Top 5 2019 Ballon d'Or nominees with most goals and assists in 2019
#4 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, England): 61 (37 goals + 24 assists)
Raheem Sterling scored 8 Premier League goals and provided 5 assists since the turn of the year as Manchester City beat Liverpool by a point in a magnificent title race to win back-to-back Premier League titles.
Continuing his good form from the previous season, Sterling opened the new season with a Matchday 1 hat-trick against West Ham and has since scored 5 goals as Manchester City strive to keep pace with runaway league leaders Liverpool.
Sterling opened England's qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 with a hat-trick against the Czech Republic and has scored or provided an assist in each of the 6 other qualifying games as the Three Lions sealed qualification with a game to spare.
In the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, Sterling scored his third hat-trick of the year by netting 3 goals in Manchester City's 5-1 home win over tournament debutants Atalanta. The English striker also scored in City's 1-1 draw at Atalanta en route to scoring 5 goals and providing 3 assists in 5 games as the English champions reached the knockout round with a 1-1 home draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.Published 30 Nov 2019, 19:13 IST