Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has come out to tip Jude Bellingham to win the Ballon d’Or in the nearest future. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, it is obvious that we are almost at the cycle where Messi and Ronaldo dominated the world of football, so he believes Bellingham can be at the forefront of the next generation of stars that will take over.
Rooney added that if Jude keeps up his current performance with Real Madrid, he can win the Ballon d’Or very soon.
His words, “If he keeps doing what he’s doing then why not? Again we’ve gone through that cycle of Messi and Ronaldo where they’ve dominated that. I’m sure there will be five or six players fighting to try and win the next one. I’m sure if he keeps doing what he’s doing he’ll be right up there.
It’s great to see a young English lad take the opportunity to go and play abroad, be brave, he did really well in Germany and is now at one of the biggest club in the world and really shining. I’m really pleased for him and hopefully he can take that into the Euros and help us be successful.”
Jude Victor William Bellingham (born 29 June 2003) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and the England national team.
Bellingham joined Birmingham City as an under-8, became the club’s youngest ever first-team player when he made his senior debut in August 2019, at the age of 16 years, 38 days, and played regularly during the 2019–20 season. He joined Borussia Dortmund in July 2020, and in his first appearance became their youngest ever goalscorer. Over three seasons with the club he made 132 appearances, was a member of their 2020–21 DFB-Pokal-winning team, and helped them finish as runners-up in the 2022–23 Bundesliga. He signed for Real Madrid in June 2023.
Jude Victor William Bellingham was born on 29 June 2003 in Stourbridge, in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, the eldest son of Denise and Mark Bellingham. His father Mark was, until 2022, a sergeant in the West Midlands Police, and a prolific goalscorer in non-League football.
Bellingham’s younger brother, Jobe, is also a footballer. Bellingham attended Priory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
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