He scored his third brace of the season as he scored twice against Wigan, on 31 January to take his tally to ten goals for the season. [83] A week later, on 2 May 2013, he added the FWA Footballer of the Year Award from the Football Writers' Association, making Bale one of only two players who have won all three in the same season – the other being Cristiano Ronaldo, who won them in 2007. [60], On 3 December, Bale scored the first goal in Tottenham's 3–0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. Gareth Bale flying with Reguilón to seal Spurs loan after undergoing medical Left back Sergio Reguilón will join on a permanent €30m move from Real Madrid Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 14:41 He assisted the team's only goal and went on to score in the penalty shoot-out win over Atlético Madrid in the final. Aaron James Ramsey (born 26 December 1990) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Wales national team.Ramsey mainly plays as a box-to-box midfielder, but has also been deployed on the left and … [213], As Bale has developed into one of the most dangerous left wingers in the world, his style of play has won admiration from managers, current and past players such as Luís Figo,[214] José Mourinho,[215] Igor Štimac,[216] and Dani Alves. [114] Bale finished his debut season with 22 goals and 16 assists in all competitions. [87] The Spanish press (and Real Madrid TV) reported that Bale had cost £77 million (€91 million), while the British press reported a world record transfer fee of £85.3 million (€100 million), which would be above Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer record fee of £80 million (€94 million). 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[112] In the post match interview Bale stated, "I had to get round the player and go off the pitch to do it", while his Real Madrid teammate Xabi Alonso commented, "It was incredible, I have never seen anything like it". Bale scored the winning goal against his former club Southampton on 4 May. Tottenham Hotspur Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. In April 2010, Bale scored the winning goal in a 2–1 North London derby win against Arsenal, tapping past Manuel Almunia, after a pass from Jermain Defoe. [127] After being sidelined since 19 January, due to a calf injury he sustained in a 5–1 league victory at home against Sporting Gijón, during which he had also scored the opening goal of the match,[128][129] Bale returned to the pitch on 5 March; he made a substitute appearance in Real Madrid's 7–1 home win over Celta de Vigo, scoring Real Madrid's final goal of the match. Joined 26 May 2008 Messages 9,218 Location Manchester. [84] Bale scored the winning goal against his former club Southampton on 4 May. [19] This capped what was described in the local press as an "incredible" first full season as a professional footballer in which he was one of the Saints' "most creative players even (though operating) from the left-back position whilst his defending improved immeasurably as the season progressed. [36] However, he struggled to break into the first team, in part thanks to Benoit Assou-Ekotto's good form. From the 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. [122] In a match against Espanyol on 10 January 2015, Bale was booed by a section of Madrid fans who adjudged him as being selfish in shooting for goal and not passing to Ronaldo. 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With the spotlight increasing on Bale following his performances, in October 2012 his Spurs manager Harry Redknapp put him in the same class as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. [177] In doing so, he became Wales' joint 10th all-time top-scorer with 14 goals, alongside John Hartson. Bale's run of good form in the early months of 2013 saw him win Premier League Player of the Month for February as well as the BBC's Goal of the Month in both January and February for his strikes against Norwich City and West Ham United respectively. Gareth Bale. As a member you get free access to all of our forums and posts plus the ability to post your own messages, communicate directly with … [12], He scored again, at St. Mary's, against Coventry City in the team's second game of the 2006–07 season with another free kick. [40] Three days later, Bale scored Tottenham's winning goal with his weaker right foot in a 2–1 victory over league leaders and eventual champions Chelsea and was named man of the match. [125], Bale scored twice in Real's win over Real Betis in September 2015. Bale came off the bench in the 98th minute in extra time with the final result deadlocked at 0–0 resulting in a penalty shoot-out that ended 4–1 to Manchester United. 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Tottenham have completed the signing of Southampton's teenage Welsh international defender Gareth Bale. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In his final year at school, he was awarded the PE department's prize for services to sport. The goal gave Spurs a 1–0 win as well as being Bale's 20th in the Premier League in his 200th appearance for Spurs. [154], On 9 February 2019, Bale scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid after scoring the team's third goal as a substitute in a 3–1 away win over cross-city rivals Atlético Madrid;[155] however, he was also the source of controversy in the media following the match, due to the "provocative" goal celebration that he made towards the opposition fans. [13] Bale further developed his reputation as a free kick specialist when he struck the post from one against West Bromwich Albion. Bale began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. Gareth is obviously disappointed to be sidelined for this length of time but he is still young and we have to do what is best for him in the long run." [10] As a 14-year-old he says that he ran the 100-metre sprint in 11.4 seconds. [30] Sporting Director of Tottenham, Damien Comolli said, "Even if the examination reveals that Gareth's foot is stable, the decision has been taken to bring him back slowly to ensure he does not get a repeat of the injury or suffer any further damage. Bale scored 56 goals in 203 appearances for Spurs between 2007 and 2013 after arriving from Southampton in a deal worth an initial £5m in May 2007. [264] His love of golf was blamed by the Spanish media as the reason why he has spent so much time out injured for Real Madrid. [123] Bale was defended by Carlo Ancelotti over this plus difficulties at the end of the season. Tottenham are set to make two key moves in the transfer market, with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon closing in on a sensational double deal from Real Madrid. [249] On 9 March 2018, Bale announced that he and his fiancée were expecting their third child. [262] Under the slogan "Together, we can beat Ebola", FIFA's campaign was done in conjunction with the Confederation of African Football and health experts, with the players holding up eleven messages to raise awareness of the disease and ways to combat it. Gareth Bale, 31, from Wales Tottenham Hotspur, since 2020 Right Winger Market value: $22.00m * Jul 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales [218] Former Liverpool player and BBC Sport football pundit Mark Lawrenson said in 2011: "What makes Gareth Bale so special? [240] On 29 December 2012, Bale picked up his third yellow card for simulation for the 2012–13 season. Gareth was born on 16 July 1989 in Cardiff, Wales, to Frank Bale, a school caretaker, and Debbie Bale, an operations manager. Gareth Bale, 31, from Wales Tottenham Hotspur, since 2020 Right Winger Market value: £18.00m * Jul 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales [74], In Bale's next game, he scored directly from two free kicks, one from 35 yards out just before half time and another from 25 yards out in the dying seconds of injury time, to give Tottenham a 2–1 victory over Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie on 14 February. The goal gave Spurs a 1–0 win as well as being Bale's 20th in the Premier League in his 200th appearance for Spurs. He then scored in the League Cup home tie against Middlesbrough, to make it three goals in four starts for the then 18-year-old. How do you stop Gareth Bale? "[171], After a long injury lay-off, he returned and started in the World Cup qualifier against Finland on 10 October 2009. [173], In December 2010, Bale was awarded the BBC Cymru Sports Personality of the Year trophy. [41] He was named Premier League Player of the Month for April 2010. 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