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March 16, 2016

Raheem Sterling Net Worth

By Suren Prasad

A young attacking midfielder and winger for Liverpool, Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling’s net worth is a reported £36 million.

Born on December 8, 1994, Raheem Shaquille Sterling immigrated to London from Jamaica with his mother when he was five years old.

How did a young Sterling begin his career in football, and how did he make millions in his profession.

His rendezvous with football began at Queens Park Rangers after which he was lured to Liverpool by Rafael Benitez in 2010 for £450,000, with the probability of a raise up to £5 million based on number of appearances.

His initial appearance for the first team was against Borussia Mönchengladbach in August 2010 in Germany. Sterling’s first goal, playing for Liverpool’s youth team, came against Hibernian.

On a goal-scoring spree, Sterling found the net five times against Southend United in February 2011, which Liverpool won 9-0.

At the age of just 17 years and 107 days, in March 2012, he became the second-youngest footballer after Jack Robinson to make his senior debut for Liverpool.

Sterling’s European debut for Liverpool came in August 2012 against Gomel in a Europa League qualifier. The same month, he was given his first full start against Manchester City.

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Sterling scored his first senior team league goal against Reading in October 2012. This goal made him the second-youngest player to score in a competitive match for Liverpool.

His rapid rise through the Liverpool ranks saw Sterling rewarded with a £35,000-a-week extended contract on December 21, 2012.

Previously, Sterling had not been eligible to play for the international England team, in spite of residing in Britain for most of his life. In September 2009, proposals regarding an update to the ‘home nations agreement’ — which states that players pursuing studies in their country for five or more years can play for their national team — were put forward and accepted by FIFA. In November 2009, Sterling first played for the Under-16 England team against Northern Ireland.

The Jamaican import represented England in the Under-17 World Cup in 2011 and also played for the Under-21 team. His senior England team debut was against Sweden in November 2012.

Sterling was awarded the Liverpool Young Player of the Year award for the 2013-14 season. He also made England’s FIFA 2014 squad, and although the team lost to Italy 1-2 in its opening group match, the BBC rated Sterling as England’s best player.

In June 2014, the promising young footballer was offered a new £100,000-a-week five-year contract by Liverpool.

Sterling has a sponsorship deal with sportswear company Nike and modeled for the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX football boot campaign in January 2013.

He is reported to earn a salary of £9 million, with a market value and net worth totaling £36 million.

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