Jude Soonsup-BellEngland U16s
DATE OF BIRTH10 January 2004
Jude joined Chelsea as an Under-13 after leaving Swindon Town’s Academy.
Upon joining Chelsea, he played in a midfield role but it was not too long before he was playing as a forward, the position in which he made his bow for the Under-18s in the 2019/20 season. An adaptable player, Jude has been selected for England at Under-16 level and has been part of our full-time school programme at Cobham.
He made a good start to the 2020/21 season from a scoring point of view and having netted four goals in an FA Youth Cup game against Barnsley, the first player to score that many in 59 years, and he scored on his first start for the development squad side, in a big PL2 win over Manchester United.
After a string of impressive performances where he scored 16 goals in 12 Academy outings, he signed his first professional contract on his 17th birthday in January 2021, keeping him at Chelsea until the summer of 2023.