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02nd Nov 2023

Jobe Bellingham doesn’t have his last name on the back of his shirt like brother Jude

Callum Boyle


Jude would be very proud

The Bellingham brothers are both making waves in their own rights.

Jude is at the top of his game with Real Madrid and England, recently scoring both goals in the stoppage time El Clasico victory against Barcelona while Jobe has made an impressive start to life at Sunderland.

Bellingham is a name that will be known to all of us for years to come but unlike his older brother, Jobe has opted not to include his surname on the back of his shirt.

His decision to use his first name on the back of his shirt is a fair and reasonable one, with Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray suggesting that the 17-year-old wants to create his own identity as oppose to being compared to his older sibling.

“I think he’s trying to create his own identity,” the Black Cats boss said.

“He doesn’t want to live off the back of his brother’s name; he wants to be the footballer that he is and show people what he can do.”

The youngster scored his first professional goals in Sunderland’s 2-1 win against Rotherham United earlier this season, netting a brace and like his brother, has been touted to have a bright future.

Mowbray added: “He’s an absolute diamond.

“At 17, it’s unbelievable. Where he can be in five years’ time, I’m not sure, but I’m really pleased with him. His greatest asset is that he wants to learn.”

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