The 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who played for Dortmund, is already wearing Birmingham City’s 22nd jersey, and this number shows how he feels on the court. This is no accident.
Although Jude Bellingham is very young, he still plays very mature football. Perhaps this is also due to the fact that his predecessor, Birmingham City, quit his 22nd jersey number with only 44 shares after qualifying for Dortmund last summer.
Mike Dodds, Dean of Birmingham City Football Academy talkSPORT 2 children Betrayed the origin of the mysterious jersey number. According to him, at the English club, the 17-year-old has been encouraged not only to focus on a single role, but also to try to hold as many positions as possible on the court. Young talents like to play the 4th, 8th and 10th roles. The sum of these numbers is equal to the sum of the numbers in Bellingham’s jersey, which is 22.
“I remember when I saw him training for the first time, he must have been seven years old. My first impression was that he was not bad, but he did not stand out among his peers at all. He wanted to be ten years old. We sat down and talked to him and told him not to think that he would hold any position, because he could hold any position, so we suggested changing to 22. Mike Dodds said: “His eyes are twinkling, and since then, he has been insisting on the jersey number, which can be seen in his game.”