New Delhi: Prodigious England midfielder, Raheem Sterling has won the 2014 European Golden Boy award for a stellar season with Liverpool.
Sterling, 20, is the second Englishman to win this prestigious award. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney won this award in 2004 as a Everton player.
Presented to the best player under the age of 21 in a top-flight league in Europe, the award was originally established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, and is voted for by a number of top journalists from across the continent.
Previous winners of the Golden Boy trophy includes some of the game's brightest stars which include Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, Mario Gotze and Mario Balotelli. France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba won the award last year.
Sterling's performance was pivotal in Liverpool's runners-up finish Premier League in May. He also joined the national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.