Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been nominated to receive the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Award. The England man has enjoyed one of his best years to date, being part of the first men’s team to win the domestic treble, while also playing a starring role for the national side.
But off the field, Sterling has been a leading voice in the fight against racism in football, speaking out against the media following City’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea when he was racially abused by Chelsea fans whilst taking a corner.
Sterling was also named the Football Writers Player Of The Year and also paid for tickets for children from his old school near Wembley to attend the FA Cup Final in May.
Sterling faces tough competition for the award, with athletes Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, cricketer Ben Stokes, Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and rugby union’s Alun Wyn Jones up against him.
The winner will be announced on 15th December live in BBC1.