Jude Bellingham

Real Madrid and England star Bellingham backed for Ballon d’Or glory

Jude Bellingham Is the leading name to be crowned the Ballon d’or winner following his European success with Real Madrid and his impending performances for tournament favourites England at the Euros.

As we gear up for UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany, a recent survey has revealed some intriguing insights into the expectations of fans, with almost half (47%) of England football fans believing that the Three Lions will win the tournament.

Harry Kane is forecast to bag the goals, with 29% of surveyed fans predicting that he will win the Golden Boot, behind only Kylian Mbappé (33%).

Despite that, 46% of England fans regard their captain as the best striker at the tournament.

An impressive 74% of fans believe that Jude Bellingham’s performances in the Euros will help him win the Ballon d’Or. He also clinched the title of best-attacking midfielder at the tournament with 37% of the votes, surpassing Belgium, and Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne (35%).

Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham is heavily tipped to be England’s standout player at Euro 2024. Image Credit: LiveScore

Moreover, 19-year-old Kobbie Mainoo is predicted to emerge as the breakout star of the tournament (29%).

Kobbie Mainoo
Kobbie Mainoo made his breakthrough into the Manchester United first team last season. Image Credit: LiveScore

The survey, commissioned by LiveScore, one of the world’s leading real-time score and sport update brands, asked over 2000 fans for their opinions on various aspects of the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament. The results revealed that most fans are convinced that England will emerge victorious (36%).

Nearly half of all fans (45%) believe that England has the strongest squad heading into the tournament. despite being voted most likely of the powerhouse nations to falter at the group stages (17%).

It seems that Gareth Southgate is struggling to win over all fans, as even if he leads England to victory, 56% of fans would not consider him England’s best-ever manager.

Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate took over as England manager in 2016. Image Credit: LiveScore

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