Jude Bellingham
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Jude Bellingham: A Gem from England

Wonder Boy, Jude Bellingham, was born in Stourbridge, England, on June 29, 2003. By many pundits of the football, he is considered the best midfielder of this generation. He has impressed the football audience with his insane vision, midfielding IQ and versatile playmaking. Some people compared Jude Bellingham with French prodigy Zinedine Zidane. Jude Bellingham is currently associated with Spanish club Real Madrid. He wears shirt no. 10 for England national team and jersey no.5 for Real Madrid.

Club Birmingham City and England national team

Jude Bellingham started his youth career in Birmingham City as an under 8. He played for Birmingham City youth team from 2010 to 2019. He played his first match for the Birmingham City senior team at only 16 years and 38 days, making him the club’s youngest first-team player in August 2019. Birmingham scored his first senior goal against Stoke City on August 31, 2019. He was awarded EFL Young Player of the Month for November 2019. He was nominated for Apprentice of the Year and EFL Young Player of the Season. Bellingham played 44 matches for the senior team of Bermingham City and successfully netted four goals.
Jude Bermingham experienced an international debut with England’s under-15 national team against Turkey in December 2016. He remained a regular squad member for England U16, England U17, and England U21. Bellingham’s senior career commenced when he made his senior England national team debut against Ireland in a friendly match at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2020.
After Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott, Bellingham was the third youngest player who played for the England national team. He was only 17 years old then. Bellingham scored his first goal against Iran in 2022. He has scored three goals in his 29 appearances for the England national team so far.

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Bundesliga Era with Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund Football Club has nurtured many young players in the world of football. Some famous names are Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and Antonio Rudiger.
Jude Bellingham’s signing was confirmed on July 20, 2020. A transfer fee of Bellingham was 25 million pounds, according to some sources, which earned him the title of most expensive 17-year-old in football history. Jude Bellingham played his debut match against MSV Duisburg on September 14, 2020. He was Bundesliga rookie of the month for September. Bellingham broke the record of Phil Foden by becoming the youngest English player to participate in a UEFA Champions League match, when Dortmund face Lazio on October 20,2020. Bellingham netted his first UEFA Champions League goal against Manchester City. He was named for the 2021 Kopa trophy but did not manage to win, as Barcelona’s Pedro won this trophy. Bellingham was the runner-up in the 2021 Kopa trophy. Bellingham got a chance to play in Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich on December 4, 2021. He made two assists in that match. For his incredible performances, he earned the title of Bundesliga Player of the Season for 2022/2023 and won the 2023 Kopa Trophy. Bellingham played 132 matches for Borrusia Dortmund and scored 24 goals.

Huge Transfer to Real Madrid

Real Madrid, nicknamed Los Blancos (The Whites), is a 14-time Champions League Winner Club in Madrid, Spain. It plays in the top-tier Spanish league, Laliga. Jude Bellingham moved to Real Madrid for a staggering transfer fee of 103 million euros plus dividends.
Jude Bellingham scored his debut goal for Real Madrid in his debut match against another Spanish club, Athletic Bilbao, on August 12, 2023. He was the first English player to win the Laliga Player of the Match award in August 2023. In his first ten matches, he scored ten goals and equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s number of goals in his first ten matches for the club in 2009. He also scored an incredible stoppage-time goal in El Clasico against Real Madrid’s biggest rivals in Laliga, Barcelona, on October 28, 2023.

He also won Laliga Player of the month for October 2023 and was declared the Golden Boy for 2023. In his 33 appearances for the club so far, he has scored 20 remarkable goals.

Jude Bellingham’s performances have been extolled by the fans and pundits of different parts of the world. In the upcoming years, posterity might witness him as the greatest player ever in football history.

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