Bellingham becomes fifth Englishman to win LaLiga – but he wasn’t the only England star celebrating league glory on Saturday

Having completed a three-goal demolition of Cadiz earlier on Saturday, Real Madrid’s 36th LaLiga title was confirmed this evening after Barcelona fell to a 4-2 defeat by Girona – who subsequently leapfrogged them to claim second place in the standings.

The Blaugrana led 2-1 at the interval, but a spirited comeback from los Blanquivermells left Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid with an unsurmountable lead at the top of the table with four LaLiga games left to play.

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Bellingham has played a crucial role in los Blancos success this season, after making the move to the Spanish capital from Borussia Dortmund. In the league alone, the 20-year-old netted eighteen goals – and becomes just the fifth Englishman to enjoy LaLiga success, alongside Laurie Cunningham, Steve McManaman, David Beckham and Kieran Trippier.

But the former Birmingham City midfielder isn’t the only England international basking in league glory this evening, with Georgia Stanway also celebrating after her Bayern Munich side won the Frauen-Bundesliga for the second successive season.

Stanway, who joined the club from Manchester City in the summer of 2022 after England’s success at the delayed European Championships, scored five goals and registered a further four assists in 18 league appearances this season – including the first goal of their 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen today.

She is not the only member of Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses celebrating though, with Barcelona Femení having also confirmed their status as Liga F champions for the fifth year in a row.

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Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh, both formerly of Manchester City, have enjoyed unprecedented success since their respective moves to Catalunya – including lifting the the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy last season.

Bronze netted in the club’s 4-1 win over Granada on Saturday, leaving Barcelona with an unassailable lead ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the Liga F standings.

It has undoubtedly been a successful season for English talent abroad – and there is still the very real possibility of more silverware for Bellingham, Bronze and Walsh, with their teams understandably billed as the favourites in their respective European cup competitions.