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Raheem Sterling's Century
Published: Saturday, 15th, August 2020 16:00
Raheem Sterling's Century

Raheem reached a century of Manchester City goals last week when he notched the opener against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League encounter (the 33rd time Raheem has scored the opening goal of the game). So we thought what better way to honour that milestone than to take a rediculously deep dive into each and every goal along the way. Stick with us, it's going to be a long and tedious one!

Raheem Sterling goals by Order
Sterling has opened the scoring in 33 times but in what order does he usually score the other goals in a game? Well we'll tell you:

Goal order Amount
Opening goal of the game 33
2nd goal of the game 18
3rd goal of the game 16
4th goal of the game 17
5th goal of the game 10
6th goal of the game 6
Total 100

Raheem Sterling goals by Day
The young English attacker's first goal for the Blues was struck against Watford in a 2-0 victory on Saturday 29th August 2015 in just his 4th appearance. That was Raheem's 1st of 44 goals he would go on to score on a Saturday.

Did you know? Raheem Sterling has scored a goal for Man City on EVERY day of the week! His solitary goal scored on a Thursday coming against his former club Liverpool in that 4-0 restart demolition in July 2020.

Raheem Sterling goals by Competition 
The goal against Watford was also Raheem's first goal in the Premier League for Man City. Sterling has netted a further 67 times in that competition.

Did you know? Raheem Sterling has scored a Man City goal in EVERY competition in which he has made an appearance! His solitary strike in the Charity Shield coming against his former club Liverpool in the 2019/20 curtain raiser at Wembley in August 2019.

Raheem Sterling goals by Stadium

Raheem Sterling has scored 4 goals at Wembley stadium in all competitions. On a per stadium basis, this is obviously only bettered by his goals haul scored at the Etihad Stadium (56) and is matched by his 4 goals notched at West Ham United's, London Stadium.

Raheem Sterling Goals by Venue
Sterling has scored his 100 Man City goals at 24 different stadiums, with 56 of those goals coming at Home.

Venue Goals
Home 56
Away 41
Neutral 3
Total 100

Raheem Sterling goals by Appearance
Raheem has scored goals in 32% of his appearances, that's 78 matches of his 242 for Man City in which he has netted. Sterling reached his 100 goal milestone quicker than both club legend Colin Bell (263rd appearance) and second highest club leading goal scorer Eric Brook (298th appearance). Unsurprisingly, Sergio Aguero is the only player to outscore Raheem during Sterling's time at the club (147 goals).

Raheem Sterling goals by Opponent
Sterling has scored against 37 of the 51 opponents that he has faced (73%). Watford are the team that have felt the force of Raheem's goal scoring prowess the most, having to pick the ball out of the net on 10 occasions. A notable mention must go to Bournemouth who Sterling just loves scoring against - netting an eye-watering 9 goals in 9 games against the Cherries!

Opposition Goals
Watford 10
Bournemouth 9
Crystal Palace 6
Tottenham Hotspur 6
West Ham United 6
Newcastle United 5
Arsenal 4
Atalanta 4
Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Everton 4
Aston VIlla 3
Southampton 3

Raheem Sterling goals by Month
Raheem has enjoyed a fantastic return to form during the COVID-19 restart, scoring a cool 11 goals in 10 matches since the break. This has allowed Sterling to net in both the months of June and July for the first time.

Did you know? Raheem Sterling has now scored in EVERY calendar month for Man City!

December is Raheem's favourite time of the year for scoring goals, getting into the festive spirit on 15 occasions.

Raheem Sterling goals by Season

Raheem's meteoric rise has increased season on season, with the Jamaican born player increasing his goals scored per season by a whopping average of 5.2 goals.

Raheem Sterling goals by Calendar Year

Year Goals
2015 9
2016 8
2017 21
2018 16
2019 35
2020 11
Total 100

Sterling's best goal scoring calendar year came in 2019 when he managed to score a huge 35 times.

Raheem Sterling goals by Manager
Raheem has scored under two managers during his time at Man City. Sterling scored 11 times in his only season under Chilean Manuel Pellegrini and has added a furhter 89 to that tally under Pep Guardiola.

Raheem Sterling goals by Quantity
Raheem's 100 goal haul has come courtesy of 5 hat-tricks (listed below), 12 braces and 61 single strikes.

Hat-Trick Opponent Date
1 Bournemouth 17/10/2015
2 Watford 09/03/2019
3 West Ham United 10/08/2019
4 Atalanta 22/10/2019
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 11/07/2020

Four of those five hat-tricks have come in the last two calendar years.

Raheem Sterling goals by Half

Raheem saves 56% of his goals for the second half of matches, while 44% are reserved for the opening 45 minutes of play.

Raheem Sterling goals by Method

Method Goals
Right Foot 67
Left Foot 25
Header 7
Other 1
Total 100

Unsurprisingly, 67 of Raheem's 100 goals have been scored with his right foot. Interestingly, though - for a relatively small guy, Sterling has soared above everyone else to notch 7 headers (6 if we discount his header v Brighton which was below sea level!).

Raheem Sterling goals by Location

Location Goals
Penalty area 60
6 yard box 36
Long range 4
Total 100

50% of Sterling's long range efforts have been scored since the restart, so he was obviously working on that leg strength during the down time.

Raheem Sterling goals by Circumstance

It's no surprise that Sterling is the most selected player by Manager Pep Guardiola. Pep knows he can count on Sterling to show up in the big games and the big moments. 45% of Raheem's goals have seen City either take the lead or equalise!

Raheem Sterling goals by Source
98% of Raheem Sterling's goals have come from open play. Only 1 has came as a result of a corner and just 1 penalty (v Watford unsurprisingly). Sterling is yet to get off the mark from a direct free-kick.

Raheem Sterling goals by Status
Sterling has scored 93 goals in the 202 matches that he has started (0.46 goals per game) and has scored the other 7 of his 100 goals when coming on from the bench as a substitute.

Raheem Sterling goals by Assistant

Raheem would be the first to admit that he couldn't have scored all of those goals by himself - only 10 goals can't be attributed to a team mate. Kevin De Bruyne leads the way with 20 assists. Leroy Sane (10) and David Silva (9) complete the top 3.

There are plenty more metrics we could have ran to breakdown Sterling's amazing goals tally further but there's a big match tonight and we're backing Raheem to notch his 101st Man City goal rendering this entire article pointless (hopefully!) Enjoy the game...