Bellingham Brothers’ Shirt Name Mystery Uncovered at Euro 2024

Bellingham Brothers’ Shirt Name Mystery Uncovered at Euro 2024

Since arriving at Real Madrid last summer Jude Bellingham has continued the prodigious start to his young career.

Entrusted by Carlo Ancelotti to play an integral role for Los Blancos, Bellingham was an instant hit in the Spanish capital, playing a starring role as Real won La Liga and were once again crowned kings of Europe.

Deployed in offensively than he had been at Dortmund, Bellingham ultimately finished third in La Liga’s scoring charts and currently sits as a leading contender to become the first Englishman to win the Ballon d’Or since Michael Owen in 2001.

While Jude has enjoyed unprecedented success on the continent ahead of featuring for England at Euro 2024, his younger brother Jobe has blazed his own trail in the football league.

After joining Sunderland from boyhood club Birmingham in June, the younger Bellingham has enjoyed a flying start to his career in the North East… all without his surname featuring on his shirt.

Jobe Bellingham (left) is forging his own path in football as superstar brother Jude (right) prepares for Euro 2024

The elder of the two joined Real Madrid last summer and was an instant hit as they secured league and European glory

The elder of the two joined Real Madrid last summer and was an instant hit as they secured league and European glory

Having already represented England at multiple youth levels, and appearing in all but one of the Black Cats league fixtures last season, Jobe is attracting interest from multiple Premier League clubs. 

However, since joining Sunderland, the 18-year-old has opted to adorn his No 7 shirt with just his first name.

The move required approval from the EFL and was done so the younger of the two brothers could forge his own identity in the sport.

‘I think he’s trying to create his own identity,’ said Tony Mowbray, the man responsible for bringing Jobe to the Stadium of Light last summer.

‘He doesn’t want to live off the back of his brother’s name; he wants to be the footballer that he is and show people what he can do.’

The 18-year-old made the decision to allow himself to build his own legacy in football

The 18-year-old made the decision to allow himself to build his own legacy in football

Tottenham are reported to be one of a number of suitors interested in securing Jobe’s signature this summer.

Crystal Palace and Brentford have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, with Sunderland said to be demanding a £20m fee to part ways with Bellingham. 

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