5 Facts You Should Know About Gareth Bale

5 Facts You Should Know About Gareth Bale
5 Facts You Should Know About Gareth Bale

Here we show you some amazing facts you might not know about Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 33. He will be remembered as one of the greatest players in football history after what he has achieved in his life.

There are some facts about him that only Real Madrid may have known after all those years of being a BBC fan (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano).

Before Gareth Bale, Wales never qualified for the Euros nor they played in the World Cup since 1958 tournament. But he transformed his national team into the one that can complete against European and South American giants.

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Wales with Gareth Bale:

  1. Finished third in their first ever Euros tournament.
  2. Qualified for the Euros knockouts in back-to-back tournaments.
  3. His winner took Wales to their first ever FIFA World Cup in almost 64 years.
  4. Wales’ all-time top scorer.

5 Facts About Gareth Bale

  1. Gareth Bale remains the only British player to ever win the UEFA Champions League five times. He was one of the members of that elite Real Madrid squad that won the UCL three times in a row.
  2. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in the UCL finals than Bale. He is one of the best Champions League players of all time.
  3. Bale scored arguably the greatest goal in the Champions League final history. His bicycle kick will always inspire millions of youth players.
  4. The Welsh Dragon is the last player to win Real Madrid the Copa Del Rey with his special goal against Barcelona. Since then, Madrid are yet to win the trophy.
  5. The 33-year-old is the all-time top scorer of Wales national team with 41 goals in over 100 international caps.

These were the last words Bale said before retiring from the beautiful sport:

“My decision to retire from international football has been by far the hardest of my career,” Bale said. “My journey on the international stage is one that has changed not only my life but who I am.”

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have achieved my dream of playing the sport I love. It has truly given me some of the best moments of my life. The highest of highs over 17 seasons that will be impossible to replicate, no matter what the next chapter has in store for me.”