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Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Clubs: Southampton FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Real Madrid CF

• Bale was born in the Welsh capital of Cardiff but began his career in England at Southampton, making his debut on 17 April 2006, aged 16.

• Became Wales's youngest senior international, aged 16 years and 315 days, when he made his bow on 27 May 2006 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in the Austrian city of Graz; also became his country's youngest goalscorer in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Slovakia on 7 October 2006.

• Joined Tottenham on a four-year contract in May 2007 but his progress was restricted by injury and, remarkably, he had to wait until January 2010 to make his first winning start for the club in the Premier League − at the 23rd attempt.

• Moved from left-back to left wing − in front of Benoît Assou-Ekotto − and played a prominent role as Tottenham qualified for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League. Provided two glittering performances against holders FC Internazionale Milan in the group stage, scoring a hat-trick in the 4-3 defeat at San Siro and setting up two goals in their 3-1 home win.

• Voted the best player in England by both the PFA and the Football Writers' Association – reward for a brilliant 2012/13 campaign in which he scored 21 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur FC, the same number as in his previous five seasons combined.

• Left Tottenham for Madrid at the end of the summer, costing a reported world-record fee of €100m, and scored on his debut, in the Liga against Villarreal CF, and on his first UEFA Champions League start – a 2-2 draw against Juventus.

• Ended the 2013/14 season with 15 Liga goals and six in the UEFA Champions League, the last of them an extra-time header in the Lisbon final triumph against Club Atlético de Madrid.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup:
2014
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year:
2011, 2013

Last updated: 15/08/14 18.40CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/12/2014 02:55 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales0-2BelgiumBelgium9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia6-1WalesWales9010
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales2-1ScotlandScotland9020
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0WalesWales9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-2WalesWales4600
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9010
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales0-3SerbiaSerbia3200
12.08.2014UEFA Super CupFinalReal MadridReal Madrid2-0SevillaSevilla9001
25.08.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0CórdobaCórdoba9000
31.08.2014Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad4-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAndorraAndorra1-2WalesWales9020
13.09.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid1-2AtléticoAtlético7200
16.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid5-1BaselBasel9011
20.09.2014Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo2-8Real MadridReal Madrid7720
23.09.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1ElcheElche9011
27.09.2014Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
01.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageLudogoretsLudogorets1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
05.10.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0AthleticAthletic9002
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales2-1CyprusCyprus9001
04.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid1-0LiverpoolLiverpool2800
08.11.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano8410
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium0-0WalesWales9000
22.11.2014Spanish LigaEibarEibar0-4Real MadridReal Madrid9000
26.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBaselBasel0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.11.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga1-2Real MadridReal Madrid8910
06.12.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0CeltaCelta9000
09.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0LudogoretsLudogorets8310
12.12.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-4Real MadridReal Madrid9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Winner

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Gareth Bale
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 16/07/1989 (25)
  • Country: Wales
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Tottenham 6-1 Anorthosis
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/09/05: Switzerland 3-0 Wales

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Wales197
Wales U-2130
Wales U-1910
Wales U-1741
Total278

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Tottenham114
Real Madrid178
Total2812
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham204
Total204
Last updated: 10/12/2014 01:11 CET
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