Birth date 16 Jul 1989 (30 years)
Nationality Wales Wales
Height 180 cm
Position Midfielder
Number 11
Team history
Real Madrid 2013 - present
Tottenham 2007 - 2013
Southampton 2006 - 2007

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh international football player who currently features for the Spanish and European giants Real Madrid. He plays as a wingback and is one of the world’s best players.

Bale started his professional club career for the English South Coast side Southampton in 2005 and featured in 40 league matches, scoring 5 goals. In the summer of 2007 Tottenham Hotspur signed Bale from Southampton for an initial payment of £5 million on a four-year deal.

Bale made his competitive debut for Spurs in August in an away match against Manchester United in the Premier League. He scored 2 goals in 8 Premier League matches in 2007-2008. Since then Bale has emerged as one of the best players in the world and a key component in Spurs’s ambition to establish themselves as a top-four club in the Premier League, making over 150 appearances in the process.

In the summer of 2013 Real Madrid came calling and signed Bale from Tottenham for a reported world record fee of £85m, making him the world’s most expensive footballer in history.

Bale made his international debut for Wales in May 2007 in a 2-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago and became the youngest ever player to play for Wales. He has scored 11 goals in 42 matches so far for the Dragons.