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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.

• Continued to shine in 2011/12 with some buccaneering performances, scoring a career-best eighth league goal of the season in a 3-2 defeat by title rivals Manchester City FC in January.

• 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 Real Madrid CF 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.

UEFA honours
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year:
2011, 2013

Last updated: 24/02/14 15.50CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/04/2014 01:05 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundWalesWales0-2Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina6200
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
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundWalesWales2-1AustriaAustria6010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland1-2WalesWales4600
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9010
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales0-3SerbiaSerbia3200
14.09.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-2Real MadridReal Madrid6210
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-6Real MadridReal Madrid2600
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético4500
19.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0MálagaMálaga1400
23.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid2-1JuventusJuventus2300
26.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid6100
30.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid7-3SevillaSevilla9022
02.11.2013Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9002
05.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageJuventusJuventus2-2Real MadridReal Madrid7510
09.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad9001
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería0-5Real MadridReal Madrid9010
30.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0ValladolidValladolid9031
14.12.2013Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna2-2Real MadridReal Madrid5500
06.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0CeltaCelta2501
09.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundReal MadridReal Madrid2-0OsasunaOsasuna9000
12.01.2014Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid7600
15.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundOsasunaOsasuna0-2Real MadridReal Madrid2800
18.01.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid9010
21.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
25.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0GranadaGranada4500
08.02.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-2VillarrealVillarreal9011
11.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsAtléticoAtlético0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
22.02.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0ElcheElche9010
26.02.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16SchalkeSchalke1-6Real MadridReal Madrid8021
02.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9001
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundWalesWales3-1IcelandIceland7210
09.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0LevanteLevante9000
15.03.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9001
18.03.2014UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16Real MadridReal Madrid3-1SchalkeSchalke8202
23.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
26.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9021
05.04.2014Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-4Real MadridReal Madrid8610
12.04.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0AlmeríaAlmería7010
16.04.2014Spanish CupFinalBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
23.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid1-0BayernBayern000

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 (24)
  • Country: Wales
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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
Wales155
Wales U-2130
Wales U-1910
Wales U-1741
Total236

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Tottenham114
Real Madrid105
Total219
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham204
Total204
Last updated: 24/04/2014 01:05 CET
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