Jude Bellingham Surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, Sets New Record After Real Madrid’s Latest Win

Jude Bellingham Surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, Sets New Record After Real Madrid’s Latest Win

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at November 28, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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Jude Bellingham was back to his usual tricks on Sunday evening for Real Madrid.

The Englishman scored his 11th La Liga goal in 12 games. His total for the season in all competitions stands at 14, and no other player has scored that much in a Real Madrid shirt in their first 15 games.

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Jude Bellingham could win his first Golden Boot this season. Photos by Eric Alonso and Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto.
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The 20-year-old is enjoying a dream start in his Real Madrid career, and few expected him to perform the way he has so far in the 2023/24 season.

He scored in his first four games and never looked back. He has scored in every Champions League game he has played this season, and he is living up to his price tag.

He missed Madrid's last La Liga game with a shoulder injury but was back in the lineup on Sunday against Cadiz. Rodrygo Goes scored two stunners before Bellingham sealed the three points for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Real Madrid now sit top of the table with 35 points from 14 games but Girona could return to the top if they beat Athletic Bilbao on Monday.

Bellingham makes history

The England international has 14 goals in his first 15 games as a Real Madrid player. No Real Madrid player has ever scored 14 in their first 15 games.

Legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano, and Pruden had 13, while Ferenc Puskas had 11, per ESPN FC.

Bellingham is also the leading scorer in La Liga this season with 11 goals, two more than Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

Bellingham reacts to surpassing Ronaldo

Sports Brief earlier reported on Bellingham reacting to setting a new record as a Real Madrid player.

The 20-year-old star took to social media to express his delight following his dream comeback from injury. If he continues like this, he could be lifting the Pichichi trophy at the end of the season.

He wrote on X (formerly called Twitter): "Feels good to be back."
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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.