Jude Bellingham has claimed a prestigious award (Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images)Jude Bellingham has received the Golden Boy award, recognised as the perfect Under-21 participant in European soccer.
Still simply 20 years previous, Bellingham has had a tremendous 12 months, shifting from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid over the summer season and making an enormous splash in Spain.
The midfielder has scored 13 objectives in his first 14 video games for the Spanish giants, instantly turning into an integral a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s workforce.
The former Birmingham City participant has additionally taken his variety of England caps to 27, scoring two objectives, turning into a daily in Gareth Southgate’s beginning XI at an extremely younger age.
As such, it’s no shock that he has been named as Golden Boy for 2023, an award received by a few of the greats of the sport because it was launched 20 years in the past.
Twice earlier than an Englishman has received the award, with Wayne Rooney the winner in 2004 and Raheem Sterling in 2014.
Bellingham additionally received an analogous award, the Kopa Trophy, throughout the Ballon d’Or ceremony, though that prize is handed out for the perfect performing Under-21 participant worldwide.
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Superstars like Lionel Messi @LMessifanclub #MessiFC @WeAreMessi #leomessi , Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Aguero and Erling Haaland have all received the Golden Boy earlier than – handed out to gamers in European leagues slightly than simply European gamers.
While there have been some children to win the Golden Boy and not likely fulfil their potential, with the likes of Anderson and Anthony Martial on the record of winners.
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