As a midfielder, Sterling plays for Manchester City and the England national football team. He received the Golden Boy award for 2014 from a pan-European panel of sports journalists, recognising him as the best under-21 player playing in Europe. In July 2015, following a lengthy dispute over a new contract, he moved from Liverpool to Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth 49 million pounds, the highest transfer fee for an English player throughout the history. He represented at under-16, under-17 and under-21 level before being capped at full level by the national side in November 2012, and performed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He began his youth career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010.
He was born in the Maverley district of Kingston, Jamaica and spent his early years there before emigrating to London, England with his mother at the age of seven.
- The meaning of the name Sterling: Starling