Euro 2024: Bellingham Surpasses Ronaldo and Owen To Set Incredible Record

Euro 2024: Bellingham Surpasses Ronaldo and Owen To Set Incredible Record

Chukwu Ikechukwu
June 17, 2024 at 7:59 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham was the star of the show as England began their Euro 2024 campaign with a victory against Serbia
  • The Real Madrid midfielder scored the only goal and was voted as Man of the Match as the Three Lions moved to the top of Group C
  • Bellingham's appearance for England against Serbia has seen the former Borussia Dortmund star set a new tournament record

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Jude Bellingham remained on course for the 2024 Ballon d’Or after starring in England’s victory against Serbia as Gareth Southgate’s team secured their first win in Euro 2024.

The Real Madrid midfielder latched on to a cross from Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka to open his goalscoring account in this year’s competition as the Three Lions secured a 1-0 victory.

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Jude Bellingham is the youngest player to appear in three major tournaments after appearances in Euro 2020, FIFA World Cup, and Euro 2024. Photo by Eddie Keogh.
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According to Yahoo Sport, Bellingham was voted as the Man of the Match after averaging a mark of 8.22 out of 10 as England moved to the top of Group C with three points.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been rated as one of the stars to watch out for in this year’s Euros and after his first game, the former Borussia Dortmund star seems to be living up to the hype.

Bellingham, who was voted La Liga’s Best Player and also won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, is one of the stars gunning for the Ballon d’Or award owing to his outstanding season.

Bellingham surpasses Ronaldo and Owen

Meanwhile, Bellingham has become the youngest player to appear at three major international tournaments after featuring for Gareth Southgate’s England in their victory against Serbia, Sportskeedia reports.

At 20 years and 353 days, the Three Lions midfielder has surpassed the previous record held by former England striker, Michael Owen and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo after featuring in Euro 2020, FIFA World Cup 2022, and Euro 2024.

Owen previously held the record as the youngest footballer to feature in three international competitions at 22 years and 170 days and was followed closely by Ronaldo (23 years and 123 days).

Bellingham unveils new celebration

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Bellingham's new celebration with Trent Alexander-Arnold after he scored for England against Serbia has gone viral on social media.

The 20-year-old midfielder unveiled his new signature celebration, then shared a never-before-seen moment with Alexander-Arnold, both kneeling and covering their faces in a choreographed move.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..