Jobe Bellingham does NOT have his surname on the back of his Sunderland shirt unlike his superstar brother, Jude.
The Real Madrid star’s flying start in Spain has seen him increase his reputation, with the player starring for England during the international break.
He scored and created a goal for Harry Kane in his national team’s 3-1 victory over Scotland at Hampden Park last Tuesday.
His younger brother, Jobe, is also making waves, having joined Sunderland from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.
But, unlike Jude, he doesn’t have the Bellingham name on the back of his shirt. He’s removed it, opting to go for his first name alongside his No.7 squad number.
According to The Black Cats manager Tony Mowbray, the 17-year-old is trying to create his own identity and doesn’t want to live off the back of his brother’s name.
“I think he’s trying to create his own identity,” he 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.”
Jobe scored the first goals of his professional career as he bagged a brace in his side’s 2-1 victory over Rotherham in the Championship.
He’s been praised for his love of the game and mindset as Mowbray praised the budding midfielder.
“He’s an absolute diamond,” the veteran manager added: “He just loves football and wants to get better. He tests the coaches every day. He’s got a real growth mindset.
“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.”