Daniel Sturridge is a football player who is definitely an asset to every team that he finds himself in, and that is the one simple reason why he has been able to play for England at every level. The amazing striker who has become famous for his dance of alternating each arm after a goal plays in the English Premier League (EPL) for Liverpool FC.
Daniel Sturridge’s Biography
The Liverpool frontman was born Daniel Andre Sturridge on September 1, 1989, in Birmingham, England. It was here that he was brought up alongside his brother Leon Sturridge and an elder sister Cherelle Sturridge by their parents, Grace and Michael Sturridge who were both from Jamaica. Growing up in Hockley, which is a Birmingham area that was full of crime, he was protected from being a victim or even a partaker in it by his parents and elder brother.
Daniel comes from a family that adored football and also had his father as a professional footballer. This helped him to find his way in the sports early with the help of his father who acted as his coach. Because his talent needed to be professionally developed, he joined Cadbury Athletic to begin his youth career when he was only 6. After moving to Aston Villa, Coventry City, and Manchester City in continuation of his youth career, he gained promotion to the Manchester city senior team to begin his professional career in 2006.
With 21 games and 5 goals to his name, the striker moved to Chelsea FC in 2009 where he remained until 2013 when he was signed by Liverpool. Before leaving the Blues, he spent some time on loan to Bolton Wanderers.
Although his career at Anfield has been interrupted by injury problems, Daniel Sturridge has still been able to be very impressive that by the time he had been on the pitch a 100 times for the club, he had already had 49 impressive goals to his name, an average of almost a goal in every two games.
The striker who says he does all things through Christ has a good number of club accomplishments to his name including a premier league title which he won with Chelsea in 2010 as well as 2 FA cups. More than everything else, he has also won the UEFA Champions League with the Club in 2012. He was named the PFA Team of the Year for the 2013/2014 season and he reached the finals of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League in which Liverpool was defeated by Sevilla.
The fast-paced forward also has an interesting International career with the England football team with which he started at the Under-16 level in 2004 before playing at all levels including the Under-21 level before getting the call to wear the country’s colors in 2011.
Somehow again, injuries did not allow him to play many games for the Three Lions but he has been able to see the back of the net 8 times by the time he has played for the country in 26 games. He has also played for Great Britain at the Olympics making 5 appearances and having 2 goals to his name.
Gay, Girlfriend, and Wife
While he has not been known to have dated many women in the past, Sturridge is not gay. He once revealed on his twitter handle that he wants to have a woman who has inner beauty and who is hardworking but it seems as though he is yet to find her since he still has no wife.
Because Sturridge leads a very private life, not so much is known about his dating life. What is known, however, is that he once dated the very beautiful model, Jourdan Dunn. Apart from this relationship, there has been no record of him having any other girlfriend except for an unknown lady whose picture he has been sharing on social media and whom he has been pictured with.
Height and Weight
Known for his moves like Jagger dance, Daniel Sturridge may not necessarily be the tallest man on any pitch, but he still has a good height. More so, he has an athletic build that complements his speed and tactfulness to make him into the good striker capable of playing for big clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
He has a good height that measures 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and his body weight is 168 lbs (76.2 kg). His overall body weight has not been provided for, but he still looks fit and has a good build.