Ballon d’Or Winner Salutes Real Madrid Midfielder Jude Bellingham As World’s Most In form Player

Ballon d’Or Winner Salutes Real Madrid Midfielder Jude Bellingham As World’s Most In form Player

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been on fire since signing for Real Madrid
  • The superstar English midfielder recently returned to full fitness
  • A former Ballon d'Or winner has since hailed the Los Blancos star

Jude Bellingham's start to life at Real Madrid is nothing short of a fairy tale.

The midfielder has seamlessly adapted to the demands and challenges that come with donning the La Liga club's hallowed jersey.

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Rodrygo de Goes and Jude Bellingham during the La Liga EA Sports match between Cadiz CF and Real Madrid. Image: Jose Breton.
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Since his summer transfer to Real Madrid, the former Borussia Dortmund star has showcased his goal-scoring prowess, finding the back of the net 14 times in his first 15 appearances, according to data courtesy of Whoscored.

Bellingham's outstanding performances have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by the numerous awards he has received at the La Liga club.

The Englishman has already claimed the prestigious Kopa Trophy at the 2023 Ballon d'Or awards, along with the Golden Boy Award and two La Liga Player of the Month honours.

The football community is buzzing with predictions that the 20-year-old is a strong contender for the 2024 Ballon d'Or and a recent bold statement from a Real Madrid legend has added to the excitement.

Real Madrid legend on Bellingham

Fabio Cannavaro, who won the highly coveted Ballon d'Or award in 2006 with Real Madrid, shared his insights in a recent interview with the Spanish outlet, Diario AS, as cited by Madrid Xtra.

Reflecting on the challenges of being a defender at the club, the 50-year-old emphasised the demanding nature of the role, stating:

"Being a Real Madrid defender is not easy. You have to cover a lot of space."

When questioned about Bellingham, Cannavaro didn't hold back, making a bold admission:

"Jude Bellingham is the most in-form player in the world. It’s been impressive. It was surprising for me. This guy, as he entered the dressing room, hit the table saying I’m here, here I am in charge. It’s impressive."

Cannavaro's words resonate widely in the footballing world, acknowledging Bellingham's remarkable performances.

The young midfielder, consistently delivering goals for Carlo Ancelotti's side, aims to maintain his exceptional form amidst the team's challenges with a string of injuries.

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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 comeback from injury.

If Bellingham continues in this vein, he could be lifting the Pichichi Trophy at the end of the season.

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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).