101 Facts About Gareth Bale

1. Gareth Bale has highlighted the hidden edge Real Madrid enjoyed over Liverpool in last season's Champions League final—and unwittingly pointed to the same advantage Manchester City might enjoy in this season's Premier League title race.

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2. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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3. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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4. Gareth Bale has revealed that he is yet to speak to former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane since his stunning performance against Liverpool in the Champions League final.

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5. Gareth Bale struggled for a starting place at the Bernabeu towards the end of Zidane's reign due to form and fitness.

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6. Gareth Bale has admitted he and Zinedine Zidane were not "best mates" when the Frenchman was in charge at Real Madrid.

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7. Gareth Bale was expected to step into Cristiano Ronaldo's shoes as Los Blancos' main man after the Portugal international departed last summer.

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8. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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9. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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10. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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11. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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12. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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13. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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14. Gareth Bale has otherwise fired blanks in eight La Liga matches and one Supercopa tie, though, while assisting just one goal across those fixtures.

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15. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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16. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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17. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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18. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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19. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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20. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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21. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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22. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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23. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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24. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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25. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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26. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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27. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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28. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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29. Gareth Bale is back but returns not so much to a hero's welcome but a Real Madrid team doing rather well without him.

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30. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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31. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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32. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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33. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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34. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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35. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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36. Gareth Bale has won several Champions League titles, a league title and the Copa del Rey among other silverware, though he still is not fluent in Spanish and recently was one of just a few players to skip a team bonding meal.

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37. Gareth Bale left Tottenham to sign for Los Blancos in a mega-money deal back in 2013.

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38. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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39. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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40. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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41. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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42. Gareth Bale could be back in action tonight as Real travel to Girona in the Copa del Rey.

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43. Gareth Bale is very happy at Real Madrid and Real Madrid is very happy with Bale.

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44. Gareth Bale has struggled with injuries since joining Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.

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45. Gareth Bale is very happy at Real Madrid, and Real Madrid is very happy with Bale.

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46. Gareth Bale has always felt an important part of this team.

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47. Gareth Bale "has never wanted to leave Real Madrid" despite consistent "stupid" rumours about his future at the club, according to his agent, Jonathan Barnett.

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48. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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49. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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50. Gareth Bale is pretty active on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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51. Gareth Bale began his professional football career with Southampton at the age of 16 years playing his first match on 17 April 2006.

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52. Gareth Bale is on the verge of making history for Real Madrid.

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53. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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54. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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55. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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56. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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57. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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58. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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59. Gareth Bale is known for his physical fitness, pace, skill, stamina and agility.

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60. Gareth Bale has very much helped Wales reach their new success this time around during the 2016 Euro cup.

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61. Gareth Bale is sponsored by Adidas and wears their F50 range of boots on the field.

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62. Gareth Bale had an incredible debut season with the Saints and picked up the BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year along with the Football League Young Player of the Year for his amazing skills.

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63. Gareth Bale made his senior debut for Southampton on 17th April 2006 at the age of 16 years and 275 days becoming the second youngest debutant after close friend Theo Walcott.

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64. Gareth Bale must impress the Madrid hierarchy to ensure he has a central role to play in the future.

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65. Gareth Bale has endured another injury-hit campaign at the Bernabeu but has made 23 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.

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66. Gareth Bale was bought to eventually replace Cristiano Ronaldo, but injuries have prevented the former Tottenham Hotspur winger from producing consistency in his availability and output.

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67. Gareth Bale might have to wait for his chance in Real Madrid's starting XI after his latest return from injury, according to coach Santiago Solari.

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68. Gareth Bale is a huge golf fan and has a replica of the 17th hole—the island Green—at TPC at Sawgrass in his back garden.

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69. In March 2014, Gareth Bale was the first player to wear the Adidas F50 crazylight football boots.

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70. On 9 March 2018, Gareth Bale announced that he and his fiancee were expecting their third child.

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71. Gareth Bale was ranked twelfth on ESPN's list of the world's most famous athletes in 2016, while The Guardian listed him as the seventh-best footballer on the planet in the same year.

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72. Gareth Bale gave me a torrid afternoon and I didn't know how to defend against him.

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73. Gareth Bale has the ability to perform and use his technique at great pace.

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74. Gareth Bale is known for employing the "knuckle ball" technique when taking free kicks.

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75. Gareth Bale can make his own choices and make his own decisions.

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76. On 28 October 2011, Gareth Bale became the first player to be photographed modelling the British 2012 London Olympics football supporters' shirt.

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77. Gareth Bale was eligible to play for England through his grandmother, but he stated in 2016: "I wouldn't care if I never qualified—I would never play for England.

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78. Gareth Bale became the third player to score in three editions of the competition after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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79. Gareth Bale became the first substitute to score twice in a Champions League final and was named man of the match.

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80. Gareth Bale featured in Real Madrid's victories in both the 2017 UEFA Super Cup and the 2017 Supercopa de Espana, and he featured in the club's victorious 2017 FIFA Club World Cup campaign, winning a third trophy before 2018 had even begun.

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81. Gareth Bale signed a new four-year contract at White Hart Lane on 7 May 2010, as a reward for helping the club reaching a Champions League qualification place.

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82. Gareth Bale was named Premier League Player of the Month for April 2010.

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83. Gareth Bale signed a new four-year deal with the club in August 2008.

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84. Gareth Bale is one of the most unselfish individuals that I have had the pleasure to help educate.

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85. Gareth Bale left school in the summer of 2005 with a Grade A in PE amongst his other GCSE results.

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86. Gareth Bale was born in Cardiff, Wales, to parents Frank, a school caretaker, and Debbie Bale, an operations manager and the nephew of former Cardiff City footballer Chris Pike.

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87. Gareth Bale was the top goalscorer for Wales in their successful qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring seven goals; he subsequently represented his nation in the final tournament as they reached the semi-finals, scoring three goals.

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88. Gareth Bale made his senior international debut for Wales in May 2006, becoming the youngest player at that point to represent the nation.

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89. On 1 September 2013, Gareth Bale was transferred to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee.

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90. Gareth Bale was nominated to the PFA Team of the Year three times in a row between 2011 and 2013.

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91. Gareth Bale began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist.

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92. Gareth Bale has been declared fit for Wales' crunch Nations League clash against Denmark on Friday.

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93. Gareth Bale slated for wearing gloves and Twitter convinced it means one thing.

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94. Gareth Bale says Wales were out of luck as Denmark denied them promotion to the Nations League's top tier.

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95. Gareth Bale 'honoured' to be on shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year.

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96. Gareth Bale has failed to score in his last seven La Liga matches, and has always seemed to fail in becoming a fan favourite in Madrid.

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97. Gareth Bale was whistled off at the Bernabeu by some sections of the Real support.

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98. Ryan Giggs says he is unaware of Gareth Bale's struggles at Real Madrid because he does not have the TV channel covering La Liga games.

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99. Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad for their Nations League group decider against Denmark after missing last month's international action.

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100. Ryan Giggs says he is unaware of Gareth Bale's struggles at Real Madrid because he does not have the TV channel covering their domestic games.

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101. Gareth Bale etched himself in Champions League history after destroying Maicon at the iconic San Siro in 2010.

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