Raheem Sterling is a long shot 66/1 to win the Sports Personality of the Year award, but should he be a genuine contender?
The Manchester City winger has had a year to remember on the pitch, playing a huge part in his team’s record-breaking Premier League season and then going on to help England to a fourth-place finish at the World Cup.
Sterling has, without doubt, been one of the best British players over the course of the last year and he has a Premier League winners’ medal to show for it.
However, it’s for far more than that why many are tipping him to be a contender for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
The contenders for the award are yet to be revealed with BBC opting to reveal them on the evening of the awards ceremony, December 16th, for the first time in history.But should Raheem Sterling make the cut?
Here’s why he’s an outside 66/1 with Sky Bet to be considered for the award.