Jude Bellingham: 9 interesting things to know about Real Madrid new signing

Jude Bellingham is close to joining Real Madrid (All you need to know about him)

Jude Bellingham: 9 interesting things to know about Real Madrid new signing

Stephen Oladehinde 21:32 - 07.06.2023

Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has completed his move to Real Madrid after both parties agreed a deal.

The England international has been in sensational form for Dortmund leaving them on a title charge and also winning the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich.

The youngster has drawn a lot of attention from top clubs in Europe with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid all looking to sign him.

His destination has therefore been set to Spain as Real Madrid officially announce the signing of the English star for a transfer deal worth €100 million.

The youngster is now Real Madrid's newest recruit and we take a look at nine important things about Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham in action as Dortmund
Bellingham in action as Dortmund

1. About Bellingham

The midfielder's full name is Jude Victor William Bellingham. He was born on 29 June 2003 in Stourbridge, in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands. He attended Priory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

He is the eldest son of Denise and Mark Bellingham who are his parents. He also has a younger brother named Jobe Bellingham.

His father was a renowned goal scorer in non-League football and served as a sergeant in the West Midlands Police until 2022.

2. Girlfriend 

Currently, Instagram model Asantewa Chitty and Jude Bellingham are dating. She frequently posts updates from her personal and professional lives on her Instagram account.

Chitty is well-known for her travel and lifestyle posts on Instagram. Despite only having 18 posts, @santchitty, who goes by that handle on Instagram, has nearly 21,000 followers as a result of her lifestyle photos showcasing her love of fashion. 

She also has a TikTok account with videos that have really taken off, garnering over 330,000 likes for movies that span from hotel visits to shopping sprees. 

Jude Bellingham's girlfirend  Asantewa Chitty
Jude Bellingham's girlfirend Asantewa Chitty

3. Early life at Birmingham City

Bellingham started as an under-8 when he joined Birmingham City. At the age of 14, he participated in their under-18 squad, and at the age of 15, he made his under-23 team debut.

In 2019, Bellingham was highlighted as being of interest to top European clubs and made FourFourTwo's list of the "50 most interesting youngsters in English football.

After participating in the EFL Cup, he was gradually incorporated into the first squad and became Birmingham City's youngest-ever first-team player.

Swansea City defeated Birmingham City 3-0 where he made his League debut as a second-half substitute.

Bellingham became Birmingham's youngest-ever goal scorer at the age of 16 years and 63 days when he scored the game-winning goal, via a deflection as Birmingham defeated Stoke.

Bellingham at Birmingham City
Bellingham at Birmingham City

4. Dortmund career

Bellingham became the most expensive 17-year-old in history when he signed with Dortmund for an initial cost of £25 million, according to Sky Sports.

The international English player made his debut in the DFB-Pokal against third-tier MSV Duisburg in September 2020 at the age of 17 where he scored in a 5–0 win, becoming the club's youngest goalscorer in the DFB-Pokal

He made his league debut with an assist during a 3–0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach and was named the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for September.

5. International Career

In December 2016, the 19-year-old played against Turkey on his England under-15 debut. He later served as the team's captain throughout the 2017–18 campaign, and at the 2018 Birmingham City Academy awards ceremony, he received a Special Achievement Award.

He was included in England's under-17 squad for the Syrenka Cup before moving to the under-21 squad for European Championship qualifiers.

Bellingham received his first call-up to the England senior team in November 2020, following the withdrawals of Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Ward-Prowse due to injuries.

Jude Bellingham playing for England at the World Cup
Jude Bellingham playing for England at the World Cup

He was selected for England's team for the UEFA Euro 2020 competition and made his debut in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley.

Bellingham became the second-youngest England scorer at a World Cup with his first goal for his country in England's 6-2 victory over Iran in their opening match of the 2022 World Cup on November 21, 2022.

He has since then become a regular first-team player for Gareth Southgate and has been loved by the English fans.

Jude Bellingham at Dortmund
Jude Bellingham at Dortmund

6. Style of play

Jude Bellingham is known for his directness and forward play. He majorly plays as a centre midfielder both for Dortmund and England.

He is also known for his versatility where he can play as a defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder.

His height and strength are major advantages for him on the field which he uses when he wants to drive at the heart of the opposition’s defence line.

7. Career statistics

Bellingham has made a total of 176 appearances in all competitions since he started his career at Birmingham City and moved to Dortmund and has scored 28 goals.

The youngster has scored in every reputable tournament he has played in. He scored four goals in the Championship when he was at Birmingham. He scored 12 goals in all three seasons at Dortmund.

He has scored four goals in the German League Cup, and eight goals in Europe. He has also made 24 appearances for England and scored just one goal which came in the 2022 World Cup. 

8. Jude Bellingham Achievements and Awards

Jude Bellingham has also received Notable Awards and Achievements for himself after his breakout season at Birmingham City.


  • Birmingham City Under-15/16 Goal of the Season: 2018
  • Birmingham City Special Achievement Award: 2018
  • Syrenka Cup Player of the Tournament: 2019
  • EFL Young Player of the Month: November 2019
  • Birmingham City Young Player of the Year: 2019–20
  • EFL Young Player of the Season: 2019–20
  • Championship Apprentice of the Year: 2019–20
  • Bundesliga Rookie of the Month: September 2020
  • Bundesliga Goal of the Month: October 2021
  • Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2021–22, 2022–23
  • Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2022–23
  • VDV Bundesliga Newcomer of the Season: 2020–21
  • VDV Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2021–22
  • Kopa Trophy runner-up: 2021
  • Goal NXGN: 2022
  • IFFHS Men's World's Best Youth Player: 2022

England National team

  • UEFA European Championship runner-up: 2020

9. Personal records at Dortmund

Bellingham is now officially a Real Madrid player after Dortmund agreed a fee for his transfer.

The midfielder has been in spectacular form for Dortmund and has created some records during his three years at the Club.

The England star who has made a name for himself is the first ever youngest player to reach 50 Bundesliga wins.

The youngster also has a record in the Champions League as one of the teenagers to score in three Champions League seasons at the age of 17 years, joining the likes of Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe in the list.