Gareth Bale

Football, Football player

1989 –

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Who is Gareth Bale?

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Madrid and the Wales national team as a winger.

Bale began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee. During his time at Spurs, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more offensively-orientated player. From the 2009–10 season, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. He was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2011 and 2013, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year in 2011 and 2013.

Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities". During the 2012–13 season he was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.

On 1 September 2013, he was transferred to Spanish team Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee.

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Born
Jul 16, 1989
Cardiff
Also known as
  • Gareth Frank Bale
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Wales
Profession
Education
  • Whitchurch High School
Lived in
  • London
  • Cardiff

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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