Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has won the 2023 Golden Boy award for the best player in Europe aged under 21.
Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport awarded the 2023 Golden Boy to Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham. He will receive his award at a gala in Turin on December 4.
This prize was established 20 years ago and is voted for by 50 sports journalists across the continent. Jamal Musiala at Bayern Munich, Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund, and Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal, were the other notable nominees, but Bellingham won 97% of the vote.
In a video message on tuttosport.com, Bellingham said: “I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for me for the 2023 Golden Boy. I really appreciate it.
“I’d like to thank everyone that’s been part of my journey so far at Birmingham, Dortmund and now Madrid. It wouldn’t be possible without them. There’s so many, I’d be here for hours naming them all.
“Lastly and most importantly my family, who give me the support and the motivation and the love every day to keep striving.
“Now that I’ve got this beautiful award, I want to keep going and keep pushing the limits of my potential and hopefully many more trophies to come.”
The 20-year-old Bellingham also received the Kopa Trophy for the best young player in the world at the Ballon d’Or ceremony last month.
Bellingham has scored 13 goals in his first 14 matches for Real Madrid in all competitions.