Jude Bellingham Spotted Cutting Holes in His Socks Before Real Madrid’s Win Over Granada

Jude Bellingham Spotted Cutting Holes in His Socks Before Real Madrid’s Win Over Granada

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at December 3, 2023 at 10:25 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham is one of the best players in the world this season
  • He is known for his now famous celebration and cutting holes in his socks
  • Recently, he was spotted cutting holes in his socks, which has some advantages

Jude Bellingham has taken La Liga by storm after joining Real Madrid in the summer from Borussia Dortmund.

The England international is the leading scorer in Spain this season and is one of the best players in the world in current form.

Before Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Granada, the 20-year-old was seen cutting holes in his socks.

Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid, La Liga, Bukayo Saka, Premier League, England
Jude Bellingham is one of the most in-form players in Europe. Photos by Eric Alonso and Gongora/NurPhoto.
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Bellingham and other players like Bukayo Saka have been seen wearing socks with holes during games for club and country.

So why do footballers cut holes in their socks before playing? According to iNews, they do this to reduce their chances of getting calf injuries

Since socks are made of nylon, a tight plastic material, they take time to stretch out, especially since players wear brand-new pairs every time they step on the pitch.

Therefore, the tightly fitting socks apparently prevent circulation around the calves, which in turn leads to issues like cramps. To stop that, players like Bellingham use scissors to cut holes in their socks, especially around their calves.

Bellingham so far at Real Madrid

The England international signed from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €103 million in the summer and is already a fan favourite at the Bernabeu.

In 17 games for the club in all competitions, he has scored 15 goals and provided four assists, per Transfermarkt. His impressive form have seen Madrid lose just once this season.

They are top of the table with 38 points, the same as Girona after 15 games.

He's also won the Kopa Trophy and Golden Boy awards in the last few months. He is definitely headed to the top.

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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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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.