Jude Bellingham Becomes the First English Teenager to Start a Champions League Game As Captain

Jude Bellingham Becomes the First English Teenager to Start a Champions League Game As Captain

  • Jude Bellingham is set to chalk yet another remarkable feat at the tender age of 19, when he captains Dortmund in their Champions League encounter against Sevilla on Wednesday night
  • Bellingham, who has evolved into a refined attacking midfielder over the past 18 months, is expected to lead Dortmund in their next Champions League assignment
  • The 19-year-old is believed to be a top target for a flurry of top European outfits including Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid

English youngster Jude Bellingham will become the first English teenager to start a Champions League game as captain, when Borussia Dortmund play as guests to Sevilla.

The 19-year-old attacker has been in splendid form since the start of the current campaign.

Owing to injury to substantive skipper Marco Reus and deputy Mats Hummels, the Englishman received the rarest of opportunities to lead Dortmund in the Bundesliga over the weekend.

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Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League
Jude Bellingham becomes the first teenager at 19 years and 122 days old to start as captain in a Champions League game for Dortmund. Photo credit: @BlackYellow
Source: Twitter

Despite his captainship tenure not going according to plan - ending in a 3-2 loss to FC Koln - Bellingham has been handed another opportunity by coach Terzic to lead his charges against Sevilla.

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According to Squawka, at 19 years and 122 days old, Bellingham is the first English teenager to start a Champions League game as captain of his side.

He would hope to guide Dortmund to winning ways after the German side fell to Group G pacesetters Manchester City, surrendering an early lead.

Bellingham has become one of the world's most coveted players since joining the Bundesliga outfit as a teenager back in 2020 and a host of European heavyweights have been circling around him for his signature in recent months.

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Top five accomplishments of Real Madrid target Jude Bellingham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jude Bellingham is currently rated as one of the brightest young players in the world, with the Borussia Dortmund star set to make his 100th appearance for the Bundesliga giants.

The England international joined BVB in 2020 and has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of the Black and Yellow in just two years at the Signal Iduna Park.

Bellingham has won several accolades as a Borussia Dortmund player and with the 19-year-old midfielder set to make his 100th appearance for BVB, the Bundesliga has highlighted his top 5 milestones in his career.

Source: Sports Brief News