Jude Bellingham wins La Liga Player of the Season 2023/24 award

The Englishman won the league title with Real Madrid in his first season

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Jude Bellingham scored 19 goals in La Liga this season. — Reuters

Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham won the La Liga Player of the Season 2023/24 award after an impressive year with Los Blancos where he clinched the league title.

Bellingham, 20, was one of Madrid’s most important players as he netted 19 goals and provided six assists in 28 league games and cruised the Whites to their record-extending 36th La Liga title.

The Englishman was on fire during the first half of the season, scoring almost in every match which helped Carlo Ancelotti’s men to take a commendable lead on the points table.

Talking after receiving his award, Bellingham thanked his teammates and everyone who helped him win the award.

“Thank you for this award. I’m sorry I couldn’t be here - well actually, I’m not, we are getting ready for the Champions League final. But thank you to my club, my team-mates and everyone who voted,” Bellingham said.

The Englishman is currently preparing to appear in his first-ever UEFA Champions League final where he will face his former club Borussia Dortmund at England’s iconic Wembley Stadium.

It is worth mentioning that Bellingham was signed by the Whites for a record €103m fee and the 20-year-old justified the massive price tag ever since his debut with the 14-time Champions League winners.

Despite being 20 years old in a star-studded team, Bellingham adapted to life in the Spanish capital very quickly as he not only became the team’s best player but also emerged as a fan favourite.

With 23 goals and 10 assists, Bellingham tops the goalscoring chart of the club across seasons and has three more than his nearest rival in the team, Vinicius Junior, who has 20 goals to his name.

It must be noted that Bellingham was on the radar of many top clubs during the transfer window with Man City, Real Madrid and Liverpool going head-to-head to get the 20-year-old's signature. In the end, the English footballer preferred Real Madrid — the club of his dreams.