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Gareth Bale
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Bale with Wales in 2016
Personal information
Full name Gareth Frank Bale
Date of birth 16 July 1989 (1989-07-16) (age 32)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
(on loan from Real Madrid)
Number 9
Youth career
Cardiff Civil Service
1999–2006 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Southampton 40 (5)
2007–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 146 (42)
2013– Real Madrid 171 (80)
2020– Tottenham Hotspur (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 7 (1)
2006 Wales U19 1 (1)
2006–2008 Wales U21 4 (2)
2006– Wales 85 (33)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:36, 18 October 2020 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:53, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh footballer who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Real Madrid.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2005–06 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 38 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 43 5
Total 40 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 45 5
Tottenham Hotspur 2007–08 Premier League 8 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 12 3
2008–09 16 0 2 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 30 0
2009–10 23 3 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 3
2010–11 30 7 0 0 0 0 11 4 0 0 41 11
2011–122 36 9 4 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 42 12
2012–13 33 21 2 1 1 1 8 3 0 0 44 26
Total 146 42 16 3 10 2 31 8 0 0 203 55
Real Madrid 2013–14 La Liga 27 15 5 1 12 6 0 0 44 22
2014–15 31 13 2 0 10 2 5 2 48 17
2015–16 23 19 0 0 8 0 31 19
2016–17 19 7 0 0 8 2 0 0 27 9
2017–18 26 16 2 1 7 3 4 1 39 21
2018–19 29 8 3 0 7 3 3 3 42 14
2019–20 14 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 18 3
Total 169 80 13 3 55 16 12 6 249 105
Career total 355 127 30 6 13 2 86 24 13 6 497 165

1 Includes Football League Championship play-offs, Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
2 The Spurs goal tally excludes the goal scored against Fulham on 6 November 2011, later ruled as an own goal

International

Gareth Bale - Wales - 2015 (1)
Bale in Welsh colours, facing Belgium in 2015
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals Ratio
Wales
2006 4 1 0.25
2007 7 1 0.14
2008 5 0 0.00
2009 7 0 0.00
2010 4 1 0.25
2011 6 3 0.50
2012 5 3 0.60
2013 5 2 0.40
2014 5 3 0.60
2015 6 5 0.83
2016 11 7 0.64
2017 3 0 0.00
2018 6 5 0.83
2019 9 2 0.22
Total 83 33 0.39

Honours

Club

Southampton Academy
  • Premier Academy League: 2005–06
Tottenham Hotspur

Real Madrid

Individual

  • Football League Championship PFA Team of the Year: 2006–07
  • Football League Young Player of the Year: 2007
  • FAW Young Player of the Year: 2007
  • FA Cup Player of the Round: 2009–10 5th Round
  • Tottenham Hotspur Young Player of the Year: 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Tottenham Hotspur 'Player Of The Year': 2012–13
  • Wales Player of the Year Award: 2010, 2011
  • BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year: 2010
  • BBC Wales Carwyn James Junior Sportsman of the Year: 2006
  • Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2012–13
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2010–11, 2012–13
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2012–13
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2011, 2013
  • Premier League Player of the Month: April 2010, January 2012, February 2013
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