Gareth Bale is a professional football player who plays as a winger for the Spanish giants Real Madrid and for the Wales national team.
The Wales international is well known for his ability to shoot from distance, his unbelievable pace, and his great crossing ability.
Gareth Bale has a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities.
We are aware of all his qualities that made him one of the best footballers, but Oh My Football decided to tell you more about his early life as a professional football player, the clubs he played for and of course, Gareth Bale's net worth.
Gareth Frank Bale was born on the 16th of July, 1989, in Cardiff, Wales.
Gareth Bale started his professional football career at Southampton and he didn’t play as a winger, but as a left – back. In 2006 Southampton signed the player, and he became the second youngest player in the history of the club.
Bale quickly proved himself as a free kick specialist. In 2007 after just one year spent with the Saints, Tottenham showed interest in the young Welsh and signed him for £7 million.
Bale's position at Spurs was transformed and he became more attacking player rather than defensive.
During his first few years with the club, Gareth Bale struggled with injuries, but then he played an integral role for the team in 2010. In 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale had and incredible season with the Spurs.
In 2011 and 2013, he even won the PFA Players' Player of the Year. Bale quickly became one of the best young players at the time, and he caught the attention of the big clubs.
In 2013, the Spanish giants Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale for what was world record at the time - €100.8 million. It turned out that Bale was more expensive than Cristiano Ronaldo, who was signed for €94 million.
Bale managed to impress the fans and his new club by scoring in his debut, which was against Villarreal. He played an integral role in his first season at Real Madrid, helping the club to win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals.
However, just like his first years with Tottenham, Bale struggled with many injuries. The first half of 2013-2014 season was marked with an injury.
Bale was considered as the successor of Ronaldo, but lets be fair, he did not managed to live up with the expectations, although he is a great player.
Bale might not be in the public eye a lot, but he has plenty of sponsors and earns a huge weekly wage at the Santiago Bernabeu, which means that his net worth is not small.
As of 2020, Bale's net worth is $125 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
In 2016/17 season, Bale signed a new contract with Real Madrid and now his deal is up to 2022. It was reported that the Welsh is earning $33 million per year.
That is more than enough to make him one of the richest football player in the world.
Gareth Bale has gone through many injuries, several operations and all sorts of challenges in his professional career, but the 30-year-old player managed to overcome the difficulties and reach where he is today.