25 goals and provide 18 assists in 51 games across all competitions.

In doing so, he won Community Shield, Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup winners’ medals, as well as both the PFA Young Player of the Year and Football Writer’s Association Footballer of the Year awards.

Raheem also won the PFA BT Sports Industry ‘Impact and Integrity’ Award and was named BEDSA’s Sportsman of the Year, and featured in both the PFA and UEFA Champions League teams of the year.

Honours: Premier League x2, FA Cup, EFL Cup x2, FA Community Shield

Main Stats

  • Games 0
  • Starts 0
  • Minutes Played 0
  • Goals 0
  • Assists 0

* International player statistics are subject to live data feeds provided by Opta Sport.

Goals

  • Total Goals 15
  • Shots On Target 27
  • Assists 4
  • Set Piece Goals 0
  • 15 Goals Inside Box
  • 0 Goals Outside Box
  • Head 1
  • Right Foot 10
  • Left Foot 4

Work Rate

  • Touches 1202
  • Recoveries 72
  • Interceptions 11

Distribution

  • Key Passes 35
  • Total Passes 752
  • Successful
    Fifty Fifty

    44%

  • Successful
    Dribbles

    55%

The Story On And Off The Pitch

  • Summer 2009

    The Start of Something Exciting

    Raheem features in tournament in Germany, making an impression in QPR’s U18’s side.

  • October 2009

    A 14 Year-Old Starlet

    After scoring in 18 consecutive games at U18 level, Raheem started training with QPR’s first team at just 14-years-old.

  • February 2010

    From QPR to Liverpool

    Rafael Benitez signs Sterling for Liverpool from QPR.

  • March 2010

    A First Start and a Goal

    Raheem makes debut in Liverpool U18s 4-3 derby win against Everton, scoring third goal and assisting Tom Ince for the winner.

  • August 2010

    Bursting onto the scene

    During pre-season, Raheem makes initial first-team appearance in 1-0 defeat away to Borussia Monchengladbach

  • February 2011

    Excelling at every level

    Sterling scores five goals in Liverpool U18s 9-0 victory against Southend United at Anfield.

  • June 2011

    For club and now for country

    Sterling represents England at the U17 World Cup in Mexico, scoring against Rwanda from just past the halfway line. He then carried on his goalscoring form against Argentina in the Round of the last 16.

  • March 2012

    The start of something special

    Despite a shock 2-1 home loss to Wigan, Sterling makes his Liverpool debut as a late substitute, becoming the club’s then third youngest debutant.

  • November 2012

    Liverpool’s second youngest goalscorer

    A month after finding the net against Reading to become Liverpool’s second youngest goalscorer behind Michael Owen, Sterling makes his senior England debut against Sweden.

  • December 2012

    Secured Services

    After establishing himself in Liverpool’s first-team, Raheem signs a new long-term deal with the Reds.

  • August 2013

    Hitting the ground running

    Sterling opens his account for the 2013-14 season in a 4-2 win against Notts County at Anfield in the EFL Cup.

  • December 2013

    The first of many Premier League goals

    Sterling plays a crucial role in Liverpool’s red-hot form, netting his first Premier League goal of the season in 5-1 win against Norwich City before scoring braces in victories against Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City later in the month.

  • May 2014

    Third Youngest Player

    After finishing second in the Premier League with Liverpool, Raheem is named Liverpool’s Young Player of the Year just a month after being shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

  • December 2014

    Golden Boy award

    After a promising start to the 2014/15 season, Sterling wins the Golden Boy award for 2014, an award voted for by sports journalists and given to the most impressive footballer in Europe.

  • Leaving Liverpool

    July 2015

    Sterling leaves Liverpool to join Manchester City for £49m, a deal that makes him the most expensive English player of all time.

  • November 2015

    Doing it on the European stage

    In a 3-1 away win over Sevilla, Sterling scores his first ever goal in the Champions League with City later topping their group which included Italian champions Juventus.

  • August 2016

    Player of the Month

    Sterling receives the Premier League Player of the Month award having contributed with two goals and an assist in three matches.

  • November 2017

    12 in a row

    Sterling scores late winners against Huddersfield and Southampton in the space of three days as City win a club-record 12 Premier League games in a row.

  • April 2018

    Sterling thrives

    Sterling thrives with Man City as he lifts his first Premier League title – scoring 18 league goals, his highest tally to that point - recording 23 goals in all competitions.

  • August 2018

    Raheem hits 50!

    Sterling scores the opening strike in a 2-0 win against Arsenal to register his 50th Premier league goal. He’d only reported back for pre-season two days previously following the World-Cup.

  • October 2018

    An International Brace

    Raheem scores a brace in memorable 3-2 win against Spain during Nations League qualification in Seville.

  • November 2018

    Three More Years

    Establishing himself as a star player for Man City, Raheem signs a three-year contract extension with Man City.

  • December 2018

    Skewed perceptions

    Sterling states that the media’s positioning of young black footballers is skewing perception and fuelling racism. The comments are a watershed moment.

  • March 2019

    First hat-trick

    In a 5-0 win against Czech Republic, Raheem dedicates his first hat-trick for England to Damary Dawkins - a Crystal Palace youth player, who passed away from leukaemia, aged 13.

  • May 2019

    Back 2 Back

    Sterling lifts a second-consecutive Premier League title after playing a vital role in Manchester City’s triumph, recording 17 goals and 10 assists in the top-flight. Raheem concluded the end of another unforgettable season with 25 goals in all competitions.

  • May 2019

    The domestic treble

    Sterling, who grew up close to Wembley Stadium, scores twice under the arch as City beat Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final to complete a domestic treble of Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup winners’ medals.

  • June 2019

    A history-making season

    As well as winning the Community Shield, Premier League, Carabao Cup and the FA Cup – Raheem picks up a number of other personal accolades:
    • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
    • BEDSA Sportsman of the Year
    • PFA Team of the Year
    • PFA Young Player of the Year
    • Football Writer’s Player of the Year.

  • August 2019

    Making Premier League history

    Sterling becomes just the eighth player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick on the opening game week of the season in a 5-0 victory against West Ham.