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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Real Madrid in Spain. He most recently appeared on loan at Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.

Bale is considered as an excellent footballer owing to his with outstanding pace, crossing ability, a great left foot, and excellent physical traits.

Gareth Bale’s net worth is estimated to be $145 million in 2021.

Gareth Bale. Source: Forbes.com

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Childhood

Gareth Frank Bale was born in Cardiff, Wales on July 16, 1989.

Bale is the son of Frank Blake and Debbie Blake. His father worked as a school caretaker, while his mother was a local operations manager. He was first noticed by Southampton football club scouts.

Bale as a youngster. Source: Express.co.uk

He attended Whitchurch High School after finishing his education, where he drew the attention of the authorities due to his athletic abilities.

Career

Bale was drafted into the Southampton football team in 2006 after graduating from high school. He became the club’s second-youngest player in history. Bale was named as the BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2012.

Many other clubs were interested in him but he eventually opted to join Real Madrid in the second half of 2013. It was finally revealed in January 2014 to be 100.8 million Euros, a global record at the time, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s 94 million.

Gareth Bale and Real Madrid President Florentino Perez pose. Source: CNN International

He made an impression on his new team and fans by scoring in his debut against Villarreal. The 2016-17 season began with Bale signing a new contract with the club that prolonged his tenure until 2022.

Bale was also expected to compete for Great Britain in the London Olympics in 2012. There was a squabble at the time about the Welsh football association’s decision not to participate in the Great Britain team.

Bale was eager to disobey his national association and join the GB team but he was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.

Gareth Bale’s net worth is $145 million as of 2021.

Source: thesun.co.uk

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