Biography of USMNT player George Bello who plays his club soccer for Arminia Bielefeld in the 2.Bundesliga.
George Bello is an example of how much Atlanta United stressed player development even as they were bringing in big name players. The club started their academy system in 2016 with Bello a part of it. Already an Atlanta area standout, Bello eventually signed as a homegrown player, working his way into the senior side. By 2018 he was splitting time between the reserve team and Atlanta United, making his breakthrough in 2020. A member of the USMNT youth program, he played in the 2019 U-17 World Cup. His first senior cap came in 2021 as part of the Gold Cup winning squad. Bello transferred to Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld in January, 2022.
Subbed on against Granada in the Nations League on Jun 10.
Subbed on against Trinidad & Tobago on Jan 31 in his first senior USMNT appearance. Started against Martinique on Jul 16 in the group stage and against Mexico in the final to win the Gold Cup. Started against Honduras in the Sep 9 World Cup qualifier. Started against Panama on Oct 10 and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec 18.
Played in 21 games for Arminia, finishing 16th in the 2.Bundesliga.
Joined Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld in January, finishing 17th and dropping to the 2.Bundesliga.
Named to the MLS All-Star team.
With 20 appearances with Atlanta United, emerged as a regular player.
Played in 12 games with Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship. Made on appearance for Atlanta in their US Open Cup title run.
Split time between Atlanta United and the reserve team, playing in three MLS games.
Signed as a homegrown player with Atlanta United, beginning play the following season.
Youth and College
Played for youth clubs in the Atlanta area, eventually joining the Atlanta United academy.