George Bello Bio: Early Life, Career, MLS, FIFA 21 & Salary

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There are millions of fans of soccer players, like Lionel Messi and Neymar, but only some can walk their path and dare to become like them one day.

George Bello is one fine example of daring soccer players who idolizes the ‘Massiah of Football’ and show potential to succeed like them.

George Bello is an American professional soccer player. He plays in Major League Soccer for Atlanta United FC.

Likewise, Bello started his early career playing for Southern Soccer Academy, played for Alpharetta Ambush, and later moved to the academy side at Atlanta United FC.

George Bello, an American professional soccer player
George Bello, an American professional soccer player

Bello debuted in his professional career with Atlanta United 2 in 2018 against Charlotte Independence.

Before starting his professional career, George was considered a wonder kid; some call him an enigma whose potential as a soccer player is immeasurable.

All his coaches and well-wishers see Bello as a success because he possesses the talent and character to succeed.

There is a lot to discuss in George’s life and career, but let’s check some quick facts before starting the details.

Quick Facts: George Bello

Full Name George Oluwaseun Bello
Birth Date January 22, 2002
Birth Place Abuja, Nigeria
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Ethnicity Nigerian
Education Rivers Academy
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Richard Bello
Mother’s Name Obasi Bello
Siblings Not Available
Age 22 years old
Weight 71kg (157lbs)
Height 5 feet 8 inches(173 cm)
Build Athletic
Profession Professional Soccer Player
League Major League Soccer (MLS)
Current Team Atlanta United FC
Position Defender-LeftBback
Martial Status Single 
Children No
Net Worth $1 million 
Current Market Value €2.50m
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Atlanta United FC Hat/Cap, Atlanta United FC Jersey
Last Update July, 2024

George Bello | Age, Body Measurement & Sun Sign

The defender of the Atlanta United FC, George Bello, turned 22 years old on January 2024. He was born in the year 2002.

This young player is still growing physically and mentally while nurturing his future skills. Yet he is competitive in every game he plays.

As of now, he is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 71kg. Talking about the zodiac sign, George was born under the sign of Aquarius, which makes him a free-spirited and eccentric person.

Bello’s Early Life and Family

Though the Atlanta United footballer, George was born in Nigeria, he moved to the United States when he was just one with his parents.

He was born to amateur footballers Richard Bello and Obasi Bello. Similarly, Bello got his name from his grandfather, “Georgie.”

George, at young age
George at a young age

According to George, Richard instilled soccer into his son, which grew into him so well. So now George has a brighter future ahead of him to build.

Besides the passion for football, George’s parents have instilled humbleness into him. People call him a wonder kid, but George is very low-key about his popularity.

Despite that, his parents, especially his father, are proud of his achievements.


With Bello’s athletic prowess in mind, the young star joined Rivers Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, a private school that offers flexible schedules for performing artists and athletes.

Also, Rivers Academy gives students the freedom to balance school and their passion.

Likewise, Bello once said that his school makes it easier to catch up when he is back from the soccer field.

When George was not at school, he would be at the training ground. And when he used to get back to school, he would start from where he had left off.

That being said, George did mention that it was not hard for him to balance his schoolwork and professional career.

Is Bello Dating?

As of now, there is no news about George’s personal affairs. George is probably looking more into building himself up before getting into any relationship.

Yet all his fans and followers will be waiting to hear about that special someone for Bello.

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A Humble Soul Bello

It’s no secret that Bello is popular with the team and coaches, not only because of his talents but also because of his humble nature.

When asked about the team, Bello had many good things to say. George said Greg Garza is a good person, and he gets a lot of great tips from him.

Similarly, Bello added, that he admires and looks up to Darlington Nagbe and Julian Gressel.

Moreover, Bello considers his team a family and enjoys being around everyone. Having great coaches around is a blessing for him.

Simultaneously, his Alpharetta Ambush coach, Eristavi, is always impressed with how Bello has developed his skill and character.

Eristavi said that George has never done anything wrong to upset the team members. Instead, he always encourages everyone to do better.

In one of the interviews, Eristavi shared a secret about him and his team. He said that they had a deal where, if the team wins, he would pick all the bottles and clear the bench area, and if they lose, the team will do the same.

But Bello was one player who would pick up and clean up after every game, no matter the outcome. 

George Bello’s Professional Career

The upcoming star, George Bello, has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He started learning soccer in a competitive environment during his early years at Southern Soccer Academy, a Chelsea FC’s development partner.

During George’s time at SSA, David Eristavi saw him play and instantly recognized his talent. Then he invited George to play with his U12 team.

After George played with Eristavi’s team, he never returned to the SSA. He then played for Eristavi’s Alpharetta Ambush for the next five years.

George confessed that he knew he would make it to Atlanta United. When his coach, Tony Annan, was at Georgia United, he wanted George to come there.

But when Tony left and joined Atlanta United, Tony approached George. It was like a dream come true for George, and he accepted the offer.

Though Eristavi lost a quality player from Alpharetta Ambush, he was happy George moved to a bigger opportunity with Atlanta United.

Rumors were on the media that the soccer player would play for Chelsea, but the news did not come true.

Atlanta United FC

After great career development training for years, George signed a contract with the Atlanta United FC on June 17, 2017. During his signing, other teammates like Lagos Kunga and Patrick Okonkwo also were signed by Atlanta United.

Following a year in 2018, on March 31, George played his first game for Atlanta United 2, an MLS reserve team.

In February 2019, George went for his international club debut for Atlanta United FC in the CONCACAF Champions League against Herediano, but they lost.

Bello is playing for Atlanta United
Bello is playing for Atlanta United.

Because of an injury to his right adductor, Bello could not play for a couple of months in May 2019.

In August, he returned to the field, but he could only play with Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship and not with Atlanta United FC.

Arminia Bielefeld

The professional soccer player joined the German Bundesliga side, Arminia Bielefeld, for a four-and-a-half-year contract on January 31, 2021.

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Transfer History

  • Atlanta Academy (Jan 1, 2018)
  • Atlanta United (Mar 30, 2018)
  • ATL UTD 2 (Nov 30, 2018)
  • Atlanta United (Mar 8, 2019)
  • ATL UTD 2 (Nov 30, 2019) 

George International Appearance

The talented player Bello represented the United States under-15 and under-17 level. In 2017, when he was part of the under-15 team, they won the Torneo Delle Nazioni.

Moreover, in 2019 he was named the under-17 team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Similarly, he was named the 23-man squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Similarly, in January 2021, he was called by the United States national team for playing the friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago.

George Bello’s Career Highlights and Achievements

  • U.S. Soccer Development Academy U16 Championship – 2017
  • East Conference U15/16 Player of the Year – 2016-17
  • Starter for the match – 2021

You can find the latest news, career stats, game log, scouting report, performance highs of George Bello on the fbref sites.

Head Injury 2020

George was admitted to the hospital when he got a head injury while playing against Birmingham Legion for Atlanta United.

According to sources, Bello bumped heads with another player from Birmingham while defending a set piece in the 70th minute of the match.

Soon George was discharged from the hospital, saying that the injury was not that bad. Later, Bello was found tweeting thank you message for his fans and followers and informing them that he would be back soon.

For details, read George Bello Head Injury >>

George Bello | Net Worth and Salary Amount

Bello makes most of his net worth from playing soccer. He has been playing for Atlanta United FC since 2018.

He probably has made a good amount until now. There is no exact valuation of his worth. George has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million.

Likewise, the TransferMarkt website values George at $4 million, which is a respectable sum of money.

The young player still has a great future ahead of him, and he is likely to increase his net worth.

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Social Media Presence 

Twitter: 6k Followers

Instagram: 20.4k Followers


Does Bello own the Bello Trucking LLC?

Bello is not the owner of Bello Trucking LLC. Bello Trucking LLC is a freight shipping and trucking company run by the freight hauling business from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Who is the youngest player on Atlanta United?

Bello has been considered the youngest player to debut for the first team in an MLS game. He joined Atlanta United at the age of 16.

What is the jersey number of George?

George wears jersey numbers 24 and 21. He used jersey number 24 while playing for the Arminia Bielefeld and number 21 while playing for the United States men’s national soccer team.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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