Fresh from being voted into the PFA Team of the Season, Sterling's vocal stance against racism in sport has seen the City forward become a role model for thousands of youngsters.
On collecting his award, he said: "You have to set examples for younger kids. When the next generation come through, you have to set the example
"Coming through at Liverpool I had people around me like Steven Gerrard I looked up to.
"Looking at him I thought what can I do within myself to be half the person and player he was.
"You take little things and each year, try and develop not just on the field but off it."
Congratulations, Raheem - no doubt there will be many more awards in the years to come.