Real Madrid sensation Jude Bellingham has hit a career high, earning the title of ‘Player of the Century’ from the esteemed Spanish . The recognition comes amidst a stellar season for the English star, who has drawn comparisons to club legend Zinedine Zidane.
Before the crucial clash with Girona, there was chatter about Bellingham’s recent goal drought. However, he swiftly silenced his critics in spectacular fashion. After an early goal from a teammate, Bellingham showcased his prowess by netting two goals himself, propelling Real Madrid to a commanding lead at the Bernabeu.
His performance didn’t go unnoticed. Highlighted data from OptaJose, revealing that Bellingham’s 16 La Liga goals in a single season surpassed records set by previous midfielders at Real Madrid in the 21st century. He’s now on the verge of breaking longstanding records, including Luis del Sol’s tally from 1960-1961.
With several games left in the season, Bellingham could rewrite the history books further, potentially eclipsing milestones set by legendary players like Fernando Hierro. Even without additional goals, his current tally of 20 goals stands as a remarkable achievement, comparable to the likes of David Beckham.
While some argue he should be dubbed the ‘Midfielder of the Century,’ comparisons to Zinedine Zidane are inevitable. Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s head coach, acknowledged Bellingham’s quality, drawing parallels between the two players’ abilities.
As Bellingham continues to shine on the pitch, fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this rising star in the world of football.