Jude Bellingham Surpasses Benzema, Rodrygo Records With Outstanding Performance Against Real Betis

Jude Bellingham Surpasses Benzema, Rodrygo Records With Outstanding Performance Against Real Betis

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been on immense form since his transfer to Real Madrid
  • The Midfielder was again instrumental to Carlo Ancelotti's side's draw away at Betis
  • His performance saw him eclipse a record for the La Liga club

Jude Bellingham's impact continues to underscore the tremendous value of the £103 million invested in him during the summer transfer.

The young English midfielder has consistently impressed observers with a string of outstanding performances for Carlo Ancelotti's team.

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Jude Bellingham during the La Liga EA Sports match between Real Betis and Real Madrid CF. Image: Jose Breton.
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Since making his debut against Athletic Club, Bellingham has contributed to 16 goals and provided four assists for the La Liga leaders, according to Whoscored data.

Despite Real Madrid's lacklustre display in the match against Real Betis, Bellingham once again stood out.

In the face of an uninspiring team performance, the 20-year-old played a crucial role in securing a hard-fought draw with a sublime finish in the 53rd minute, courtesy of a skilful assist from Spanish winger Brahim Diaz. Recognising his exceptional contribution, La Liga named Bellingham the Player of the Match.

Amidst the reactions to Bellingham's performance and Real Madrid's overall display, the young midfielder managed to surpass a club record from the 2022-23 season.

Bellingham breaks Real Madrid record

The former Borussia Dortmund star, honoured as the player of the match, surpassed the total number of Player of the Match awards won by any Real Madrid player during the 2022-23 season.

Bellingham's tally now stands at 10 awards, surpassing the achievements of both Karim Benzema and Rodrygo de Goes, who each secured eight awards last season, as reported by Madrid Xtra.

It is worth noting that Bellingham has achieved this feat in only 18 appearances for Los Blancos since his summer transfer.

The 2023 Golden Boy Award winner will aim to sustain his stellar form as the football season enters its crucial stages.

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Gerard Pique praises Jude Bellingham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Barcelona legend, Gerard Pique haling Bellingham's exceptional talent following a series of impressive performances for the Spanish side.

The 20-year-old's standout moment so far has been his contribution to Real Madrid's victory in El Clásico against La Blaugrana, where Pique remains a legendary ex-player.

Bellingham's display against Xavi Hernandez's team caught the attention of the former defender, who recently hailed the English midfielder as 'outstanding' in an interview.

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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).