Real Madrid star, Jude Bellingham, has just been voted as La Liga's Player of the Season in his first year in Spain.

Bellingham, 20, scored 19 times in the league to help Real win the title by 10 points. The former Birmingham City player, born in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, also scored four times in the Champions League as Carlo Ancelotti's side reached the final, where they will meet Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Saturday.

He edged out team-mate Vinicius Jr, Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid, Girona’s Artem Dovbyk and Robert Lewandowski from Barcelona in votes cast by fans, club captains and a panel of experts. He also won the 2022-23 Bundesliga Player of the Season when playing for Dortmund before moving to Real for an initial 103m euros (£88.5m).

"I would like to dedicate it to my team-mates, the coaching staff and, most importantly, to the fans of the best club in the world," Bellingham, who was unable to attend Tuesday's ceremony as he is getting ready for Saturday's final, said in a message.

"It's a pleasure every time I play for this team,” he said. “Hala Madrid!"

Bellingham is expected to play a key role for the England team at Euro 2024 in Germany, which is set to start on June 14.