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Bellingham Stands Out Among Celebrities, Including Tom Brady and Usain Bolt, Before Accepting Breakthrough Award at Laureus Awards

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Jude Bellingham is aiming for the ultimate hat-trick after an eventful 24 hours.

Just a day after his last-minute goal secured victory in El Clasico, the English star was honored with the Breakthrough prize at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Bellingham expressed his desire to claim three more trophies by mid-July.

He stated, "Success for me would mean winning La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid and Euro 2024 with England. We still have a few matches left in La Liga, followed by two tough games against Munich. As for the Euros, I hope we can build on our recent performances and achieve even more."

Reflecting on his recent goal for Madrid, Bellingham described it as an extraordinary feeling.

"It was a surreal moment. Your body and senses go into overdrive, but it's something I truly enjoy. Hopefully, there will be more moments like that," he added.

The past 24 hours have been incredible, and it's been a whirlwind week, leaving me a bit exhausted now. Being here among so many remarkable athletes and inspirational individuals is an honor, and winning an award makes it even more special. I look forward to creating more memories with Real Madrid and the England team in the future."

Real Madrid icon Raul praised Bellingham's maturity on the field, suggesting he's already making a significant impact at the club.

"Jude is an exceptionally mature player. He seems like a seasoned veteran, as if he's been at Real Madrid for years, not just a few months. The fans adore him for his style of play and his ability to connect with people. It's truly remarkable," Raul remarked.

Bellingham is now the frontrunner to win the Ballon d'Or following his recent standout performances in Spain. His odds have significantly improved, surpassing those of Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane.

If he wins, Bellingham will be the first English recipient since Michael Owen.

At the Laureus World Sports Awards, Novak Djokovic was named Sportsman of the Year, while Spain's women's football team and Aitana Bonmati received awards. The World Cup-winning team was also honored as Team of the Year, narrowly beating out Manchester City.

Other winners included Simone Biles for Comeback and the Rafa Nadal Foundation for Sport for Good.

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