Born in Jamaica, Sterling moved to London at the age of seven and began his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010. In July 2015, following a lengthy dispute over a new contract, he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth £49 million, the highest transfer for an English player.
And one thing is for sure – Sterling listens to his mother! "My Mum rules my life – she's a nightmare at times, but I love her and she’s the main person in my life," he said. "At first she wouldn’t come to the games, but then she saw how much I liked it and really got into it. Now she thinks she’s Jose Mourinho!"
“I get told off all the time. She tells me off for being lazy, for not helping around the house — but I’m becoming better at that. It’s hard work. She gives me stick but I do my bit.”
Sterling was born and bred in Maverley, Kingston, Jamaica. Three years ago, his mother suggested that he should make meaningful contributions to his community. Now, he has started charity work in that area.
“When I go to Jamaica, I contribute to two primary schools in my area, for the whole school’s school fees and their lunch money for the year,” Sterling said. He also hosts football competitions and summer schemes for youngsters. Bless!