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Gareth Bale

Position:
Midfielder
Height:
5'10" (1.80m)
Weight:
162 lbs (73.4 kg)
age:
25
DOB:
July 16, 1989
POB:
Wales

2014 / 2015 Spanish Primera División

  • 31Games
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  • 13Goals
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  • 9Assists
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  • 103Shots

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Player Profile

Bale made his professional debut for Southampton at the tender age of 16 years and 275 days in 2006 and went on to become the world's most expensive player when Real Madrid paid over €100 million to take him from Tottenham in 2013.

After coming through the ranks at Southampton, the Welshman was snapped up for an appearance-related fee of £10 million by Tottenham in May 2007, having just become Wales' youngest ever international against Trinidad and Tobago at just 16 years and 315 days to break Lewin Nyatanga's three-month old record.

The promising left-back enjoyed a superb start to his Spurs career with goals against Fulham, Arsenal and Middlesbrough, but he was unable to get a win while on the pitch and went 24 games for Spurs without a victory. An injured foot ruined his debut campaign and limited him to just 12 appearances in the 2007-08 season.

Injury struck again in 2009 when he required knee surgery but Bale returned to the side in September in an attacking role on the left wing to become a key figure as Tottenham qualified for the Champions League for the first time. He also broke his duck when he came on against Burnley, and picked up his first win as a starter against Fulham shortly afterwards.

In 2010-11, Bale made the breakthrough and was named the PFA Player of the Year by his peers. He continued to shine and signed a new four-year contract in June 2012 before bagging 26 goals in 44 games during what would be his final season at Spurs and also won a host of awards: PFA Players' Player of the Year; PFA Young Player of the Year; FWA Footballer of the Year.

Real Madrid came calling and turned Bale into the world's most expensive player, after a fee of £85.3 million was agreed. The winger immediately took to life in Spain and scored 22 goals in 44 games for the club, helping them to lift the Champions League (La Decima) and Copa del Rey with vital goals.

The FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup followed in 2014 but, despite continuing to find the net on a regular basis, Bale was made a scapegoat for the club's failure to win any silverware in 2014-15 and was booed by some sections of his own fans.

Strengths: Excellent going forward, with a goal-scoring touch. He can deliver a great cross on the run and he is also a free-kick specialist.

Weaknesses: He struggled with defending in the early years and has issues when his confidence has been knocked.

Career high: He scored key goals as Real Madrid won both the Champions League and Copa del Rey titles in his first season.

Career low: He went 24 games for Spurs without a victory, but he has also been booed at the Bernabeu which isn't good.

Style: Quick, agile, tricky, a winger with an eye for goal and a powerful shot.

Quotes: "He's an amazing, amazing talent and he's after the Ronaldos and Messis of this world and he's getting better and better. He's almost unplayable when he's on his game. He is a genuine world-class player. There's nobody he couldn't play for. He'd improve any team" -- Harry Redknapp.

Trivia: Bale has trademarked his "heart" goal celebration and use his logo on "clothing, footwear and headgear."

Career

Team Comp GS SB G A SH SG FC FS YC RC
Real Madrid CWC 2 0 2 0 5 4 1 5 0 0
Real Madrid Super C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid Sup Cup 2 0 0 0 6 2 4 3 0 0
Real Madrid Esp Cup 2 0 0 1 6 1 4 1 0 0
Real Madrid Champions Cup 3 0 2 0 12 5 1 4 0 0
Real Madrid UCL 9 1 2 1 34 14 2 8 0 0
Real Madrid La Liga 30 1 13 9 103 39 25 35 2 0
Season Totals   49 2 19 11 166 65 37 56 2 0

Appearances

Team Oppo Date Comp Res Appear g a sh sg fc fs yc rc
Real Madrid H - Getafe May 23, 2015 La Liga W 7-3 Unused Substitute
Real Madrid A - Espanyol May 17, 2015 La Liga W 1-4 Started 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Juventus May 13, 2015 UCL L 1-1 Started 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Valencia May 9, 2015 La Liga D 2-2 Started 0 1 5 1 1 2 0 0
Real Madrid A - Juventus May 5, 2015 UCL L 2-1 Started 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
Real Madrid A - Sevilla May 2, 2015 La Liga W 2-3 Substitute 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Malaga Apr 18, 2015 La Liga W 3-1 Sub-Off 4 min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Atletico Apr 14, 2015 UCL D 0-0 Started 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Rayo Apr 8, 2015 La Liga W 0-2 Sub-Off 90 min 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 0
Real Madrid H - Granada Apr 5, 2015 La Liga W 9-1 Started 1 2 4 2 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Barcelona Mar 22, 2015 La Liga L 2-1 Started 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Levante Mar 15, 2015 La Liga W 2-0 Started 2 0 7 3 2 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Schalke Mar 10, 2015 UCL W 3-4 Started 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Athletic Mar 7, 2015 La Liga L 1-0 Started 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0
Real Madrid H - Villarreal Mar 1, 2015 La Liga D 1-1 Started 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0
Real Madrid A - Elche Feb 22, 2015 La Liga W 0-2 Started 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
Real Madrid A - Schalke Feb 18, 2015 UCL W 0-2 Started 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Real Madrid H - Deportivo Feb 14, 2015 La Liga W 2-0 Started 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Atletico Feb 7, 2015 La Liga L 4-0 Started 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Sevilla Feb 4, 2015 La Liga W 2-1 Started 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0
Real Madrid H - R Sociedad Jan 31, 2015 La Liga W 4-1 Started 0 1 10 2 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Cordoba Jan 24, 2015 La Liga W 1-2 Started 1 1 3 1 2 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Getafe Jan 18, 2015 La Liga W 0-3 Started 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Atletico Jan 15, 2015 Esp Cup L 2-2 Started 0 1 3 1 3 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Espanyol Jan 10, 2015 La Liga W 3-0 Started 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 0
Real Madrid A - Atletico Jan 7, 2015 Esp Cup L 2-0 Started 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Valencia Jan 4, 2015 La Liga L 2-1 Started 0 0 3 1 1 4 0 0
Real Madrid H - San Lorenzo Dec 20, 2014 CWC W 2-0 Started 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0
Real Madrid A - Cruz Azul Dec 16, 2014 CWC W 0-4 Started 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0
Real Madrid A - Almeria Dec 12, 2014 La Liga W 1-4 Started 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 0
Real Madrid H - Ludogorets Dec 9, 2014 UCL W 4-0 Started 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Celta Vigo Dec 6, 2014 La Liga W 3-0 Started 0 0 5 3 1 2 0 0
Real Madrid A - Malaga Nov 29, 2014 La Liga W 1-2 Sub-Off 89 min 1 0 7 3 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - FC Basel Nov 26, 2014 UCL W 0-1 Started 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Eibar Nov 22, 2014 La Liga W 0-4 Started 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0
Wales A - Belgium Nov 16, 2014 ECQ D 0-0 Started 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0
Real Madrid H - Rayo Nov 8, 2014 La Liga W 5-1 Sub-Off 84 min 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Liverpool Nov 4, 2014 UCL W 1-0 Sub-On 61 min 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Levante Oct 18, 2014 La Liga W 0-5 Unused Substitute
Wales H - Cyprus Oct 13, 2014 ECQ W 2-1 Started 0 1 8 5 0 5 1 0
Wales H - Bosnia-Herz Oct 10, 2014 ECQ D 0-0 Started 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Athletic Oct 5, 2014 La Liga W 5-0 Started 0 2 6 3 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Ludogorets Oct 1, 2014 UCL W 1-2 Started 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Villarreal Sep 27, 2014 La Liga W 0-2 Started 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Elche Sep 23, 2014 La Liga W 5-1 Started 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid A - Deportivo Sep 20, 2014 La Liga W 2-8 Sub-Off 76 min 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - FC Basel Sep 16, 2014 UCL W 5-1 Started 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Atletico Sep 13, 2014 La Liga L 1-2 Sub-Off 71 min 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Wales A - Andorra Sep 9, 2014 ECQ W 1-2 Started 2 0 6 4 0 4 0 0
Real Madrid A - R Sociedad Aug 31, 2014 La Liga L 4-2 Started 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Cordoba Aug 25, 2014 La Liga W 2-0 Started 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
Real Madrid A - Atletico Aug 22, 2014 Sup Cup L 1-0 Started 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - Atletico Aug 19, 2014 Sup Cup D 1-1 Started 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0
Real Madrid H - Sevilla Aug 12, 2014 Super C W 2-0 Started 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid H - Man Utd Aug 2, 2014 Champions Cup L 1-3 Started 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
Real Madrid H - AS Roma Jul 29, 2014 Champions Cup L 0-1 Sub-Off 72 min 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 0
Real Madrid A - Inter Jul 26, 2014 Champions Cup L (3) 1-(2) 1 Started 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
  • A: GoalAssists
  • Appear: Appearance
  • Comp: Competition
  • FC: Fouls Committed
  • FS: Fouls Suffered
  • G: TotalGoals
  • Oppo: Opponent
  • RC: Red Cards
  • Res: Result
  • SG: Shots On Target
  • SH: Total Shots
  • YC: Yellow Cards