Gareth Frank Bale was born July 16, 1989 year in Cardiff. He is a Welsh footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national football team. The position is winger. It is characterized by high speed and well placed blow.
Started his career with Southampton, where he played on the left-back position and was a specialist in execution of penalties. Since joining Tottenham in the summer of 2007, began to play in a more attacking positions.
Bale moved to the team by the end of the season 2005/06, therefore, played a few games in this football year. His first game for the «Saints» took place in a match against Milluola, won with a score 2:0.
Bale was the youngest player to play for Southampton in an official match, after Theo Walcott. The next season began the Bale, in the end he played 38 matches and scored 16 goals.
In 2007, Bale joined Tottenham Hotspur, where he immediately took his place. Beginning his career in London was successful - Bale scored 3 goals in his first 4 games. But finally the foothold in the knee injury prevented him, Bale is out for the rest of the season.
After a successful season in the Tottenham Bale in its ranks wanted to see Real Madrid. Negotiations between the English and the Spanish club had been all summer, but because the player was forced to miss all of preseason training camp and the start of the season. September 1, 2013 year Real Madrid officially confirmed go Bale the transfer was paid £ 80/€ 91 million Welshman, Bale's most expensive player in football history after Cristiano Ronaldo. In the first match of Royal Club Gareth scored goals scored, hitting the Villarreal.
Gareth Bale broke the all-Wales: from youth to age 17 for adult, not having passed any of the phases. Before the start of a career in the team of John Toshack Bale played under coach Brian Flynn's «fringe».