Real Madrid’s Vinicius and Rodrygo Celebrate Jude Bellingham Following Golden Boy Award Win

Real Madrid’s Vinicius and Rodrygo Celebrate Jude Bellingham Following Golden Boy Award Win

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham was named winner of the 2023 Golden Boy Award
  • The Real Madrid midfielder pipped Jamal Musiala and Lamine Yamal to the prize
  • A flurry of Real Madrid stars have celebrated the young midfielder's achievement

Jude Bellingham's remarkable start to life at Spanish club Real Madrid continues to ascend to heights unimaginable.

The young midfielder has seamlessly integrated into the La Liga powerhouse, adapting like a duck effortlessly navigating through water.

Bellingham's extraordinary commencement at Los Blancos is notably reflected in his impeccable goal contributions since his record ₤103 million transfer.

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Real Madrid's English midfielder Jude Bellingham speaks on stage as he receives the Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player during the 2023 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony. Image: Franck Fife.
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According to Whoscored, he has played a pivotal role in 16 goals during his 13 appearances for the team.

This stellar form has not gone unnoticed, as Bellingham has garnered numerous accolades, including two La Liga Player of the Month honours, three Real Madrid Player of the Month awards, the Ballon d'Or Kopa trophy, and most recently, the prestigious Golden Boy Award.

Organised by Italian media TuttoSport, the Golden Boy Award witnessed Bellingham competing with an array of impressive young talents, such as Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala and Barcelona's Lamine Yamal. Despite the stiff competition, Bellingham clinched the award with an overwhelming 97% of the total votes from the judging panel, as reported by BR Football.

Real Madrid teammate celebrates Bellingham's award

The news of Bellingham's latest win has sparked a flurry of reactions from fans and teammates alike. Real Madrid's Brazilian duo, Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes, have taken to social media to congratulate the English midfielder.

Rodrygo, in an Instagram story, portrayed Bellingham with a magic wand, emphasising his magical abilities on the field. Meanwhile, Vinicius penned a simple yet heartfelt message, referring to Bellingham as "brother."

These congratulatory messages underscore the growing friendship among the trio. As Bellingham recuperates from his shoulder injury, he remains hopeful to sustain his impressive performance on the field.

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Bellingham wins Kopa Trophy

Sports Brief also previously reported on Bellingham claiming the Kopa Trophy at the Ballon d'Or Awards gala event on Monday (October 30).

This prestigious accolade - reserved for the most outstanding footballer under the age of 21 - was presented to the Englishman at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

Bellingham's triumph signifies his status as the best-performing young player, outshining Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala and Barcelona's Alejandro Balde to win.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).