Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales National Team. He was named PFA Players' Player of the Year (2011 & 2013), PFA Young Player of the Year (2013), etc. and won the UEFA Super Cup (2014), FIFA Club World Cup (2014) with his current club, and so on. Bale is well-known for his ball striking from distance, his free-kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace.
Bale was born to parents Frank, a school caretaker, and Debbie, an operations manager. He first came to the attention of Southampton at age nine, when he was playing in a six-a-side tournament with his first club, Cardiff Civil Service Football Club.
Bale is single.