Jude Bellingham continues to set a high standard for talented footballing teens to follow. - © Lars Baron/Getty Images
Jude Bellingham continues to set a high standard for talented footballing teens to follow. - © Lars Baron/Getty Images

Jude Bellingham, Jamal Musiala and the Bundesliga's youngest to 50 wins


Chalk up another one to the record-breaking Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund’s half-century hero who recently undercut several star names to become the youngest player to hit 50 Bundesliga wins. But who else features on the top five quickest to 50 victories list? bundesliga.com reveals all...

1) Jude Bellingham (Dortmund)
Age at 50 wins: 19 years, 235 days

It didn’t take long for Birmingham’s finest to take over from his friend Jamal Musiala, the young Bayern Munich footballing magician, as the youngest player to reach a half century of Bundesliga triumphs. A little over three months after Bayern's brilliant teen hit the top, Bellingham arrived to displace him following Dortmund's 4-1 success against Hertha Berlin.

Bellingham gained his first victory in Germany’s top flight soon after signing for BVB back in 2020. On 19 September that year, the midfielder provided an assist on his Bundesliga debut, a 3-0 triumph against Borussia Mönchengladbach. To say that the 22-time England international has gone from strength to strength since then would be the understatement of the year.

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To date, Bellingham has played in 81 career Bundesliga games, scoring eight goals and laying on 15 assists in Black-and-Yellow. The 2021 DFB Cup winner is also the German top-flight’s youngest-ever captain, having worn the Dortmund armband in several games this season.

2) Jamal Musiala (Bayern)
Age at 50 wins: 19 years 255 days

Nudged off the top by a matter of weeks, Musiala won't begrudge pal Bellingham his place at the head of the charts here. It was in Bayern's 6-1 home dismantling of Werder Bremen earlier this season that the Germany attacker took top spot from Julian Draxler. In what was a heady run from his top-tier debut against Freiburg (a 3-1 win) on 20 June 2020 - a game in which he also became Bayern's youngest Bundesliga debutant at the time - Musiala blazed to the forefront of the footballing world. Every bit the superstar before reaching 20, the teenager already has three Bundesliga winner's hanging in pride of place at his home.

Watch: Musiala - Bayern's glittering gem

3) Julian Draxler (Schalke) 
Age at 50 wins: 20 years, 232 days

The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Draxler went on to play 118 Bundesliga games for the Royal Blues after making his top division debut on 15 January 2011. His first Bundesliga victory came a week later against Hannover 96. The attacker enjoyed DFB Cup success in his first season with Schalke and he would go on to feature in four more campaigns for Die Knappen before being snapped up by Wolfsburg.

4) Christian Pulisic (Dortmund)
Age at 50 wins: 20 years, 232 days

A fan favourite at BVB, Hershey, Pennsylvania-native Pulisic - just like Bellingham who came after - enjoyed a winning debut in Black-and-Yellow. The USMNT international showed plenty of promise against Ingolstadt on that January day back in 2016 and he would go on to live up to it during an admirable career at the Signal Iduna Park.

Watch: Pulisic - made in the Bundesliga

Pulisic had already lifted the DFB Cup in 2016/17 before going on to clinch his 50th German top-flight win in style. It was the American that opened the scoring in the eventual 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf on Matchday 33 of the 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign. A 51st win would come the following week, but it would also mark Pulisic's final game for the club.

5) Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Age at 50 wins: 20 years, 239 days

Havertz also marked his 50th Bundesliga win by getting on the scoresheet, with the then 20-year-old finding the back of the net in Leverkusen’s 3-2 victory at Union Berlin on Matchday 22 of the 2019/20 season. By then, Havertz was already Die Werkself's youngest-ever player and goalscorer in the Bundesliga, and was playing in his 107th game in the top tier of German football.

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His outstanding attacking talent helping him to hit the ground running at the BayArena, Havertz began to rack up the records over the next four seasons, one such milestone seeing the Germany international become the youngest player to score 30 Bundesliga goals. He left Leverkusen having played 118 Bundesliga matches, scoring 36 times and providing 25 assists in that time.