Jude Bellingham: Born in England, made in Europe

Heroes & Humans of Football

30-05-2024 • 1 hr 6 mins

Jude Bellingham could go down as the best English player to never play in the Premier League, but how did he go from a shy and polite young boy from Stourbridge, to an integral part of Real Madrid's push for the Champions League title this season? This episode describes the careful and precise decisions of Jude Bellingham's career so far that have led him to the biggest stage of world football, despite still being 20 years old. From the thinking behind his shirt number at Birmingham, to rejecting England's biggest clubs in favour of a move to Germany.  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction to the podcast episode on Jude Bellingham. 00:02:07 - Discussing Bellingham being compared to the fictional character Roy of the Rovers. 00:07:00 - Bellingham's background and upbringing in Birmingham. 00:10:12 - Insights from Bellingham's youth coach Paul Robinson on coaching him at Birmingham City. 00:16:13 - Bellingham's decision to join Borussia Dortmund instead of clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea. 00:22:48 - Bellingham's time at Borussia Dortmund and his relationship with players like Erling Haaland. 00:29:27 - Bellingham's performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 00:32:07 - Bellingham's transfer to Real Madrid in 2023. 00:41:44 - Bellingham's incredible goalscoring form for Real Madrid in his first season. 00:49:54 - Discussion on Bellingham's potential legacy and future. 00:57:20 - The rising trend of incredibly talented young footballers emerging at a very young age. 01:05:00 - Speculating on what profession Bellingham could have pursued if not football. Follow @heroesandhumans everywhere. Instagram TikTok Facebook X Visit our website for news & updates heroesandhumans.com