Bellingham breaks Mbappe's Champions League record for youngest scorer in consecutive games

Written By Seth Vertelney
Jude Bellingham, Besiktas vs Dortmund, Champions League 2021-22
Getty

Jude Bellingham surpassed a record held by Kylian Mbappe by scoring in Borussia Dortmund's Champions League win over Besiktas on Wednesday.

The teenager opened the scoring before providing an assist for Erling Haaland just before half-time as the Bundesliga outfit held on for a 2-1 victory.

With his goal, Bellingham became the youngest-ever player to score in consecutive Champions League appearances.

Bellingham's record

Bellingham's most recent Champions League appearance before Wednesday came in last season's quarter-final second leg against Manchester City.

The midfielder opened the scoring for Dortmund in the first half, before City stormed back with two goals in an eventual 4-2 aggregate win.

By scoring against Besiktas in Dortmund's 2021-22 Champions League opener, Bellingham, at 18 years, 78 days, broke Mbappe's record set in March 2017 with Monaco when he was 18 years, 85 days.

Additionally, Bellingham became the youngest-ever Englishman to score an away goal in the Champions League, a record previously held by Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (19 years 10 days in October 2017 vs Maribor).

What's next for Dortmund?

After getting their Champions League campaign off to a perfect start, Dortmund are back in domestic action on Sunday against Union Berlin.

Another Bundesliga match with Borussia Monchengladbach will follow before Marco Rose's side return to Champions League play against Sporting CP on September 28.

Further reading

Latest News

Serge Aurier, Everton links
Aurier: Everton boss Benitez responds to reported interest in ex-Tottenham Hotspur star
Benitez responds to reported Everton interest in Aurier
Joe Aribo celebrates Rangers goal vs Celtic 2020-21
Ferguson: Premier League clubs will be looking closely at Aribo
Ferguson: Premier League will be looking at Aribo
Ademola Lookman - Leicester City
Lookman: Leicester City teammates will gel better in time
Lookman: We will gel better in time
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Norwich Premier League 2021-22
Arsenal captain Aubameyang remembers ‘amazing' maiden North London derby
Auba: I get goosebumps thinking of first derby
Anthony Joshua 2021
Which football team does Anthony Joshua support?
Which football team does Anthony Joshua support?