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Bellingham is England’s new prince. Image: BBC

Jude Bellingham shatters a Cristiano Ronaldo record by THREE years at Euro 2024

This dude is going straight to the top if he isn’t there already.

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Bellingham is England’s new prince. Image: BBC

England and Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham has shattered a Cristiano Ronaldo record at Euro 2024.

Bellingham comes up trumps for England in Euro 2024 opener

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side didn’t produce their most fluent display on matchday 1 of Euro 2024 but got the job done with a 1-0 win over Serbia. Their goal came courtesy of a thunderous Jude Bellingham header following good work and a right-footed cross from Arsenal star Bukayo Saka. It’s been a great couple of weeks for Bellingham who also won the Champions League with Real Madrid. The former Birmingham City and Borussia Dortmund midfield dynamo has now appeared at three major tournaments, becoming the youngest man to do so at the tender age of 20. The previous best mark was held by Portugal and Los Blancos icon Cristiano Ronaldo who was 23 at Euro 2008. Bellingham was only 17 years and 349 days old when he made his Euros debut for England at the last Euros edition. That made him the youngest player in history to appear at the competition.

Jude transferring his club form to the international stage

In his debut campaign for Real Madrid, Bellingham was a key figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s team’s push to Champions League and LaLiga crowns as well as the Spanish Super Cup. The Englishman scored a stunning 19 goals with five assists in 28 league appearances. He got four goals and five assists in 11 outings en route to Madrid’s 15th European Cup crown.

Cristiano Ronaldo is breaking some new records too

CR7 started and captained Portugal in their 2-1 over Czechia on Tuesday18 June. This is now his SIXTH participation at a Euros tournament after turning out in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. Ronaldo and his team were runners-up to shock winners Greece in 2004 when the showpiece was staged in Portugal. CR7 was still a teenager. In 2016, they went all the way by beating France to lift their first-ever piece of major silverware. Now 39, Ronaldo would love to take his side deep into the tournament again.

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CR7 holding the European Championship won in 2016. Image: Goal

What’s on the horizon at Euro 2024?

Wednesday 19 June fixtures

Croatia face Albania at 15:00 looking to atone for a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Spain on MD1. Meanwhile, Germany lock horns with Hungary at 18:00 and Scotland meet Switzerland at 21:00.

Can England go all the way at Euro 2024 spearheaded by the talented Jude Bellingham?

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