With Jude Bellingham turning into an integral part of Dortmund and England, you might be thinking he is the best player Birmingham would ever offer, well you might have to think again.. The next in line to carry the Bellingham name to glory is Jobe Bellingham, Jude’s younger brother who is just 16 right now and has already made headway into Birmingham’s senior team.
Borussia Dortmund bought Jude Bellingham last year and the central midfielder has taken Bundesliga by the storm ever since and now the German club is about to pounce on his younger brother’s signature as well. Here’s everything you need to know about Jude Bellingham’s younger brother, Jobe and what makes him the future of England. Dortmund has become the most favorable destination for youngsters around Europe.
WHO IS JOBE BELLINGHAM
Like his elder brother, Jobe Bellingham too has risen through the ranks of the Birmingham academy over the years and for the first time ever, was featured on Birmingham’s senior team during their Carabao Cup clash against Colchester. Jobe was on the bench the whole game but if he would have featured for them on the pitch, he would have broken Jude Bellinham’s record for becoming the youngest ever player who has played for Birmingham. Birmingham might play him in their upcoming games in the Championship if he starts delivering for their U23 and U18 side in these next few months.
Dortmund picked Jude after showing great promise in the Championship when he was 16 but it seems like they are ready to jump the gun and sign his younger brother even before he has proved himself on the senior level. Dortmund didn’t have any major competition while they went for Jude but since the Bellingham name carries so much weight right now, they are bound to run into interference and hence they are ready to make the gamble early on,
A DIFFERENT PLAYER THAN HIS BROTHER
Jobe shares the same name and height as his brother but other than that, their footballing skill and position are quite different. Jobe mainly plays as the right-winger but is comfortable on both the flanks and can even fill in a central attacking role since he is good with both of his feet. For the U18 squad, Jobe played 5 games and he scored 3 goals which earned him an appearance in the U23 squad as well which plays in the Premier League division.
Jude is pacey and agile on the wings and has good technical ability in his dribbling and shooting game. Jobe has just started his professional footballing career but he will soon make headlines after he finds a good run of form and an opportunity to show his talent at a bigger stage.
JOBE BELLINGHAM FOR ENGLAND
Second England Cap Vs Belgium🏴🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/guFeDaFOyV
— Jobe Bellingham (@j_bellingham) February 11, 2020
Jobe has made it into the youth level of the national team. He was part of their U15 side and he recently joined their U17 side, a team that has produced a number of top players like Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and even his brother. Jude made it into the senior squad under Southgate and he also played for them in the Euros this summer. Although Jobe might not hit that level so soon, a senior team call up is well on the cards in the next few years.