Jude Bellingham Makes History as First English Player to Win LaLiga Player of the Month
In a remarkable feat, Jude Bellingham has secured the prestigious title of LaLiga Player of the Month. The 20-year-old British talent transitioned from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid in a monumental £113 million transfer this past June. Bellingham’s initiation into the Spanish football giant has been nothing short of sensational, boasting an impressive four goals and an assist in his initial three appearances.
The young star showcased his scoring prowess with goals in victories over Athletic Club and Almeria, followed by a dramatic late winner against Celta Vigo, which contributed to Carlo Ancelotti’s side kicking off their league campaign perfectly.
Unveiling this outstanding achievement, LaLiga disclosed on Thursday that Bellingham has been hailed as the standout player in the league for the month of August.
Notably, Bellingham has solidified his position as the first English player to grasp this illustrious award, outshining esteemed football figures such as Steve McManaman, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, and Laurie Cunningham.
A product of Birmingham City’s academy, Bellingham joins the exclusive company of Wesley Sneijder and Cristiano Ronaldo as only the third player to secure goals in his initial three appearances for Real Madrid.
Beyond the pitch, Bellingham and his fellow Real Madrid teammates were captured enjoying their time at the elegant Verde Beach Club on the French Riviera, as reported by Mail Sport. The talented midfielder’s exceptional form in Spain is evident through his impressive record of four goals in five games for the LaLiga powerhouse.
In his latest feat, Bellingham clinched a crucial goal during their 1-0 victory against Celta Vigo, securing the win with a strike in the 81st minute.
Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, praised Bellingham’s remarkable goal-scoring prowess, highlighting that the young talent has seamlessly taken up the mantle left by Karim Benzema, who transferred to Al-Ittihad during the summer. Ancelotti’s words were poignant: “We believe that Jude Bellingham’s arrival compensates for Benzema’s absence, while avoiding excessive comparisons.”
In summary, Jude Bellingham’s historic achievement as the first English player to be crowned LaLiga Player of the Month is a testament to his exceptional abilities and a promising start to his journey with Real Madrid.