Jude Bellingham CL stats & odds: How he compares to other successful expats

Jude Bellingham has enjoyed a sensational start to life in Spain after joining Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund last summer. He has been doing the business in domestic competitions and in Europe with the Jude Bellingham CL stats rivalling the very best that the continent has to offer.

With the Englishman starting five of his team’s Champions League group games, Real Madrid eased through to the Last 16, winning every group match and scoring 16 goals in the process.

Bellingham has been operating either on the left of a midfield quartet or at the top of a diamond for Los Blancos and that has resulted in him getting in many advanced positions which has helped him score 18 goals already in Real Madrid colours.

The goals have slightly dried up since the turn of the year though, with Bellingham netting only once in 2024 so far and that was a penalty.

Jude Bellingham vs Union Berlin
Bellingham takes aim against Union Berlin in the group stage – Photo by Icon Sport

Jude Bellingham CL stats & odds

How many Champions League goals has Jude Bellingham scored?

Jude Bellingham has scored four Champions League goals so far this season with a strike rate of one every 113 minutes which is even better than his goals per minute average in La Liga. He also netted four times in the group stage of last season’s competition for Dortmund.

While Real Madrid progressed without dropping points, there were still several moments in the group where they looked in danger and needed Bellingham to come up with a big contribution.

On matchday one, they were heading for a goalless home draw against Union Berlin before Bellingham’s close range 94th minute finish secured a 1-0 win. Meanwhile the two meetings with Napoli both saw Real fall behind, only to quickly level and ultimately take the lead through Bellingham goals, with a stunning solo run and finish in Naples the most memorable of his Champions League strikes to date.

The English international’s ability to score different types of goals has been really striking both in La Liga and the Champions League. He also scored a stunning long-range goal in El Clasico as Real came from behind to win 2-1, but the majority of his goals have been instinctive close range finishes while there have been four headers, three in La Liga and one in the UCL.

Jude Bellingham vs Napoli
Bellingham has scored several headed goals this term – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Jude Bellingham score in his next Champions League game?

Real Madrid are up against RB Leipzig in their Champions of League Round of 16 tie. The Germans are likely to offer a sterner test than fellow Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin who Los Blancos edged past twice in the group stage.

Leipzig have already suffered three league defeats in 2024 though including a 5-2 hammering at Stuttgart so this is still a pretty favourable draw for Jude Bellingham and Real Madrid.

Bellingham is priced at 13/2 to score first in the 1st leg on Tuesday in Germany. He’s priced at 11/5 to score anytime while he’s 11/1 to score two or more goals.

Jude Bellingham
Bellingham faced RB Leipzig several times during his time in the Bundesliga.

Will Bellingham win the Champions League this season?

Fourteen-time winners Real Madrid are well clear as the strongest side in the competition’s history and they are priced at 6/1 to win the trophy again. Only holders Manchester City and Bayern Munich are available at shorter odds with Real Madrid similarly priced to Arsenal as the third or fourth favourites.

Odds of 6/1 imply Real Madrid have only a 14.3% chance of winning the competition. If anything, that seems too low given the quality they have in their side, not to mention the experience that winning the trophy in five of the last ten years brings.

This Madrid side has a nice blend of youth and experience with serial winners like Toni Kroos, Dani Carvajal and Luka Modric still making big contributions in a team that also boasts some of the most talented young players in Europe.

Jude Bellingham CL stats
Bellingham converting in style against Napoli – Photo by Icon Sport

Would Bellingham be the first Englishman to win the Champions League with Real Madrid?

Jude Bellingham would not be the first Englishman to win the Champions League for Real Madrid. That honour goes to Steve McManaman who won the trophy twice, even scoring a Champions League Final goal in 2000 as Los Blancos won an all Spanish showdown with Valencia.

There are perhaps some parallels between the two in that McManaman also tended to shift between wide and central midfield roles depending on the tactical set-up. However with the arrivals of Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane hailing in the Galactico era, the former Liverpool man’s importance had faded by his second UCL win in 2002 when he was only a substitute in Glasgow as Los Blancos beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

Bellingham by contrast has looked like a bona fide star from day one and he looks set to have a key role to play for Real Madrid for many years to come.

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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.