Gareth Frank Bale is a professional footballer playing as winger for the Wales National Team and Real Madrid, Spanish club. He is well renowned for his swerving free kicks, ball strike from farther distance and his skills to defeat the opponents with speed. He has received plaudits from audience and he has been described as a footballer with superior crossing ability, tremendous speed, exceptional physical abilities and superior left foot. Playing at left-back, he started his career at Southampton and is highly applauded as free kick expert. In 2007, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur for the fee of £7 million.
When he was at Tottenham, he has been transformed into an aggressive player due to tactical and managerial shifts. Under the supervision of Harry Redknapp in 2009-10 Season, Bale became an important part of this team and garnered huge international attention during UEFA Champions League 2010-11. He was titled in the UEFA Team of the Year and the Player of the Year by PFA Players. He was also titled as FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year in 2013. He was shifted to Real Madrid on September 2013 and the transfer value was reported to be around €91 million to €100 million, making him the richest sportsman in the world.
Full Name: Gareth Frank Bale
Date of Birth: 16 July 89
Marital status: Married
Net Worth: $90 million
Height: 6 ft (1.83m)
Source of Income: Football
Hobbies: Hockey, Football, Rugby, Field and Track
In 2005-06 season, Wales selected Bale for a friendly match against Tobago and Trinidad to be played on May 27, 2006. He assisted the winning goal of Robert Earnshaw in 2-1 victory and replaced David Vaughan in Graz, Austria. Bale was the youngest player for Wales at 16 years. But he broke the record for the past 3 months made by Lewin Nyatanga. According to Brian Flynn, Bale has a potential to become a star of the game in future when his technical ability is compared to the skills of Ryan Giggs. On October 7, 2006, Bale became t he youngest player to score the goal in Euro 2008 for full Welsh national team with free kick against Slovakia.
He suffered an injury for a long term but he came back on October 10, 2009 and started against Finland in World Cup qualifier. He also played in final World Cup qualifier in Wales.
Gareth Frank Bale was born on 16th July 1989 to Debbie, an operations manager and Frank, a school caretaker, in Cardiff, Wales. He studied at Eglwys Newydd Primary School, Whitchurch. He is the nephew of Chris Pike, former footballer in Cardiff City. Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United player and his fellow Welshman, was his role model. He first noticed by Southampton when he was 9 years old and playing in 6-a-side tournament with Cardiff Civil Service Football Club. He has a vicious determination to succeed and the qualities and character to achieve his own goals and be listed among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.