Gareth Bale

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This tall players who could shine in the English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh football player for the Wales national team. Bale started his professional career at Southampton, playing at left back, was praised as a free-kick specialist. More recently, Bale has played an integral role in the breakthrough in the country and Tottenham in the Champions League, and he is now regarded as one of the elite wing of the football world.

Personal Information
Full name : Gareth Frank Bale
Date of birth : 16 July 1989 (age 22)
Place of birth : Cardiff, Wales
Height : 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position : Left Winger / Left Back

Club Information
Current club : Tottenham Hotspur
Number : 3

Early Life
 Bale was born in Cardiff to parents Frank, a school caretaker, and Debbie, an operations manager; he Attended Eglwys Newydd Primary School at Whitchurch. It was while at this school he first Came to the attention of Southampton at nine years old, Pls he was playing in a six-a-side tournament with his first club, Cardiff Civil Service Football Club. Growing up his football hero was fellow Welshman and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. In his final year at school, he was Awarded the PE department's prize for services to sport.

Club Career

On 17 April 2006, at the age of 16 years and 275 days, Bale Became the second youngest player ever to play for Southampton (after Theo Walcott, the who  was 132 days younger) he made his debut in the Saints' 2-0 victory against Millwall. On 6 August, Bale scored his first league goal, a free kick, to level the score at 1-1 against Derby County. 

Mary's, against Coventry City in the team's second game of the 2006-07 season with another free kick. Further bale developed his reputation as a free-kick specialist he struck the post from one against West Bromwich Albion. In total, he made 45 Appearances for Southampton, scoring five goals.

Tottenham Hotspur
 On 25 May 2007, Bale signed a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, with Spurs paying an initial £ 5 million for Bale, Potentially rising to £ 10 million based on Appearances and success. 

Bale went on to score again against Arsenal in the North London Derby, scoring a free kick inside the near post. Spurs' sporting director Damien Comolli Announced in February 2008 That Bale would miss the rest of the season through injury.

Bale was given the number 3 shirt for the 2008-09 season, the which left previous number 3 Lee Young-pyo without a squad number. After some poor performances, Bale was dropped in favour of Benoît Assou-Ekotto and the latter remained first-choice for most of the season.

After playing a record 24 Premier League games for Spurs without being on the winning side, Bale's first-ever involvement in a Premier League victory came against Burnley on 26 September 2009 - more than two years after signing for Spurs -  he came on as an 85th minute substitute. When Assou-Ekotto was sidelined with an injury, manager Harry Redknapp decided to give Bale a chance and he impressed in the Spurs' FA Cup third-round 4-0 win over Peterborough. In April 2010, Bale scored another goal against Arsenal after a pass from Defoe he tapped the ball past the Arsenal keeper. Three days later, Bale slammed in Tottenham's second with his weaker right foot in a 2-1 victory over leaders Chelsea and was named Man of the Match. He was named Barclays Player of the Month for April.

On 21 August, Bale scored twice in a 2-1 win at Stoke City, the second of the which was a head-high volley into the top right hand corner of the goal. On 25 August, Bale set up all four goals to help the Spurs Overcome Young Boys 4-0 (6-3 AGG.) In a Champions League play-off at White Hart Lane. On 29 September 2010, Bale scored his first Champions League goal for Tottenham in a 4-1 home win against Dutch champions FC Twente in Their second game of the group stages. On 20 October, Bale scored his first senior hat-trick against European champions Internazionale at the San Siro in the Champions League. In the return match at White Hart Lane on 2 November, Bale provided a man of the match performance, setting up goals for Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko to earn Spurs a memorable 3-1 win. On 19 March 2011, Bale Had Announced Tottenham extended his stay at the club until 2015.

The game ended in a 2-1 victory for Tottenham. He added his second and third goals of the season on 30 October with two goals against Queens Park Rangers in a 3-1 home win. On 3 December, Bale scored the first goal in Tottenham's 3-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. On 27 December, Bale scored twice to give Tottenham a 2-0 win against Norwich City.

Style of Play
 Bale originally started out playing as left-back, but Because of his great pace and dribbling skills, he was moved forward to play as a left-midfielder.On 2 November 2010, after a Champions League group stage match against Internazionale, teammate Rafael van der Vaart said, "Everyone is scared of him [Bale].  In a report of the same match, Spanish newspaper El Mundo said: Bale combines the height and build of an 800-metre runner like Steve Ovett with the acceleration and directness of a rugby winger like Bryan Habana. Big words?  Following Bale's two goals against Norwich City on 27 December 2011, manager Harry Redknapp said: If WE SELL him, we've had it have not We?

International Career

Bale was selected by Wales at the end of the 2005-06 season and made his international debut on 27 May 2006. Bale, who was just 16 years and 315 days, assisted the winning goal scored by Robert Earnshaw.

On 7 October 2006, Bale Became the youngest player ever to score a goal for the full Welsh national team in the Euro 2008 qualification match against Slovakia with a trademark free kick. Bale was Called up to the Wales squad for the first time under Gary Speed to play against Australia on 10 August 2011.

Great Britain
Bale, who meets the age criteria to play in the 2012 London Olympics, said he would "love to play in the Olympics" for the Great Britain Olympic football team, in Defiance of the Welsh FA. On 28 October 2011 Bale Became the first player to be photographed modeling of the British in 2012 London Olympics football supporters' shirts.


Southampton Academy
     Premier Academy League : 2005-06

     PFA Championship Team of the Year : 2006-07
     Football League Young Player of the Year : 2007
     FAW Young Player of the Year : 2007
     E. ON Player of the Round : 2009-10 5th Round
     Premier League Player of the Month : April 2010
     Tottenham Hotspur Football Club 'Young Player Of The Year': 2009-10,2010-11
     Wales Player of the Year Award : 2010, 2011
     BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2010
     BBC Wales Carwyn James Junior Sportsman of the Year Award 2006
     PFA Premier League Team of the Year : 2010-11
     PFA Players' Player of the Year : 2010-11
     UEFA Team of the Year 2011.

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