Gareth Bale



Born in Cardiff on 16 July 1989, Gareth Bale began his career as a left back, but is now considered to be one of the world's best wingers. He is known for his speed, stamina, dribbling ability, long-range shooting and set pieces. According to some sources, Bale's transfer to Real Madrid in 2013 cost the Spanish club £85 million, which would make him the most expensive player in the world, although this figure is disputed.

Bale made his debut for Southampton at the age of 16 and quickly developed a reputation as a deadly free kick taker. In 2007, he was named the Football League Young Player of the Year and completed a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2007-08 campaign.

Initially, Bale struggled with injuries and played in a total of 24 Premier League matches before he featured i...

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