Born16 June 1989
Gareth Frank Bale Welsh professional football player, right-back midfielder. He plays for Real Madrid and the Wales national football team.
Gareth Bale's childhood story and biographical facts
Gareth Bale was born on July 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Frank's father worked as a school guard, and his mother, Debbie, was an operational manager. He was interested in football from a very young age, and it helped his interests in Withchurch high School, where he became a favorite school player.
“I have loved football literally since I was 3 years old. I kept asking my dad to take me to the training ground. Football has always been in my life. " said Bale
Little Gareth always looked at the games of the big players. He always imagined himself that way and always wanted to be a great footballer himself.
“The First World Championship, which I can clearly remember, was in 1998 in France. I was 9 years old at the time. I was fascinated by the game of the Brazil national team. They played in a beautiful style. " said Bale.
At the age of nine, Garrett surprised Southampton scouts, so he started training at the club's academy. The training brought the young Welshman confident, and he began to assure everyone that he would succeed in football. At the age of 16, Bale played for the U-18 team and helped the team win the Cardiff Cup. That year he received an award from the Welsh Department of Sports.
Bale began his professional career at Southampton. In 2007, Bale moved to Tottenham for € 7 million. At first, he played well and scored four goals in the first four games, but did not stay until the end of the season because of an injury. Bale has been one of Tottenham's top players since the 2009-2010 season. In April 2010, Bale showed a great game and became the Premier League player of the month.
On July 12, 2007, Bale's first match against St Patrick's Athletic took place and he was replaced in the 80th minute due to injury. And on August 26, his first official match against Manchester United. For the second time in a game against Fulham, he scored a goal. The game ended 3-3. On December 7, in a game against Birmingham, Bale was injured and missed the season.
Bale renewed a four-year contract in 2008. After a couple of mediocre performances, Bale was able to show consistent and good play throughout the season, securing a place in the team's core.
In June 2009, Bale suffered a knee injury and missed two months. On September 26, he made his return to Bernley , where Tottenham broke the rival's score 5-0. When Aseu-Ecoto was injured, Harry Redknap decided to give Bale a chance to play in the starting line-up for the Cup,that time the game ended 4-0. Bale appeared for the first time in a league game against Fulham, where his team won 2-0.
This season started out better than the previous two seasons for Gareth Bale. After appearing in the main squad, he started scoring goals in the season-long friendly and continued to play in the English Premier League. On August 21, 2010, in the English Premier League match against Stoke City, Bailey formulated his first double, which brought Tottenham to victory and placed first in the tournament standings. On September 29 of that year, winning the Dutch Twente goal, Bale scored his first goal in the Champions League.
During that season some of the top European clubs like Inter, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Milan became interested in Bale.
On October 20, Bale formulated his first hat-trick in the Champions League, but it did not help them to beat Inter. Bale became the first Welshman to score a hat-trick in the Champions League. After that game, Tottenham coach Garry Rednapp tried to do his best to keep Bale in his club. In the next game against Inter on November 2, Bale became the center of the game, making two effective transfers. The game ended with Tottenham winning 3-1.
On November 13 in the English Premier League, Gareth Bale scored two goals for Blackburn and Tottenham won 4-2. He scored the first goal after an 11-yard free kick, but the pass was not aimed at him, but he was able to hit the head.
In the January 1of 2011 match against Fulham, Bale beat the team for the least.
In February, the Football Association of England decided that Bale was the best English player of the year.
Gareth Bale changed his 3 number to 11. In the new season, he became Tottenham's leader. In the 6th round, largely thanks to Bale, Tottenham were able to beat Manchester United, the game ended 2:3. Tottenham couldn't win in Old Trafford since 1989. In the 14th round against Liverpool, Gareth Bale scored a goal, doing a goal changing, received a yellow card.
In February of 2013, Bale performed well. He has played five games in the English Premier League, scoring 7 goals in five games. Bailey's goals made Tottenham able to advance to the next round of the Europa League.
He was named "Youngest Best Player of the Year" for his best game.
After a successful season at Tottenham, Real Madrid was interested in Bale. Negotiations between the English and Spanish clubs continue throughout the summer, so the player misses pre-season meetings and the start of the season. On September 1, 2013 Real Madrid officially confirmed Bale's move.
A €100 million transfer fee has made Bale the most valuable player in football history at the time. Gareth Bale's first goal in the first leg of the royal club was to score a goal for Villarreal. However, shortly thereafter, the player suffered a minor injury and had to miss several matches. On September 30, he scored a double and scored two goals in a game against Sevilla. On November 30, Gareth Bale scored his first hat-trick in favor of Real Madrid, scoring three goals at the Valladolid club. By the end of the season, Bale was able to get in good shape and form the Real Madrid striker along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
On April 16, 2014 Garrett scored the winning goal against Barcelona in the Spanish Cup final. The footballer considers it the most important goal of his career. On May 24, Gareth struck a winning goal in the Champions League final, scoring the goal for Atletico Madrid.
Bale began the new season under the tutelage of the coach. On 12 August 2014, Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla, Bale played in the whole game and made two goals. On 20 December 2014, Real won another prize in the World Club Championship. Gareth scored in the final against San Lorenzo.
Gareth Bale and his wife Emma Rice-Jones had loved each other since school, Emma lived just 2 miles from Bale's home. They officially announced their friendship on Emma's birthday. They have 3 children, 2 daughters Violet and Valentine, and recently born son Axel Charles Bale․ Bale dedicated every victory and goal to his wife and children.
Sponsors and Investments
Bailey is one of several players who make a lot of sponsorship deals. Its sponsors include giant sportswear Adidas, video game - Konami, college - food locker, car maker Nissan and electronics company Sonny.
Style of play
Bale is one of the fastest players in the world. He is known for his physical fitness, pace, strength, endurance, skill, leadership, ability and mobility. These features also allow him to exploit areas and run behind the opponent's back line. With good technique and ball control, Bailey is also a free-kick specialist, as evidenced by his two free-kick bouts against Olympic Lyonnais. He is known for his use of the "knukle ball" technique when taking free kicks. though, he began to score regularly with strong blows from outside the penalty area. In addition to his athletic and offensive abilities, Bailey has also been praised in the media for his work experience and defense contributions.
“Obviously, it’s going to be a little different, it’s going to be a little more relaxed. I guess it will be more about the team, working more like a unit than concentrating on a single player.”
“I’m not sure I want to respond to whether I think Julen is better than Zidane.”
“I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It’s very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they’ve always made it difficult for us.”
“When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.”
“When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we’d bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.”