Jude Bellingham Wins 2023 Golden Boy with Outstanding Speech
Jude Bellingham, the eminent footballer from Real Madrid and England, has proudly accepted the esteemed 2023 Golden Boy award. Presented by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, this accolade honors the top player under 21 in Europe across a calendar year.
Recognized for his exceptional performances at Borussia Dortmund, Madrid, and the English national team, Bellingham stood out as the frontrunner for this prestigious award. His impactful contributions nearly led Dortmund to clinch the Bundesliga title, falling agonizingly short to Bayern Munich on a dramatic final day.
Following his transfer to Real Madrid for £88 million in the summer, Bellingham has astoundingly scored 15 goals in just 17 games for Los Blancos. He surpassed formidable contenders like Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala and Barcelona’s Alejandro Balde to claim this honor, becoming the first Englishman since Raheem Sterling in 2014 to win the award.
“[I’m] very lucky to be playing football because I don’t have a clue what I’d be doing if I wasn’t. Probably at university, messing around!” 😅
Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham speaks after collecting the 2023 Golden Boy award in Turin 🤝🌟 pic.twitter.com/gdqPedDI3S
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 4, 2023
During the ceremony, Bellingham expressed his pride in winning the Golden Boy Award. He attributed his success to the responsibility instilled in him since his early days in the Academy, emphasizing his love for that commitment. His sole focus remains on continual improvement and aiding Real Madrid in their pursuit of trophies, both domestically and internationally.
He spoke highly of Real Madrid, calling it the premier club globally and expressing his pride in representing them. Bellingham expressed his aspirations to triumph in all competitions with his club and the England national team.
Previous winners of this illustrious award include legendary names such as Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe. Looking forward, Bellingham tipped three promising talents—Arda Güler, his former teammate Jamie Bynoe-Gittens from Borussia Dortmund, and his brother Jobe—as potential winners of the 2024 award. These endorsements reflect Bellingham’s keen eye for burgeoning talents within the footballing realm.