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How a 20-year-old Englishman fueled Real Madrid's record-extending La Liga title and became one of the world's best players

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Jude Bellingham celebrated winning his first ever La Liga title with his mother, posting a picture on Instagram of the two hugging with the legendary Santiago Bernabéu Stadium stretching out behind them. The 20-year-old has impressed in his first year at Real Madrid both on and off the pitch, earning praise for his maturity, leadership skills, and talent. Bellingham has become a star within a team packed with stars and is already a favorite for the Ballon d’Or trophy. He scored 18 league goals, including late winners against Barcelona, which manager Carlo Ancelotti credited as decisive in the title race. Despite a dip in form, Bellingham continues to be effective when it matters most. He has expressed feeling at home in Madrid and is delighted with the connection he has established with the fans.