Jude Bellingham has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo and become a Real Madrid record breaker following his goal in a 3-0 victory against Cadiz on Sunday.
Bellingham’s record-breaking goal comes off of the back of an International break, which he had to sit out from due to a shoulder injury.
The England midfielder was a doubt for Madrid’s match against Cadiz, but was played by manager Carlo Ancelotti who insisted that “He still has problems with his shoulder but he feels fine with the protection”.
It was a decision that would prove to be fruitful, with Bellingham finding the back of the net after a Rodrygo brace to seal a comfortable 3-0 win for Los Blancos.
Bellingham’s goal would also fire him past Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo to become a new record holder at the club.
The 20-year-old has netted 14 goals in 15 appearances since making his £88.5 million move from Borussia Dortmund in the Summer.
His goal against Cadiz on Sunday made him the only Real Madrid player in the club’s history to score more than 13 goals in their opening 15 matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his own sensational £80 million move to Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, netted 13 goals in his first 15 games for Los Blancos.
This made the Portuguese super star a tie record-holder alongside club legend Alfredo Di Stefano, who also laid claim to 13 goals in his first 15 matches for Madrid all the way back in 1953/1954.
To give some more perspective on Bellingham’s achievement – Ronaldo De Lima netted 6 goals in his first 15 games at Madrid, with Karim Benzema netting 5, Raul 7, and Ruud Van Nistelrooy 9.
Only club legends Ferenc Puskas and Pruden got anywhere near to Cristiano Ronaldo & Alfredo Di Stefano before Bellingham’s arrival – netting 11 and 13 goals in their first 15 matches over 60 years ago.
Jude Bellingham’s impact has been felt immediately since his arrival at Madrid in June, with his latest achievement a testament to how well he has fitted in at the club.
Los Blancos resume action this Wednesday when they play host to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League, with kickoff at 8PM GMT.