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Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge playing for Liverpool in 2013
Personal information
Full name Daniel Andre Sturridge[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 [1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Youth career
1995–1996 Cadbury Athletic
1996–2000 Aston Villa
2000–2003 Coventry City
2003–2006 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Manchester City 21 (5)
2009–2013 Chelsea 63 (13)
2011 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 12 (8)
2013– Liverpool 57 (37)
National team
2004–2005 England U16 5 (6)
2005–2006 England U17 9 (7)
2007 England U18 1 (2)
2008 England U19 3 (1)
2009 England U20 1 (1)
2009–2011 England U21 15 (4)
2011– England 16 (5)
2012 Great Britain 5 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:18, 27 September 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:54, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Daniel Andre Sturridge (born 1 September 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Liverpool and the England national team as a striker, but he has also been used as a winger on many occasions.

Born in Birmingham, Sturridge spent four years in the Aston Villa academy before moving to Coventry City. He then signed for Manchester City in 2003. He continued his development at City and played in two FA Youth Cup finals. He made his first team debut in the 2007–08 season, becoming the only player ever to score in the FA Youth Cup, FA Cup and Premier League in the same season. He left City in 2009 and signed for Chelsea, where he was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers for the second half of the 2010–11 season. After a successful spell at Bolton, scoring eight goals in 12 appearances, he returned to Chelsea for the 2011–12 season. He left Chelsea to join Liverpool in January 2013. At Liverpool he formed the so-called SAS attacking partnership with Luis Suárez, with Liverpool scoring more than 100 league goals in the 2013-14 season with Sturridge scoring 21 - the pair of them having a 1-2 in the goal scoring stats of the league.[3]

Sturridge has represented England at all levels. He made 15 appearances and scored four goals for the Under-21 team. He made his debut for England against Sweden on 15 November 2011 and was selected for the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


  • Club career 1
    • Youth career 1.1
    • Manchester City 1.2
    • Chelsea 1.3
      • 2009–10 season 1.3.1
      • 2010–11 season 1.3.2
        • Bolton Wanderers (loan)
      • 2011–12 season 1.3.3
      • 2012–13 season 1.3.4
    • Liverpool 1.4
      • 2012–13 season 1.4.1
      • 2013–14 season 1.4.2
      • 2014–15 season 1.4.3
      • 2015–16 season 1.4.4
  • International career 2
    • Youth 2.1
    • Senior 2.2
      • London 2012 Olympics 2.2.1
      • 2014 FIFA World Cup 2.2.2
  • Style of play 3
  • Outside of football 4
    • Personal life 4.1
    • Endorsements 4.2
  • Career statistics 5
    • Club 5.1
    • International 5.2
    • International goals 5.3
  • Honours 6
    • Club 6.1
    • Individual 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Club career

Youth career

Born in Birmingham,[1] Sturridge began his playing career at the age of 6 at local club Cadbury Athletic, before being spotted at the age of seven by the youth academy of Aston Villa.[4] He left Villa four years later to move to Coventry City, from where he joined Manchester City's Academy in 2003, aged 13.[4][5] A Football League committee later ordered Manchester City to pay Coventry £30,000 compensation, with further payments up to a maximum of £200,000 based upon appearances and international honours.[6] The following year, he was the leading scorer and voted player of the season (the only other person to achieve this was Argentine footballer Carlos Tevez) as City won the Nike Cup, the world's largest under-15 tournament.[7] At 16, he played for Manchester City Youth during their 2006 FA Youth Cup run. The youngest player in the side, he scored four goals en route to the final,[8] and another two in the final, though they were insufficient to prevent a 3–2 aggregate defeat to Liverpool.[9] That summer, he signed his first professional contract, which came into effect when he turned 17.[10]

Manchester City

From the start of the

  • Official website
  • Liverpool F.C. profile
  • Daniel Sturridge career statistics at Soccerbase

External links

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England senior team
Scores and results list England's goal tally first.[103]
Great Britain

International goals

National Team Year Friendlies Qualifiers Competition Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England 2011 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2013 2 0 3 2 5 2
2014 5 2 0 0 2 1 7 3
Total 10 2 4 2 2 1 16 5
As of 19 June 2014.[102]


  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in the UEFA Champions League
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2006–07 Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 Premier League 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 2
2008–09 Premier League 16 4 1 0 1 0 8[1] 0 26 4
Total 21 5 2 1 1 0 8 0 32 6
Chelsea 2009–10 Premier League 13 1 4 4 1 0 2[2] 0 0 0 20 5
2010–11 Premier League 13 0 1 2 1 0 5[2] 2 1 0 21 4
2011–12 Premier League 30 11 4 1 2 1 7[2] 0 43 13
2012–13 Premier League 7 1 0 0 1 1 2[2] 0 2 0 12 2
Total 63 13 9 7 5 2 16 2 3 0 96 24
Bolton Wanderers 2010–11 Premier League 12 8 0 0 0 0 12 8
Total 12 8 0 0 0 0 12 8
Liverpool 2012–13 Premier League 14 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 11
2013–14 Premier League 29 21 2 1 2 2 33 24
2014–15 Premier League 12 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 17 5
2015–16 Premier League 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 58 37 7 3 2 2 2 0 69 42
Career total 154 63 18 11 8 4 26 2 3 0 209 80
As of match played 4 October 2015[101]


Career statistics

Sturridge has an endorsement deal with American sportswear and equipment supplier, Nike, and wears Nike Hypervenom boots.[99] He is an ambassador for BT Sport. Sturridge is featured in EA Sports' FIFA video game series, and his signature jig goal celebration is featured in FIFA 14.[100]


Sturridge is actively involved in charity work, often helping young players get involved in football. In 2012, while playing for Chelsea, he presented a cheque of €50,000 to Street League, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged players across Europe get into football.[95] In summer 2013, Sturridge opened his charity foundation named after him in Portmore, Jamaica, with its aim to help youngsters there get into sport and entertainment.[96] He also owns the Sturr Class Entertainment record company.[97] Sturridge is of Jamaican descent, all of his grandparents being Jamaican.[98]

Sturridge is a Christian. After winning the Barclays Player of the Month award, Sturridge said, "I do all [through] Christ who strengthens me."[94]

Sturridge is the nephew of former footballers Dean and Simon Sturridge.[93]

Personal life

Outside of football

Although he rarely played for Chelsea as a striker, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played Sturridge as a striker in most games. His ability to still drop between lines and pull wide and attack defences, similar to strike partner Suárez's playing style, has led to Rodgers describing him as, "what I call a 'nine-and-a-half",[92] alluding to how his style of play is somewhere between a classic 'no.9' and a 'no.10'.

Sturridge said he preferred to play as a centre-forward rather than as a wide player. "I do still see myself as a striker but I am doing a job for the team and I'm enjoying doing it". As Sturridge transitioned from a wider role into a striker when he joined Liverpool, Sturridge also said that he likens himself on striker Thierry Henry who, "played wide for Juventus and then went to Arsenal and played as a centre-forward."[91]

Former Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas said, “Daniel offers a few of the characteristics I had with Hulk when I was with him in Porto... He is an extremely quick player, and he has technique at pace."[89][90]

Sturridge in 2013

Style of play

On 14 June, Sturridge started England's opening match of the tournament and scored the team's goal in a 2–1 defeat by Italy in Manaus.[88]

In May 2014, Sturridge was named in England's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and assigned the number 9 shirt.[86] He scored the team's opening goal in a 3–0 friendly defeat of Peru at Wembley Stadium on 30 May.[87]

2014 FIFA World Cup

On 2 July 2012, Sturridge was named in Stuart Pearce's 18-man squad for the Great Britain Olympic football team to compete at the London 2012 Olympics.[81] It was however, announced on 3 July 2012 that Sturridge was undergoing tests for suspected meningitis, and was possibly going to be unable to compete in the GB 2012 team.[82] However, he made a full recovery meaning he could take part and he scored his first goal for Great Britain in the second group match, a 3–1 victory over the UAE.[83] In the final group match, Sturridge scored the only goal as Great Britain defeated Uruguay to finish top of their group and progress to the quarter-finals.[84] In the quarter-final match against South Korea, Sturridge missed the fifth penalty for Great Britain. South Korea then scored theirs, knocking out Team GB.[85]

London 2012 Olympics

He scored his first senior goal for England in his fifth match on 22 March 2013, after coming on for Wayne Rooney in an 8–0 away win against San Marino in World Cup qualification.[79] The goal meant that has now made an appearance and scored for all levels of international football for England, from U16 to the seniors, as well as scoring for the Great Britain Olympic football team. On 11 October he scored another goal in England's qualification campaign, an injury-time penalty in a 4–1 win over Montenegro after he had been fouled by Ivan Kecojević.[80] He scored again in the opening match of 2014, England's March friendly with Denmark. A dull and slightly boring England performance was 0-0 until the eighty-second minute, when Sturridge rose to head an Adam Lallana cross into the net for a relatively late winner.

On 6 November 2011, Sturridge was handed his maiden England call-up by being named in the England squad for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden, after excelling for Chelsea.[77][78] He was an unused substitute in a 1–0 victory against Spain, but Fabio Capello insisted that Sturridge would play against Sweden the following Tuesday and did, as he made his debut coming on as a second-half substitute for Theo Walcott. He made his second appearance against the Netherlands coming on in the first half for the injured Steven Gerrard and caused the Dutch defence problems throughout the match and earned the man of the match award for his efforts during the game.


Sturridge has represented England at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels.[13] He scored twice against the Netherlands for the Under 18 side in 2007, netting again in the Under-19 European Championships against the Netherlands. He scored the only goal for England U21 in a 1–1 draw against Greece U-21 in Greece and scored his second U-21 goal in the 1–0 win over Portugal. He was named in the England U21 squad for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.


Sturridge playing for England Under-21s

International career

After missing the first five games of Liverpool's Premier League campaign due to injury, Sturridge made his first appearance of the season against Norwich City on 20 September 2015.[74] Sturridge scored his first two goals of the season in a 3–2 victory against Aston Villa on 27 September 2015.[75] On 15 October, Sturridge suffered a knee injury in training that would keep him out another five matches.[76]

2015–16 season

Sturridge's injury plagued season continued when he picked up a hip injury on 22 March, in a 2-1 loss to rivals Manchester United, despite scoring Liverpool's lone goal.[72] On 5 May, he underwent a successful hip operation in the USA ruling him out until September, meaning he would miss the start of the new season.[73]

After missing close to five months, he finally made his return to the side on 31 January in a 2-0 win over West Ham as a 68th-minute substitute for Lazar Markovic, scoring in the 87th minute after a through ball from Philippe Coutinho.[70] On 4 March Sturridge scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over Burnley.[71]

Sturridge was ruled out for another three more weeks after suffering another calf injury during training on 17 October 2014.[68] On 18 November, Sturridge broke down in training with a new thigh injury which saw him miss the next six weeks.[69]

Sturridge started the 2014–15 season scoring a late winner in Liverpool's opening game, a 2-1 win over Southampton.[64] While on international duty Sturridge got a thigh injury and was out up to three weeks.[65] On 11 September, manager Brendan Rodgers publicly criticized England's handling of Sturridge, stating his injury "could have been preventable".[66] Despite rumours, England manager Roy Hodgson rejected talk of a rift between him and Rodgers over Sturridge's injury.[67]

Sturridge in 2014

2014–15 season

On 18 April, he was named as one of the six players on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award.[61] He was also nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.[61] On 27 April 2014, he was named alongside teammates Steven Gerrard and Luis Suárez in the PFA Team of the Year.[62] Sturridge's haul of 21 league goals made him the runner-up in the season's Premier League Golden Boot, behind strike partner Suárez.[63]

Sturridge's impressive goalscoring form continued into the new year, with Sturridge becoming the first Liverpool player in the Premier League era to score in seven consecutive league games when he found the net at Craven Cottage against Fulham.[58] He went on to become only the second player in Premier League history to score in eight games in a row with a brace against Swansea City in a 4–3 win.[59] He was then named 'Player of the Month' for the second time in the season, due to his performances in February in which he scored five goals and earned two assists.[60]

Sturridge began the 2013–14 season by scoring the very first goal of the season, which also turned out to be the only goal in Liverpool's 1–0 win over Stoke City, with a shot from outside the box.[54] He then followed this up with a goal against Aston Villa in another 1–0 win and a brace against Notts County in the League Cup, taking his season's tally to four goals in three games. He continued his fine form by scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win against fierce rivals and defending champions Manchester United on his 24th birthday at Anfield, and giving a man of the match performance in a 3–1 win away at Sunderland by scoring and providing two assists for Luis Suárez.[55][56] These performances earned Sturridge the season's first Premier League Player of the Month award for the month of August. On 23 November, he came off the bench to score a last-minute equaliser against Everton, in a thrilling Merseyside derby that finished 3–3.[57]

Sturridge playing against Stoke City

2013–14 season

Sturridge made his Liverpool debut on 6 January against Mansfield Town in the FA Cup third round, scoring his first Liverpool goal after just 7 minutes in a game which Liverpool won 2–1.[48] He scored on his league debut after coming on as a half-time substitute the following weekend, scoring in a 2–1 defeat against rivals and league leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford on 13 January.[49] Sturridge scored his third goal for Liverpool in his first league start and home debut for the club, a 5–0 win against Norwich City at Anfield on 19 January, meaning he had scored three goals in his first three appearances for the club, becoming the first Liverpool player since Ray Kennedy in 1974 to accomplish this feat, despite not yet playing a full game for the club. On 3 February, Sturridge scored a goal from 25 yards-out against former club Manchester City in a 2–2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.[50] Sturridge continued this run of form on 17 February, with an assist for team-mate Jose Enrique, as well as scoring a penalty against Swansea City in a 5–0 rout, having missed the prior two games due to a combination of ineligibility and injury.[51] He also scored against Chelsea in a 2–2 draw at Anfield, the match of teammate Luis Suarez's biting incident which led to a 10-match ban for Suarez. Sturridge scored two goals and notched an assist in a 6–0 thrashing of Newcastle United on April 27 at St James' Park.[52] On 12 May, he scored his first career hat-trick, in a 3–1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.[53]

Sturridge playing against Swansea City

2012–13 season

On 2 January 2013, Sturridge completed a move from Chelsea to Liverpool, signing a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £12 million.[46][47]


Sturridge missed all of Chelsea's pre-season games as he was on duty with Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics. He did play against Manchester City in the 2012 FA Community Shield, assisting Ryan Bertrand's goal, by shooting and Costel Pantilimon spilling it. Sturridge missed the first 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage games against Juventus and Nordsjælland and the first League Cup game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also missed the Premier League game against Stoke City with a hamstring injury. He scored the last Premier League goal for the club in the 4–2 win against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, after coming on as a late substitute and scoring from Juan Mata's cross in stoppage time to seal victory. His last goal for Chelsea was against Manchester United in the League Cup, scoring in extra time in the 5–4 win. After Roberto Di Matteo was sacked as manager and replaced by Rafa Benitez, Sturridge was never to play for the club again due to injury.

2012–13 season

Having received a red card in his final game for Bolton, Sturridge was suspended for the first three competitive matches in the 2011–12 season for Chelsea. Despite rumors linking him with a move away on deadline day, Sturridge remained in West London with strong support from Villas-Boas who said, "He would have been playing if he was not suspended from last season." In his first match back from suspension, at Sunderland, Sturridge started and scored with a back-heel in the 50th minute to put Chelsea up 2–0. Chelsea went on to win the match 2–1.[34][35][36] Sturridge returned to the Reebok Stadium on 2 October 2011. He scored twice within the first 30 minutes, the first a header after 90 seconds from a corner and the second a long shot from outside the box, which the goal keeper Ádám Bogdán made an error of saving.[37] He also made an assist to Frank Lampard's goal in the 15th minute of the match, which ended 5–1.[38] On 15 October 2011, he scored against Everton in a 3–1 win, giving him four league goals in four games.[39] Sturridge came on as a substitute in the League Cup match against Everton on the 90 minute, in which he scored a 116th-minute winner, which saw Chelsea win 2–1 in extra time, to put them in the last eight. Sturridge scored his seventh goal in the Premier League season, in a 3–0 victory for Chelsea against Newcastle.[40] On 13 December 2011, during the fixture against Sturridge former club Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, Sturridge provided an assist for Raul Meireles goal in the 34th minute. The match ended a 2–1 victory, when Frank Lampard scored a late penalty after Joleon Lescott handled Sturridge's shot in the penalty area.[41] Sturridge scored in the away 1–1 draw against Wigan Athletic. He controlled Ashley Cole's diagonal long ball with his left foot, then scored with his right from a tight angle to give Chelsea the lead in the 59th minute.[42][43] On 22 December 2011, during Chelsea's away clash with Tottenham Hotspur, he scored his 9th goal in the Premier League 2011–12 season, the equaliser in a 1–1 draw at White Hart Lane.[44][45] Sturridge scored his side's first goal in a 4–2 win against Aston Villa. Sturridge scored the opener in fantastic style after 45 seconds with his 11th Premier League goal of the season against local rivals QPR on 29 April, which Chelsea ran out 6–1 winners to keep Champions League qualification alive. He was an unused substitute as Chelsea won the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final.

Sturridge playing for Chelsea in the 2011–12 FA Cup

The pre-season prior to the start of the 2011–12 season, Sturridge was given chances to prove himself by new manager André Villas-Boas and impressed, scoring a solo effort against Hong Kong club Kitchee SC and then scoring a brace against Scottish team Rangers.

2011–12 season

On 31 January 2011, Sturridge agreed to join Bolton Wanderers on a loan deal until the end of the season.[29] He made his debut two days later, coming on as a substitute at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring his first goal in the process, an injury time winner.[30] He followed this with another goal in the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur the following weekend, in which he made his first start,[31] before scoring his third goal in three games in the 2–0 victory over Everton.[32] When Sturridge scored the equaliser against Newcastle United in his fourth game, he became only the sixth player to score in his first four games for a club in the Premier League.[33] Sturridge continued to make an impact at Bolton and finished his loan spell with 8 goals in 12 appearances at the club. Having never been booked in his career, Sturridge received his first ever red card in the final game of the season against former club Manchester City.

Bolton Wanderers (loan)

On 15 September 2010 Sturridge made his full UEFA Champions League debut against Slovakian side MŠK Žilina. He scored on his debut (thus his first UEFA Champions League goal) in a 4–1 away victory.[27] In the Premier League, in a 1–0 loss to his former club Manchester City, Sturridge came on as a substitute for striker Didier Drogba. He scored his second goal in the Champions League against Žilina, which Chelsea went on to win 2–1. Later on that season he scored two right footed goals against Ipswich Town.[28]

2010–11 season

On 20 December, Sturridge came on as a substitute at half time against West Ham United and won Chelsea a controversial penalty which Lampard converted. He made his first start in the Premier League for Chelsea away against Birmingham City on Boxing Day. He scored his first two goals for Chelsea against Watford in the FA Cup third round on 3 January 2010.[24] He continued to show his ability with a real poachers effort in a 2–0 victory in the FA Cup against Preston North End, scoring his third goal for Chelsea in January. On 13 February 2010, he netted again against Cardiff City, as Chelsea won 4–1.[25] Sturridge scored his first League goal for Chelsea on 25 April 2010, in a 7–0 victory over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge, by latching onto a through ball, before rounding the goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, and slotting the ball home.[26] During the 2010 FA Cup Final he came on as a 90th-minute substitute for Chelsea, as they won 1–0 against Portsmouth. Sturridge finished the 2009–10 FA Cup campaign as the leading scorer for Chelsea with four goals.

His first goal for Chelsea was on his debut, a friendly match against Seattle Sounders on 18 July 2009, in the twelfth minute of the match he scored the first goal. Chelsea won the match 2–0.[21] Sturridge played his second game for Chelsea against former Chelsea manager José Mourinho's Inter Milan, during which he won a penalty that player Frank Lampard scored from. He made his Premier League debut for Chelsea on 18 August 2009 against Sunderland, coming on for Didier Drogba.[22] On 16 September 2009, Sturridge scored a hat-trick in a reserve game against Ipswich Town.[23] On 28 October 2009, he made his first start for the club in a League Cup win against Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge.

Sturridge training for Chelsea in 2010

2009–10 season

With Sturridge's contract at Manchester City expired, he signed for Chelsea on a four-year contract on 3 July 2009.[18] As Sturridge was under the age of 24,[19] and the two sides were unable to agree a deal, the fee for Sturridge was decided by a tribunal. The Professional Football Compensation Committee decided on 14 January 2010 that Chelsea would pay an initial fee of £3.5 million, with additional payments of £500,000 after each of 10, 20, 30 and 40 first-team competitive appearances. There would also be a further payment of £1 million if Sturridge made a full international appearance, and Manchester City in addition would receive 15 percent of any sell-on fee if Sturridge was transferred.[20]


As of 1 May 2009, after 16 appearances in the 2008–09 Premier League season, Sturridge had scored four goals and provided three assists.[17] At the end of the 2008–09 season, the Manchester City fans voted Sturridge as the Manchester City Young Player of the Season, in which he dedicated the award to his family and his uncle Dean.

He scored his first goal for City on 27 January 2008 in an FA Cup match against Sheffield United, followed three days later by his first league goal on his full debut, against Derby County.[13] However, first team opportunities were sporadic, so Sturridge continued to play for the youth team in the FA Youth Cup. City again reached the final, with Sturridge the leading scorer in the competition.[14] This time City won the final, with Sturridge scoring in the first leg.[15] In the 2007–08 season, Sturridge became the only player ever to score in the Youth FA Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League in the same season.[16]

[12] He made a second substitute appearance a month later, but then suffered a hip injury which sidelined him for the remainder of 2007.[11]

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