A STOURBRIDGE-BORN football star will look to mark a milestone birthday today by helping England to glory in the Euro 2020 championships.

Jude Bellingham hits the tender age of 18 amid the build-up to the nation’s historic clash with old enemies Germany in the last 16 of the Euros – with a place in the quarter-finals at stake in the 5pm kick-off tussle.

Bellingham, whose dad police sergeant Mark was a prolific goalscorer for Stourbridge FC in his heyday, has already played a key role in guiding the country to topping their Euros group to make the knockout stages of the competition.

Now he is aiming to mark a double celebration as England strive to put their historic rivals to the sword on the day he is legally able to buy a pint afterwards.

The England star tweeted: "Fun year. 18." with a series of images of his footballing career the last year. 

Bellingham began his footballing career at Birmingham City FC as an under-eights player, going on to make his senior debut for the Championship club aged just 16 years and 38 days – their youngest ever first team player – against Portsmouth in an EFL Cup tie on August 6, 2019, before being snapped up by German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund last season – becoming their youngest ever goalscorer on his debut.

Birmingham famously ‘retired’ his number 22 shirt in honour of his achievements at St Andrews when he left for Dortmund.

Bellingham made his senior England debut last November as a substitute in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland, becoming his country’s third youngest ever international behind stars Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott.

Should he and England win tonight, they will face either Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals on Saturday at 8pm.