Jude Bellingham voted Bundesliga's Best Newcomer by fellow players

Jude Bellingham voted Bundesliga’s best newcomer ahead of Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala by fellow players after impressive debut campaign for Borussia Dortmund hotshot following £25m switch from Birmingham City

  • Jude Bellingham has been voted the Bundesliga’s best newcomer this season 
  • The 17-year-old joined Borussia Dortmund from Birmingham City for £25m 
  • Bellingham has impressed in his debut campaign for the BVB in Germany
  • The German Players’ Association voted Bellingham as the outstanding newbie
  • Bellingham is in England’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020 this summer 

Bundesliga players have voted for Jude Bellingham as the league’s best newcomer following an outstanding debut campaign with Borussia Dortmund. 

Bellingham, 17, made a huge step up from Championship side Birmingham City to BVB after joining the German side for £25m last summer.

Yet the teenager has taken to life in the Bundesliga with ease, impressing for Dortmund as they clinched a place in the top four and scooped the German Cup, justifying his status as one of European football’s top youngsters.

Jude Bellingham has been voted the Bundesliga’s best newcomer by his fellow professionals

And Bellingham’s counterparts in Germany concur that the 17-year-old is a serious talent. 

The German Players’ Association – the equivalent of Britain’s PFA –  voted Bellingham as the recipient of the ‘Silver Arrow’ award, which is given to the Bundesliga’s best newcomer.

Bellingham beat Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, as well as Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirth, to the gong. 

The 17-year-old has taken to life in Germany with ease since switching from Birmingham City

Bellingham starred as Dortmund finished third and won the German Cup in a great campaign

The Birmingham academy graduate has shown glimpses of his extraordinary talent on these shores, putting in an outstanding display over two legs against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals. 

Bellingham has also been included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020 this summer and made his first England start in Wednesday’s win over Austria in Middlesbrough.

Three Lions boss Southgate labelled Bellingham ‘phenomenal’ in a glowing report of the youngster’s progress with the squad. 

‘Jude is phenomenal,’ he said on Tuesday afternoon. 

Bellingham saw off competition from Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala to win the award

The 17-year-old will hope to have an impact for England at the European Championship

‘Just in training in the last couple of days, to have a 17-year-old, who wants to compete with senior players, not only has the technique, but the competitiveness and maturity… he’s a hugely exciting player.

‘He’s going to be an important player for England. We’re not just taking him for the experience. 

‘The experience is going to be enormous for him and for future England managers because I don’t see anything in his character that means he won’t succeed.

‘But his performance levels with Dortmund in the big Champions League games were the things that really struck us.

‘He stood up in those big moments. They are the moments we’re really assessing the players on.’

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