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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: 29/05/2016 01:05 CET
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAndorraAndorra1-2WalesWales9020
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales2-1CyprusCyprus9001
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium0-0WalesWales9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundIsraelIsrael0-3WalesWales9021
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales1-0BelgiumBelgium8710
23.08.2015Spanish LigaSporting GijónSporting Gijón0-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.08.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0BetisBetis9021
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCyprusCyprus0-1WalesWales9010
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales0-0IsraelIsrael9000
12.09.2015Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-6Real MadridReal Madrid9002
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3100
04.10.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1Real MadridReal Madrid2400
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina2-0WalesWales9000
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales2-0AndorraAndorra9010
17.10.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0LevanteLevante4500
08.11.2015Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-2Real MadridReal Madrid9001
21.11.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-4Real MadridReal Madrid7101
29.11.2015Spanish LigaEibarEibar0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
05.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GetafeGetafe9011
13.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
20.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid10-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano7441
30.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad9001
03.01.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
09.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0DeportivoDeportivo7430
17.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón4511
05.03.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid7-1CeltaCelta2510
08.03.2016UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16Real MadridReal Madrid2-0RomaRoma6100
13.03.2016Spanish LigaLas PalmasLas Palmas1-2Real MadridReal Madrid7900
20.03.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0SevillaSevilla7011
02.04.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9001
06.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
12.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid3-0WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
16.04.2016Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-5Real MadridReal Madrid5710
23.04.2016Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9020
26.04.2016UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finalsMan. CityMan. City0-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
30.04.2016Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9010
04.05.2016UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid1-0Man. CityMan. City9001
14.05.2016Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo0-2Real MadridReal Madrid7600
28.05.2016UEFA Champions LeagueFinalReal MadridReal Madrid1-1
(5-3(p))
AtléticoAtlético12001

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 (26)
  • Country: Wales
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • 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
Wales2512
Wales U-2130
Wales U-1910
Wales U-1741
Total3313

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Tottenham114
Real Madrid308
Total4112
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham204
Total204
Last updated: 29/05/2016 01:05 CET
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