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Jude Bellingham's Champions League stats and records: Youngest English starter and scorer

Who is the youngest-ever English scorer in the UEFA Champions League? Just one of the records that already belongs to midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has now scored in his first four games in the competition for Real Madrid.

Jude Bellingham celebrates his first Champions League goal for Real Madrid
Jude Bellingham celebrates his first Champions League goal for Real Madrid Getty Images

Having left Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham celebrated his status as one of the hottest properties in European football with goals in his first four UEFA Champions League games for the Spanish side. The 20-year-old England midfielder has been rewriting history in the competition and already has a number of records to his name. UEFA.com picks out the key stats and milestones.

Bellingham's Champions League stats

Appearances: 28
Goals
: 10
Assists
: 8

Bellingham's goals
Dortmund 1-2 Man City, 14/04/2021
Beşiktaş 1-2 Dortmund, 15/09/2021
Dortmund 3-0 Copenhagen, 06/09/2022
Man City 2-1 Dortmund, 14/09/2022
Sevilla 1-4 Dortmund, 05/10/2022
Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla, 11/10/2022
7 Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin, 20/09/23
8 Napoli 2-3 Real Madrid, 03/10/23
9 Braga 1-2 Real Madrid, 24/10/23
10 Real Madrid 4-2 Napoli, 29/11/23

Youngest English player to score in the Champions League

17 years 289 days
Dortmund 1-2 Man City, 14/04/2021

Bellingham's first Champions League goal was in this quarter-final second leg, simultaneously making him the youngest-ever English player to net in the competition as well as Dortmund's youngest-ever scorer in the competition. He stands ninth on the all-time list.

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Youngest English player to start a Champions League game

17 years 113 days
Lazio 3-1 Dortmund, 20/10/2020

Youngest English player to start a Champions League knockout game

17 years 233 days
Sevilla 2-3 Dortmund, 17/02/2021

Youngest player to start ten Champions League games

18 years 91 days
Dortmund 1-0 Sporting, 28/09/2021

Youngest English player to score in a Champions League away game

18 years 78 days
Beşiktaş 1-2 Dortmund, 15/09/2021

Youngest player to score in consecutive Champions League games

18 years 78 days
Beşiktaş 1-2 Dortmund, 15/09/2021

This record spanned two seasons, taking in Bellingham's goals against Man City and Beşiktaş.

First English teenager to score in three different Champions League campaigns 

Bellingham has registered in all four of his Champions League campaigns to date, starting with that record effort against City in the 2020/21 last eight. He struck just once in 2021/22 – against Beşiktaş on Matchday 1 – and again opened his account on the opening night of 2022/23. He repeated the trick for Madrid on Matchday 1 in 2023/24, but is no longer a teenager having turned 20 in June.

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Most Champions League goals scored by an English teenager

Bellingham already had six Champions League goals to his name by the time of his 20th birthday.

Youngest captain to score in a Champions League match

19 years 98 days
Sevilla 1-4 Dortmund, 05/10/2022

Second-youngest player to start a Champions League quarter-final

17 years 281 days
Man City 2-1 Dortmund, 06/04/2021

Second-youngest scorer in a Champions League knockout game

17 years 289 days
Dortmund 1-2 Man City, 14/04/2021

Third-youngest captain in Champions League history

19 years 98 days
Sevilla 1-4 Dortmund, 05/10/2022

Opta Sports has Bellingham as the third-youngest captain in Champions League history, after Rúben Neves (Porto, 18 years 221 days) and Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax, 19 years 51 days)

Youngest player to score a 90th-minute winner for Madrid in Champions League history

20 years 83 days
Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin, 20/09/23

Opta also has Bellingham as the youngest player to score a 90th-minute winner for Real Madrid in the Champions League, and the youngest Englishman to do so in the competition for any side.

He is the fourth player to score on his both his La Liga and Champions League debut for the club in the 21st century, after Cristiano Ronaldo (2009), Isco (2013) and Marco Asensio (2016).

Third player to score on his first two Champions League games for Real Madrid

Napoli 2-3 Real Madrid, 03/10/23

The midfielder's goal in Naples made him only the third player to find the net in his first two Champions League appearances for Madrid, after Christian Karembeu in 1998 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

Second player to score on his first three Champions League games for Real Madrid

Braga 1-2 Real Madrid, 24/10/23

Bellingham made it three goals in as many Champions League outings for Madrid with his goal in Portugal on Matchday 3; he is only the second player to score in his first three games for the club in the competition, again after Karembeu in 1998.

First English player to score ten Champions League goals before his 21st birthday

Real Madrid 4-2 Napoli, 29/11/23

Having been an unused substitute on Matchday 4 due to a shoulder injury, Bellingham returned against Napoli to make it four goals in as many Champions League appearances for Madrid and become the first English player – and only the fourth overall – to find the net ten times in the competition before his 21st birthday.

Jude Bellingham after scoring his first Champions League goal
Jude Bellingham after scoring his first Champions League goal AFP via Getty Images
Bellingham celebrates his second Champions League goal
Bellingham celebrates his second Champions League goalGetty Images
Bellingham netted his third Champions League goal in a 3-0 triumph over Copenhagen
Bellingham netted his third Champions League goal in a 3-0 triumph over CopenhagenBorussia Dortmund/Getty Images
Bellingham celebrates scoring for the fourth time in the Champions League
Bellingham celebrates scoring for the fourth time in the Champions LeagueGetty Images
Bellingham made it five Champions League goals in a 4-1 triumph over Sevilla
Bellingham made it five Champions League goals in a 4-1 triumph over SevillaDeFodi Images via Getty Images
Mats Hummels congratulates Bellingham on his sixth Champions League goal
Mats Hummels congratulates Bellingham on his sixth Champions League goalDeFodi Images via Getty Images
Bellingham wheels away after scoring his seventh Champions League goal on his first appearance in the competition for Real Madrid
Bellingham wheels away after scoring his seventh Champions League goal on his first appearance in the competition for Real Madrid Getty Images
Bellingham is mobbed after scoring his eighth Champions League goal and his second in as many games for Madrid
Bellingham is mobbed after scoring his eighth Champions League goal and his second in as many games for MadridAFP via Getty Images
Bellingham scores at Braga, the third successive Champions League game in which he had found the net
Bellingham scores at Braga, the third successive Champions League game in which he had found the netAFP via Getty Images

Bellingham after scoring his tenth Champions League goal, against Napoli
Bellingham after scoring his tenth Champions League goal, against NapoliUEFA via Getty Images