Gareth Bale

Welsh footballer

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 Julie 1989) is a Welsh umwhile fitbawer that playit as a winger. Bale stairtit his professional career at Southampton, playin at left back an becomin kenspeckle fur his free kicks. He went til Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 fur a eventual £7 million fee. Durin his time at Spurs, Bale becam a mair offensive player. Fae the 2009–10 saison, Bale becam a important pairt o the team, risin til internaitional attention durin the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.[3][4][5] He wis named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2011 an 2013, an wis named in the UEFA Team of the Year in 2011 an 2013.

Gareth Bale
Bale wi Wales at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gareth Frank Bale[1]
Date o birth (1989-07-16) 16 Julie 1989 (age 34)[1]
Place o birth Cairdiff, Wales
Hicht 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playin poseetion Winger
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Nummer 11
Youth career
Cardiff Civil Service
2005–2006 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Southampton 40 (5)
2007–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 146 (42)
2013–2022 Real Madrid 176 (81)
2020–2021Tottenham Hotspur 20 (11)
2022–2023 Los Angeles FC 12 (2)
Naitional team
2005–2006 Wales U17 7 (1)
2006 Wales U19 1 (1)
2006–2008 Wales U21 4 (2)
2006– Wales 70 (29)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 19:00, 18 Julie 2018 (UTC)
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 18 Julie 2018

Bale haes been gien cheers fae his peers, that hae descrieved him as a fitbawer wi "tremendous speed, great crossin ability, a great left fit an exceptional physical qualities".[6] Durin the 2012–13 saison he wis awairdit the PFA Young Player of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year an the FWA Footballer of the Year awairds.

Early an personal life eedit

Bale wis born in Cairdiff, Wales, tae parents Frank, a schuil caretaker, an Debbie, an operations manager;[citation needit] he attendit Eglwys Newydd Primary School at Whitchurch.[7] He is the nephew o umwhile Cardiff City fitbawer Chris Pike.[8] It wis while at this schuil he first came tae the attention o Southampton at age nine, when he wis playin in a sax-a-side tournament wi his first club, Cardiff Civil Service Football Club.[9] Growin up, his fitbaw hero wis fellae Welshman an Manchester United player Ryan Giggs.[10]

Bale attendit Whitchurch High School in Cairdiff.[11] He wis a keen athlete an played fitbaw alongside future Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton,[12] rugby, hockey an excelled at athletics.[13] As a 14-year-auld he says that he ran the 100 metre sprint in 11.4 seiconts.[10] Acause o his superior fitbawin skill, the schuil's PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, haed tae write special rules which restrictit Bale tae playin ane-touch fitbaw an no uisin his left fuit.[12] Whilst at Whitchurch, Bale trained at Southampton's satellite academy in Bath, awtho thare wis initially some dout if Southampton wad gie him a scholarship due tae his hicht.[citation needit]

Despite bein ainly 16 at the time, he helpit the schuil's unner-18 side win the Cardiff & Vale Senior Cup. He left schuil in the summer o 2005 wi a Grade A in PE in his ither GCSE results. In his final yeir at schuil, he wis awairdit the PE depairtment's prize for services tae sport. In the presentation, Morris commentit:

"Gareth has a fierce determination tae succeed and has the character and qualities tae achieve his personal goals. He is one of the most unselfish individuals that I have had the pleasure tae help educate."[14]

Bale lives in Madrid wi his pairtner Emma Rhys-Jones, his heich schuil sweethert.[15] Thair first bairn, born at the University Hospital of Wales, Cairdiff on 21 October 2012[citation needit] wis cried Alba Violet.[citation needit]

Career statistics eedit

Club eedit

As o 24 May 2014[16]
Club Saison League Cup League Cup Europe Ither1 Tot
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2005–06 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 38 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 43 5
Tot 40 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 45 5
Tottenham Hotspur 2007–08 8 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 12 3
2008–09 16 0 2 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 23 3 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 3
2010–11 30 7 0 0 0 0 11 4 0 0 41 11
2011–122 36 9 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 42 12
2012–13 33 21 2 1 1 1 8 3 0 0 44 26
Tot 146 42 16 3 10 2 31 8 0 0 203 55
Real Madrid 2013–14 27 15 5 1 12 6 0 0 44 22
Tot 27 15 5 1 12 6 0 0 44 22
Career tot 213 62 22 4 13 2 43 14 1 0 292 82

1 Includes Football League Championship play-affs
2 The Spurs goal tally excludes the goal scored agin Fulham on 6 November 2011, later ruled as a awn goal[17]

National team eedit

Wales national team[18]
Year Apps Goals
2006 4 1
2007 7 1
2008 5 0
2009 7 0
2010 4 1
2011 6 3
2012 5 3
2013 5 2
2014 1 1
Tot 44 12

Internaitional goals eedit

Scores and results list Wales' goal tally first.[18]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 October 2006 Millennium Stadium, Cairdiff, Wales   Slovakie 1–2 1–5 Euro 2008 qualifyin
2. 28 Mairch 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cairdiff, Wales   San Marino 2–0 3–0
3. 12 October 2010 St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Swisserland    Switzerland 1–1 1–4 Euro 2012 qualifyin
4. 7 October 2011 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales    Switzerland 2–0 2–0
5. 11 October 2011 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgarie   Bulgarie 1–0 1–0
6. 12 November 2011 Cardiff City Stadium, Cairdiff, Wales   Norawa 1–0 4–1 Friendly
7. 11 September 2012 Stadion Karađorđe, Novi Sad, Serbie   Serbie 1–2 1–6 Warld Cup 2014 qualifyin
8. 12 October 2012 Cardiff City Stadium, Cairdiff, Wales   Scotland 1–1 2–1
9. 2–1
10. 6 Februar 2013 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales   Austrick 1–0 2–1 Friendly
11. 26 Mairch 2013 Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales   Croatie 1–0 1–2 World Cup 2014 qualifying
12. 5 Mairch 2014 Cardiff City Stadium, Cairdiff, Wales   Iceland 3–1 3–1 Friendly

Honours eedit

Club eedit

Southampton Academy
Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid

Individual eedit

References eedit

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  11. "Powerleague Official Opening". Whitchurch High School. Archived frae the original on 18 Julie 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  12. a b "Pride at Cardiff school that developed Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale". guardian.co.uk. Guardian News and Media. 13 October 2011.
  13. "Rugby World Cup 2011: Cardiff-born Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton were stars from the start, reflects coach". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 14 October 2011.
  14. "Young Gareth made own rules". The Daily Echo. 13 Januar 2007.
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  17. "Twenty-five goals between 12 October to 21 December are ruled on". Dubious Goals Panel rulings. Premier League. 12 Januar 2012. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2012. Retrieved 3 Februar 2012.
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