Sterling Crowned European Best Youngster

Sterling Crowned European Best Youngster

Raheem Sterling has been named the 2014 European Golden Boy – an award given to the best youngster on the continent.

The 20 year-old helped Liverpool come within a whisker of the Premier League title last season as they finished second behind Manchester City.

And he has also become an integral part of the England national set-up in 2014, playing during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship qualifiers.

Sterling took to Twitter to reveal his delight at receiving the award, accompanied by a picture of himself with the trophy.

He said: ‘Walk boldly through the doors God opens for you, and don’t become discouraged when He closes one.’

After receiving the accolade on Saturday, Sterling told ‘It’s a great achievement to win such an award.

‘It’s a really happy feeling for me and my family, of course.

‘Something I’ve always wanted to do is to work hard playing football and try to be recognised. I’m really grateful that people have shown me this recognition.’