Real Madrid pay tribute to Gareth Bale after retirement from football

  • Real Madrid pay tribute to Gareth Bale on his retirement from football.

Real Madrid pay tribute to Gareth Bale after retirement from football
Real Madrid pay tribute to Gareth Bale after retirement from football

Real Madrid have paid tribute to Gareth Bale after he announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 33.

The Welshman is recognized as one of the best footballers to represent Britain, and his remarkable performances for Southampton, Tottenham, Real Madrid, LAFC, and his nation will live long in the memory.

Always a player for the big occasion, Bale scored in two Champions League finals for Real Madrid, including a spectacular match- overhead kick against in 2018, and won the competition on five separate occasions.

He also played an important role in Wales‘ remarkable run to the Euro 2016 semifinals and subsequent qualification for the World Cup after a 64-year absence.

Bale’s relationship with Real Madrid’s fans and the local media was fractious at times, but there’s no disputing how valued his contributions on the field were. Indeed, he was regarded as one of the best players in the world after his £85.3m transfer and made up one-third of the famed Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo trio.


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Real Madrid has released a statement congratulating Bale on his legendary status and wishing him the best in the future after learning of his retirement.

“Given Gareth Bale’s announcement of his retirement from football as a professional player, Real Madrid CF wants to show its gratitude, admiration and affection for a great legend of our club and world football,” the statement read.

“Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in 2013 and defended our shirt for 9 years, during which he won 19 titles: 5 European Cups, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 3 Leagues, 1 Copa del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups . Individually, he was named Best Player in the 2018 Champions League Final and won the Ballon d’Or at the Club World Cup that same year.

“Gareth Bale has been part of our team in one of the most successful stages in our history and forever represents many of the brightest moments of the last decade, such as his goal after a memorable run in the final of the Copa del Rey in Valencia. in 2014, his transcendental goal in the final of the Champions League in Lisbon in 2014 or his goals in the final of the Champions League in Kyiv in 2018, especially the Chilean one that will remain forever etched in the memory of all football lovers.

“His figure will forever linked to the history and legend of our club.

“Best of luck, Gareth, and best wishes to you and your family.”

Bale’s final act at club level was to help LAFC win the 2022 Cup – typically, he scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser before his side emerged victorious in a dramatic penalty shootout.

 

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