Gareth Frank Bale MBE (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a winger. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wingers of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time.
Gareth Bale began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. Bale moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee. During his time at Tottenham, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more attacking player. From the 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In 2011 and 2013 he was named PFA Players' Player of the Year, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year. In 2013, he was also named PFA Young Player of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season. He was nominated to the PFA Team of the Year three times in a row between 2011 and 2013.
|Real Name||Gareth Frank Bale
|Nickname||The Cannon, Welsh Winger|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 1.83 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1⁄2”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 45 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Professional Debut||In May 2006 for Wales National Team|
|Current Team||Wales Football Team
|Achievements (main ones)||• “Carwyn James Award” for the “BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year” in Dec 2006.
• “Barclays Player of the Month” for April 2010
• “Football League Young Player of the Year” on March 04, 2007.
• “2010 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year.”
• “Player of the Year” on April 17, 2011 for 2010-11 season by Professional Footballers Association.
• “PFA Players' Player of the Year," 2012-2012.
• "Young Player of the Year," 2012-1013.
|Career Turning Point||2010–11 UEFA Champions League|
|Date of Birth||July 16, 1989|
|Age (as in 2016)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
|School||Whitchurch High School|
|Educational Qualifications||High School (2005), Grade A in PE|
Father- Frank Bale (School Teacher)
Mother- Debbi Bale (Operation Manager)
Sister- Vicky Bale
|Ethnicity||Welsh and British|
|Hobbies||Playing Golf, spending time with family and watching Premiere League.|
|Controversies||• He spurred controversy with his comments on England Football. He said, "They [England fans] big themselves up before they've done anything, so we're going to go there and believe we can beat them."
"I think we've got a lot more passion and pride about us than them. We'll definitely show that on the day. I don't know what it is but, if you're Welsh, we feel more pride and passion than anyone else.
"Look at the national anthem, everyone sings, the whole stadium. I don't think any other nation would do that. Being Welsh just brings it out of you."
Asked how many England players would get into the Wales team, Bale cheekily responded "None."
|Favourite Footballers||Christiano Ronaldo|
|Favourite Food||Chicken wrap, medium sauce, Spanish dry cured ham, Jamon, Dairy Milk or Galaxy chocolates|
|Favourite Hotel||Txistu, Madrid, Spain|
|Favourite Football Trick||Side-step|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Wife||Emma Rhys-Jones (High School Sweetheart)
Daughters- Nava Valentina
|Salary||$35.9 millions (Including $10 million from endorsements)|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
|House||La Finca mansion. ($2.3 million)