Gareth Bale

Date of birth16 July 1989
Place of birthCardiff
NationalityWelsh
Weight74 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Gareth Bale became Wales' youngest-ever full international at 16 years and 315 days in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago at Graz in Austria on 27 May 2006.

Lewin Nyatanga of Derby County was the previous Wales record holder when he made his debut against Paraguay in March 2006 at the age of 17 years 195 days.

He signed his first professional contract with Southampton on his 17th birthday in July 2006. It ran to June 2008.

Gareth's contract at Tottenham Hotspur was extended to June 2012 in August 2008, to June 2014 in May 2010, to June 2015 in March 2011 and to June 2016 in June 2012.

He joined Real Madrid in August 2013 with a six-year contract for a reported a world record transfer fee of £85.3 million (€100 million).

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 16 Jul 2006 25 May 2007
Tottenham Hotspur 25 May 2007 01 Sep 2013
Real Madrid 01 Sep 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 2
2006-07 Southampton FA Cup 1
2006-07 Southampton League Championship 38
5
4
2006-07 Southampton League Championship Play-Offs 1
2006-07 Southampton League Cup 3
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 8
2
1
2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 1
2
2008-09 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
2008-09 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
2
2008-09 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12
4
2
1
2008-09 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 7
2
2009-10 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 8
2009-10 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
2009-10 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 18
5
3
2
2010-11 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 29
1
7
1
2010-11 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League 10
1
4
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
2
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 36
9
3
2011-12 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League 1
1
1
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1
1
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 33
21
6
2012-13 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League 8
3
3
2013-14 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 8
4
6
2014-15 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 9
1
2
2014-15 Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup 1
2015-16 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 8
1
2016-17 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League
1
2017-18 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League
1
2
2017-18 Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Apr 2006 Southampton v Millwall W 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Southampton v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
06 Aug 2006 Derby County v Southampton D 2-2 League Championship
09 Aug 2006 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-0 League Championship
12 Aug 2006 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 League Championship
19 Aug 2006 Barnsley v Southampton D 2-2 League Championship
23 Aug 2006 Southampton v Yeovil Town W 5-2 League Cup 1st round
26 Aug 2006 Southampton v Preston North End D 1-1 League Championship
19 Sep 2006 Millwall v Southampton W 0-4 League Cup 2nd round
30 Sep 2006 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Cardiff City v Southampton L 1-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2006 Southampton v Stoke City W 1-0 League Championship
24 Oct 2006 Notts County v Southampton L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 2006 Colchester United v Southampton L 2-0 League Championship
01 Nov 2006 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Championship
04 Nov 2006 Southampton v Hull City D 0-0 League Championship
11 Nov 2006 Sunderland v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
18 Nov 2006 Leeds United v Southampton W 0-3 League Championship
25 Nov 2006 Southampton v Luton Town W 2-1 League Championship
29 Nov 2006 Southampton v Birmingham City W 4-3 League Championship
02 Dec 2006 Hull City v Southampton W 2-4 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Southend United v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
16 Dec 2006 Southampton v Norwich City W 2-1 League Championship
23 Dec 2006 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 3-3 League Championship
26 Dec 2006 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Southampton v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
01 Jan 2007 Plymouth Argyle v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
13 Jan 2007 Southampton v Burnley D 0-0 League Championship
20 Jan 2007 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton W 0-2 League Championship
28 Jan 2007 Manchester City v Southampton L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2007 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Championship
03 Feb 2007 Southampton v Derby County L 0-1 League Championship
10 Feb 2007 West Bromwich Albion v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
17 Feb 2007 Southampton v Barnsley W 5-2 League Championship
20 Feb 2007 Coventry City v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
24 Feb 2007 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Championship
05 Mar 2007 Preston North End v Southampton L 3-1 League Championship
10 Mar 2007 Stoke City v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
13 Mar 2007 Southampton v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
16 Mar 2007 Southampton v Colchester United L 1-2 League Championship
07 Apr 2007 Luton Town v Southampton W 0-2 League Championship
09 Apr 2007 Southampton v Sunderland L 1-2 League Championship
28 Apr 2007 Norwich City v Southampton W 0-1 League Championship
06 May 2007 Southampton v Southend United W 4-1 League Championship
12 May 2007 Southampton v Derby County L 1-2 League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Wales International Friendly
1
2006-07 Wales International Friendly 1
2006-07 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
2
2007-08 Wales International Friendly 1
2007-08 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1
2008-09 Wales FIFA World Cup 6
1
2008-09 Wales International Friendly 3
2009-10 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2009-10 Wales International Friendly 2
2010-11 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2011-12 Wales International Friendly 2
1
2011-12 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
2
2012-13 Wales FIFA World Cup 6
4
1
2012-13 Wales International Friendly 2
1
2013-14 Wales FIFA World Cup
1
2013-14 Wales International Friendly 2
1
2014-15 Wales UEFA European Championship 6
5
1
2015-16 Wales International Friendly
1
2015-16 Wales UEFA European Championship 10
5
1
2016-17 Wales FIFA World Cup 5
4
2
2017-18 Wales China Cup 1
2017-18 Wales FIFA World Cup 2
2017-18 Wales International Friendly 1
3
2018-19 Wales UEFA Nations League 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 May 2006 Wales v Trinidad and Tobago W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2006 Brazil v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Wales v Slovakia L 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2006 Wales v Cyprus W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Wales v San Marino W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 Bulgaria v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Wales W 2-5 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Cyprus v Wales L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 San Marino v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Sep 2008 Wales v Azerbaijan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Sep 2008 Russia v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2008 Wales v Liechtenstein W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Denmark v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Wales v Poland L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Wales v Finland L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
29 May 2009 Wales v Estonia W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 2009 Finland v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Liechtenstein v Wales W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Nov 2009 Wales v Scotland W 3-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Wales v Sweden L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Montenegro v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
08 Oct 2010 Wales v Bulgaria L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Oct 2010 Switzerland v Wales L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
10 Aug 2011 Wales v Australia L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Wales v Montenegro W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2011 England v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2011 Wales v Switzerland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2011 Bulgaria v Wales W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Nov 2011 Wales v Norway W 4-1 International Friendly
15 Aug 2012 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 0-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Wales v Belgium L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
11 Sep 2012 Serbia v Wales L 6-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
12 Oct 2012 Wales v Scotland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
16 Oct 2012 Croatia v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
06 Feb 2013 Wales v Austria W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Scotland v Wales W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
26 Mar 2013 Wales v Croatia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
10 Sep 2013 Wales v Serbia L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
16 Nov 2013 Wales v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Wales v Iceland W 3-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2014 Andorra v Wales W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
10 Oct 2014 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
13 Oct 2014 Wales v Cyprus W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
16 Nov 2014 Belgium v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
28 Mar 2015 Israel v Wales W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
12 Jun 2015 Wales v Belgium W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
03 Sep 2015 Cyprus v Wales W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
06 Sep 2015 Wales v Israel D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
10 Oct 2015 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
13 Oct 2015 Wales v Andorra W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group B
05 Jun 2016 Sweden v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2016 Wales v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
16 Jun 2016 England v Wales L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
20 Jun 2016 Russia v Wales W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
25 Jun 2016 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2016 Wales v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
06 Jul 2016 Portugal v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
05 Sep 2016 Wales v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
06 Oct 2016 Austria v Wales D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
09 Oct 2016 Wales v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
12 Nov 2016 Wales v Serbia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
24 Mar 2017 Republic of Ireland v Wales D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
02 Sep 2017 Wales v Austria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
05 Sep 2017 Moldova v Wales W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
22 Mar 2018 China PR v Wales W 0-6 International Friendly
26 Mar 2018 Wales v Uruguay L 0-1 China Cup
06 Sep 2018 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 4-1 UEFA Nations League League B Group B4
09 Sep 2018 Denmark v Wales L 2-0 UEFA Nations League League B Group B4


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.