Jude Bellingham has been one of the best football players in the world this season, playing for the European giant Real Madrid. The midfielder has already scored 15 goals for his club in his first 16 games.
The star young England national team player has 23 goals in the year 2023, a remarkable feat considering Bellingham plays as a midfielder naturally. However, at Madrid, the player has so far played a more forward role than a traditional midfielder. Being closer to the opponent’s goal has helped in capitalizing on goal-scoring chances more often.
With the departure of Karim Benzema, who joined the Saudi Professional League club Al-Ittihad, Madrid was desperately looking for a player who could lessen the goal-scoring burden off the shoulders of the Brazilian duo Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes.
Real Madrid did bring in Joselu on loan from Espanyol, who fits the profile of the conventional striker, but Ancelotti’s Real Madrid is more suited for players who excel in link-up play and have bursts of pace with exceptional dribbling quality, a role grabbed incredibly well by Jude Bellingham.
Of the 23 goals in all competitions in 2023, 15 have come in the current 23/24 season playing for Real Madrid. Jude has also provided 10 assists in all competitions in 2023, as per SofaScore data.
Bellingham – Real Madrid’s Top Scorer
Real Madrid secured their top-of-the-table spot in the UEFA Champions League 23/24 Group C encounter last night against Napoli, confirming their next-round entry.
Jude Bellingham was once again the difference-maker with a goal and an assist in the 4:2 win, earning the Man of the Match award.
His header into Napoli’s net in the 22nd minute of the game from a David Alaba brilliant cross was his 4th UCL goal of this season.
Bellingham is the top scorer for Real Madrid in the UCL (4 goals), currently having scored one more than Rodrygo (3 goals). Bellingham has also provided 2 assists in his first 5 UCL appearances for Real.
The in-form midfielder also has 11 goals in La Liga, the most by a Real Madrid player, followed by Joselu and Rodrygo with 5 goals each.
About Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and the England national team.
Real Madrid’s current number 5, Bellingham was born in Stourbridge, England, on June 29, 2003. He began his career at Birmingham City, making his senior debut in August 2019 at the age of 16 years and 38 days.
He moved to Borussia Dortmund in Germany in July 2020, where he quickly established himself as a key player and a highly sought-after upcoming talent.
In the summer of 2023, he was signed by Real Madrid for a reported fee of $100 million.
Bellingham, a versatile midfielder, is known for his energy, intensity, passing and dribbling ability, and goal-scoring threat.
With 15 goals in his first 16 appearances for Real Madrid, Bellingham has already proven himself as one of the best young football talents. Awarded the Golden Boy 2023 recently, Bellingham is all set to continue to impress the world of football in the coming days.
Bellingham has made 27 appearances for the England national team, scoring two goals. He was a member of the England squad that qualified for the semis at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.