Jude Bellingham Triumphs with 2023 Golden Boy Award at Real Madrid
|Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid poses for a photo with the La Liga Player Of The Month trophy prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 05, 2023 in Madrid, Spain(Image-Getty)
Jude Bellingham, the talented England midfielder, has clinched the coveted 2023 Golden Boy award in recognition of his exceptional performance since joining Real Madrid. The 20-year-old outshone competitors, including Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala and RB Leipzig's Xavi Simons, to secure the prestigious accolade reserved for players under 21.
Bellingham's outstanding achievements include becoming LaLiga's top scorer with an impressive tally of 10 goals in just 11 matches. His prowess extends to the Champions League, where he has netted three additional goals in as many appearances. The midfielder made a high-profile move to the Spanish capital from Borussia Dortmund in June, with the reported initial transfer fee reaching 103 million euros ($112 million).
Expressing gratitude, Bellingham acknowledged the integral role played by everyone involved in his journey, spanning Birmingham, Dortmund, and now Madrid. He particularly thanked his family for their unwavering support, motivation, and love. Looking ahead, Bellingham, now armed with the esteemed award, aspires to continue pushing the boundaries of his potential, aiming for more triumphs in the future.
In a parallel celebration, Madrid's Colombian forward, Linda Caicedo, aged 18, secured the Golden Girl award.
The Golden Boy award, a prestigious accolade previously claimed by football luminaries such as Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Barcelona's dynamic duo Pedri and Gavi, underscores Bellingham's rise to prominence on the international football stage.