Gareth Bale is a well-known Welsh footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid in La Liga and is serving as the captain of the Wales National Team. Bale is known for his pace and long-range shooting skills and is considered one of the fastest football players. He is the top scorer for the Wales National team and has received the Welsh Footballer of the Year title for a record 6 times. His transfer to Real Madrid in 2013 for €100.8 was the world record transfer fee at that time. Scroll down to know more about the career and net worth of Gareth Bale in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Gareth Frank Bale was born on July 16th in the year 1989, in Cardiff, Wales to Debbie Bale and Frank Bale. He attended the Eglwys Newydd Primary School and was noted by Southampton when he was nine years old representing Cardiff Civil Service. He then studied at the Whitchurch High School where his footballing skills amazed everyone. When Bale was 16 years old, he helped his school’s U-18 team to clinch the Cardiff & Vale Senior Cup.
Gareth Bale is in a relationship with his high school mate Emma Rhys-Jones and lives with her in Madrid, Spain. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Alba Violet, and Nava Valentina, and in 2018, he announced that they are expecting their third child. The couple got engaged in July 2016.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Bale started his club career with Southampton in 2006 when he was 16 becoming the second youngest player to play of the club. He scored five goals for them in 45 appearances and moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 on a four-year contract for a €5 million+ €10 million add-on deal.
Though he started as a left-back, he evolved to a winger at Tottenham and scored 55 goals for the club in 203 appearances. He moved to Real Madrid in 2013 on a then-record-breaking transfer fee of €100.8, and since then he has scored 92 goals for them in 192 appearances as of now winning 4 Champions Leagues, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 2 Club World Cups, and a La Liga title.
Gareth made his international debut for Wales in the year 2006 against 2006 and had since then played 72 games for them scoring 30 goals. He is the all-time top scorer for Wales and has won Six Welsh Footballer of the year awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Gareth is one of the highest paid footballers in the world whose annual salary in 2014 at Real Madrid was £15 million. In 2016, he signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid for £150 million which puts his weekly salary to £350,000. He has endorsement deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade, and BT Sport and his annual earnings in 2017 in the combination of annual salary and endorsements according to Forbes was $34 million. His estimated net worth is $140 million.
Gareth is among the best players in the world right now on the likes of Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar. As Ronaldo left Real Madrid this season, the Welshman is looked upon as his successor by the fans, and his career will reach new heights if he lives up to the expectations.