The World’s Most Fit Player: A Title Well Deserved

FIFA World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro recently praised Real Madrid’s summer signing Jude Bellingham. Los Blancos made a €103 million investment in the summer when they signed Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. Since his transfer, the English midfielder has been in sensational form. He has scored 14 goals and provided three assists in 15 games across competitions for the Madrid giants. Cannavaro thinks Bellingham’s physical fitness is one of the main reasons behind the player’s spectacular form. The 2006 Ballon d’Or winner said about the 20-year-old:

“Jude Bellingham arrived at Real Madrid as one of the best young midfielders in world football. His goalscoring form has been astonishing as well. He recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of 13 goals to become the player with the most goals for the Madrid giants in history after 15 matches.”

Jude Bellingham is already tantalizing world football despite his tender age and has the best days of his playing career ahead of him. England legend Rio Ferdinand thinks Bellingham is on the path to win the Ballon d’Or in his career. The former Manchester United defender said on his FIVE YouTube channel:

“Jude Bellingham, he’s broke the record for goals scored at the beginning of your Real Madrid career. The top three are Jude Bellingham, second is Cristiano Ronaldo and third was [Alfredo] Di Stefano. That is an unbelievable stat that, ain’t it? If he doesn’t win it [the Ballon d’Or], he’s had to have fallen off the biggest cliff ever performance-wise.”

Bellingham returns to action on Wednesday (November 29) as Los Blancos take on Napoli at Santiago Bernabeu in a UEFA Champions League Group C clash. Los Merengues have so far won all four of their group games and have already sealed a place in the last 16 of the competition.