Jude Bellingham has enjoyed a stellar start to his first campaign for Real Madrid. With 14 goals in 15 games, the England international has scored the most goals by any Real Madrid player in the first 15 games. Yes, that includes the greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Di Stefano, who scored 13 strikes in 15 games for Los Blancos. And no, Bellingham's not just scored so-called “tap-ins.”
The England international rifled one through the Barcelona goal during the first El Clasico of the season, his thirteenth. He then scored the game-winner in stoppage time, further stamping his surreal start for Los Blancos.
So how did the $140 million man score his dozen-plus goals for Real Madrid? Let's have a recap on the player living up to Galactico status.
How many goals does Jude Bellingham have for Real Madrid this 23/24 season?
Let's start with Jude's Real Madrid opener against Athletic Club in game one of the La Liga season. The attacking midfielder one-timed a cross in the first half that took an intelligent early bounce to go beyond the goalkeeper's reach.
Bellingham scored two more in the following game against Almeria, along with an assist. Given his never-say-die attitude, Bellingham notched two consecutive game-winners in the next two matches.
Real Madrid's new Zidane scored eight goals in the first eight matches of the season, surpassing the number he attained in the Bundesliga last season.
Bellingham's debut season at Real Madrid got even better as he scored in his first Champions League match against Union Berlin. In the subsequent Napoli and Braga matches, he'd score one apiece to put Real Madrid securely atop Group C. In the group stage rematch against Napoli, he scored another, becoming the fourth player in Champions League history to score 10 goals before age 21.
But the 20-year-old's magic doesn't stop there.
Barcelona brace sees Jude gaining legendary status
Bellingham is already earning legendary status at Real Madrid for his first El Clasico performance.
First, he hit a 30-yard thunderbolt equalizer in the second half. He followed that up with a “right place, right time” knock-in during stoppage time to seal the comeback win. After all, he made the opportunistic run.
How long can Bellingham's hot streak at Real Madrid last? For one, it's not luck. Even if the boy stops scoring, his influence on the game is enormous. In addition to fifteen strikes, he's got three assists and eight Man of the Matches to his name.
It's easy to see why the Madrid faithful are touting Bellingham for next season's Ballon d'Or.
Tracking Jude's sensational start for Real Madrid
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