27th November, 2023
Real Madrid midfielder, Jude Bellingham has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s record at Los Blancos after scoring in their 3-0 La Liga win over Cadiz.
Bellingham scored a goal with 16 minutes remaining as Real Madrid resumed their league campaign with a victory against Cadiz following the international break.
The England international has made an immediate impact since his £88.5m move to Carlo Ancelotti’s side from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, with 14 goals in 15 appearances so far for his team.
His latest goal against Cadiz saw him become the only player in Real Madrid’s history to score more than 13 goals in their first 15 games.
Ronaldo also enjoyed a fine start to life at Real Madrid after his £80m move from Manchester United back in 2009 with 13 goals in his first 15 appearances in all competitions.
But the Portugal captain could only equal that benchmark set by the club’s former players Alfredo Di Stefano in 1953 and Pruden in 1943.
However, Bellingham’s latest achievement also puts him ahead of other former Real Madrid stars, including Ferenc Puskas (11 goals) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (9 goals).