Raheem Sterling has arguably been Manchester City’s player of the year in 2019, with a bundle of crucial moments marking him out as a true favourite with supporters following previous criticism from all over the footballing world.
From Sterling’s gun tattoo criticism to his recent bust-up with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, the Englishman has managed to sweep all that aside and earn a nomination for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award thanks to a phenomenal campaign.
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The 24-year-old was a crucial figurehead in City’s historic domestic treble-winning side, scoring 17 goals and assisting 10 others in 33 Premier League appearances for the Sky Blues whilst also steadily improving his record with England.
As a result, not many can argue the fact he has earned his spot on the nominees list – with hordes of supporters flocking to social media and congratulating Sterling over some positive press.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter:
Well deserved. The player and person you have grown into are phenomenal. Inspiration
— Claire Sinclair (@clazzy70) November 25, 2019
You are King already!!!
— Soulja22 (@Soulja222) November 26, 2019
Deserving of not only the nomination but the award too mate! 💙
— Man City Delhi Supporters Club (@ManCityDelhi) November 25, 2019
Congratulations Raheem, so happy for you, you deserve it.
— 💙Kun’s Kompany💙! 😍⚽️ 🏆B2B🏆⚽️🎄🎁🎀 (@LuCityD) November 26, 2019
You deserve it Raheem 👍💙💙💙
— eileen mayall (@aveagudun) November 25, 2019
— Chidoobem (@dubemluiz) November 25, 2019
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