Jude William Bellingham (born June 23, 2003) is a highly talented and accomplished professional footballer currently occupying the position of a midfielder for the Bundesliga Powerhouse, Borussia Dortmund, and also representing the England National Team.
He is reportedly embarking on a new journey, which he would join the Esteem La Liga club, Real Madrid.
Jude was born and raised in Stourbridge, England, where he was raised and nurtured along with his brother, Jobe Bellingham, by their parent, Mark Bellingham, and his mother, Denise Bellingham.
His father, Mark Bellingham, held the position of a sergeant at the West Midlands Police, while his younger brother Jobe is also a professional footballer, playing as a Midfielder for the EFL Championship club, Sunderland.
He completed his early education at Priory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Jude’s career began at a younger age, when he would display exceptional talent, catching the attention of scouts and football enthusiasts alike.
Jude began his professional career with Birmingham City, making his first-team debut at 16 on August 6, 2019, in a Carabao Cup match against Portsmouth. This made him the youngest-ever player to feature for Birmingham City, surpassing the previous record held by Trevor Francis.
He made his league debut on August 10, 2019, in a match against Brentford, becoming the club’s youngest-ever league player. Jude quickly established himself as a key player, displaying maturity and skill beyond his years.
Jude‘s impressive performances for Birmingham City caught the attention of top European clubs, and on July 20, 2020, it was announced that he had signed for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga. He made his competitive debut for Dortmund on September 14, 2020, in a 3-0 victory over MSV Duisburg in the DFB-Pokal.
Jude‘s first Bundesliga appearance came on September 19, 2020, against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He became an integral part of Dortmund’s midfield, showcasing his versatility and technical abilities.
Jude continued to excel in his second season with Borussia Dortmund. On March 9, 2022, he scored his first Champions League goal against Sporting CP. His performances in the competition helped Dortmund reach the quarterfinals, and Jude’s contribution earned him widespread acclaim. He also impressed domestically, playing a crucial role in Dortmund’s pursuit of the Bundesliga title.
In the 2022-2023 season, Jude‘s development and impact on the pitch grew. He became a regular starter for both Dortmund and the England national team.
Jude made his senior international debut for England on November 11, 2020, in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland. His performances for England earned him a place in the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, where he played a pivotal role in England’s journey to the semi-finals.
On June 7, 2023, Dortmund officially announced that Jude Bellingham would be transferred to La Liga club Real Madrid after the season.
Real Madrid also announced that Jude Bellingham was officially signed on June 14, 2023, with a six-year contract. He would be playing number 5, which Jesus Vallejo previously played.
Jude Bellingham is currently in a romantic relationship with a young 22-years old model, Asantewa Chitty.
Jude stands at a height of about 1.86m and weighs about 75kg.
Jude Bellingham has an estimated net worth of approximately US$6 million.