Jude Bellingham, who filled in Karim Benzema’s absence, was selected as Real Madrid’s Player of the Month for August.
Bellingham, from England, was born in 2003 and is one of the promising players the world is paying attention to. He came out of Birmingham City’s youth academy and made his first-team debut at the young age of 16 years and 38 days, making him a sensation. He also played 41 games in the English Championship (second division) in the 2019-20 season, playing an early role as a starting player. Many clubs expressed interest in this.
Bellingham’s choice was Dortmund. In particular, during the transfer process, a transfer fee of approximately 26 million pounds (approximately 43.4 billion won) was gifted to Birmingham. It was a very large amount of money for Birmingham, who were struggling financially at the time, and to express their gratitude to Bellingham, they retired his number 22.
After heading to the German Bundesliga in the summer of 2020, Bellingham is quickly starting to prove his worth in the big leagues. In the 2021-22 season, he appeared in 32 Bundesliga games, scoring 3 goals and providing 8 assists, and established himself as a key resource to the point where he served as 3 captains in the team. Last season, he played 31 league games, scoring 8 goals and 5 assists.
Expanding his presence in the national team. Bellingham played 5 games as a starting midfielder for the England national soccer team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scoring 1 goal and 2 assists. His transfer rumors were reignited as he showed top-level performances even at the age of 19.
At the time, Bellingham was under contract with Dortmund until the summer of 2025. However, many teams showed interest in him. Liverpool, Barcelona, and Manchester City were mentioned, but in the end, the winner was Real. This summer, Real succeeded in securing Bellingham by paying 103 million euros (about 147.5 billion won) to Dortmund.
With this, Real achieved a complete midfield generational change. Real, which had brought positive results for several years with the ‘Kcamo Line’ of Modric, Kroos and Casemiro (currently Manchester United), prepared for a generational change by recruiting Valverde, Camavinga and Chouameni in succession. And the last puzzle was Bellingham.
Bellingham has signed a long-term contract with Real until the summer of 2029. And he got to play on the field wearing the number 5 jersey worn by the ‘legend’ Zinedine Zidane. Bellingham started as a starter in the league opener. He then scored his team’s second goal in the 36th minute of the first half, marking his debut goal.바카라
He continued the positive trend. Bellingham scored 2 goals and 1 assist in the second round of La Liga against Almeria, leading the team to a 3-1 victory. In addition, he scored the winning goal against Celta Vigo, scoring his third consecutive goal and fourth league goal. He is the first player to score goals in three consecutive La Liga games since Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the end, Bellingham, who was selected as the Spanish La Liga Player of the Month for August, was naturally selected as Real’s Player of the Month. Real announced through official channels that Bellingham was selected as Real’s Player of the Month for August.
Bellingham, Real’s Player of the Month, said: “It’s an honor to get off to a good start at Real. It means a lot to have the support and love from the fans and I’m very happy. We’ve made the perfect start with five wins in five games. “I will try to continue this,” he said.