England duo, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have both received an MBE from the Queen, for their work with charities.
The two former Liverpool teammates join a long list of athletes who have received the award in the past. Amongst the current England players, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Tottenham forward, Harry Kane have also won the medal.
Formula One legend and Mercedes-Benz’s driver, Lewis Hamilton have also been awarded the title by Queen Elizabeth.
Raheem Sterling has been awarded the title of MBE by the Queen for his work against racism and setting up a foundation for deprived children.
Jordan Henderson has been awarded the MBE title after leading the fund for Premier League players to raise money for the NHS during the dark days of the COVID pandemic.
About the MBE
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service.
An MBE is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award (excluding a knighthood/damehood), behind CBE and then OBE.
This has a long-term, significant impact and stand out as an example to others.
It is equivalent to the GCFR, CFR, OFR and MFR that are awarded in Nigeria.
The Nigerians have followed the British example in the form and structure of the Order. There are also post-nominal letters for the members of the Order of the Niger like it is done over there in the UK.